Heron Linear Imager

pin6Heron Linear Imager

The Heron entry-level readers are packed with features to delight any user. Ideal for instinctive reading distance applications (near contact to over 20 cm / 8 in) at the retail point of sale (POS) or office applications, the Heron readers provide high performance in an innovative design package.

Perfect for use as both a handheld and a presentation style reader, all Heron models are lightweight and ergonomically shaped for handheld use and include an auto-sensing stand in the package. Removed from the stand the reader switches to handheld mode, placed correctly in the stand, the reader beeps and automatically switches to Stand Mode (hands-free) for presentation reading.



  • Handheld and hands-free operation
  • Accurate and high first-pass read rates
  • Complete data formatting and editing
  • Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ for good-read feedback
  • Supports GS1 DataBar™ linear codes
  • Several interface models available
  • Nedap and Checkpoint Systems EAS compatible model

Decoding Capability
1D / Linear Codes Autodiscriminates all standard 1D codes including GS1 DataBar™ linear codes
Stacked Codes GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional

Current Operating (Typical): 155mA @ 5 VDC
Standby/Idle (Typical)
: < 500 µA @ 5 VDC
Input Voltage 5 VDC +/- 5%

Ambient Light 0 – 100,000 lux
Drop Resistance Withstands repeated drops from 1.8 m / 5.9 ft onto a concrete surface
ESD Protection (Air Discharge) 16 kV
Humidity (Non-Condensing) 90%
Particulate and Water Sealing IP30
Temperature Operating: 0 to 55 °C / 32 to 131 °F
Storage/Transport: -20 to 70 °C / -4 to 158 °F
Weight About 160 g / 5.65 oz (without cable)
Case Material ABS and Polycarbonate, plus co-moulded rubber
Cable Length 2 m / 6.1 ft; USB 1.8 m / 5.91 ft