MT52501 Pen Scanner

Pen Scanner of Lasting Value

Reader MT52501 is a pen-style 1D barcode scanner that has been supplied to the market for over 30 years. The economical price point and ergonomic form factor offer lasting value. Due to the unique way of scanning through sweeping, MT52501 is capable of smoothly scanning barcodes which are too wide to read by traditional gun-style barcode scanners.

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Ergonomic Design and Comfortable Grip

Built with ergonomic design, small profile, and compact size, MT52501 is comfortable to hold and easy to sweep. The rubber surface on both sides of MT52501 is not only comfortable to the grip, but also enables MT52501 to withstand 1.5 meter drops to concrete.

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Easy and Flexible Operation

MT52501 is the best barcode scanning solution when an application requires for scanning multiple barcodes on the same sheet of paper because it is much easier to run a pen scanner across the correct barcodes than other alternatives. MT52501 also supports flexible sweeping speed with bi-direction therefore either at lower speed or higher speed, forward or backward, barcodes can still be captured easily and successfully.

Superior Optics with Great Reliability

MT52501 has a superior optics with great reliability. The pen tip of MT52501 is made of sapphire-class crystal which, due to its remarkable hardness and high transparency, can support countless sweeping against rugged surface for prolonged operation and get high first-read rates.

Easy Installation and Configuration

As a plug-and-play USB device, MT52501 emulates an USB keyboard and requires no drivers for installation. Simply plug MT52501 into the USB port of host computer and start scanning. MT52501 is also easily configured on the host computer by Marson's free user-friendly software tool, Ez Utility®.
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Optical & Performance
Light Source 650nm visible red LED
Sensor Photo Diode
Resolution 5Mil/ 0.127mm
Print Contrast Ratio 45%
D.O.F (@ 800 Lux)
  • Code39
  • 5 Mil : 0mm (Contact)
  • 13 Mil : 0mm (Contact)
Physical Characteristics
Dimension  L150 x W29.6 x H22 mm
Weight 100g (USB)
110g (RS232)
Color Blue
Material ABS
Cable 2.1M (Fixed USB cable)
Indicator Buzzer
Operation Voltage 5 VDC  ±  5%
Working Current < 110mA (USB)
< 120mA (RS232)
Standby Current < 110mA (USB)
< 120mA (RS232)
Interface/ Profile
  • RS232
User Environment
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50˚C
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 60˚C
Humidity 0% ~ 95%RH (Non-condensing)
Drop Durability 1.5M
Ambient Light 5,000 Lux
Decode Capability
1D Symbologies UPC-A/UPC-E, EAN-8/EAN-13, Industrial 2 of 5, Codabar, Matrix 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 32, Code 128, Standard Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, China Postal Code, MSI Plessy Code, UK Plessy Code, EAN/UCC 128, Telepen Code, IATA Code
ESD Functional after 4KV contact, 8KV air discharge
EMC FCC Part 15B Class B, CE EN55022/24
Environmental WEEE, RoHS 2.0
Japan 1161018
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  • Document
  • Document
    Ez Utility v7.06
    Windows Scanner Configuration
  • Document
    MT52501 Datasheet
    Pen Scanner
  • Document
    HM3 VCP Driver
    For HM3-x-x.xx Firmware
  • Document
    Pen/Slot Reader User's Manual v2.1