1D/2D Desktop USB Barcode Scanner

Fast and Efficient USB Presentation Scanner

The BSD-40U is a high quality 1D / 2D desktop barcode scanner. With its high resolution imager, exceptional motion tolerance and broad field of view, the BSD-40U enhances user experience and productivity for any retail or logistics application.

The BSD-40U has a high-powered CPU and a high-resolution image sensor, making it adept at reading 1D and 2D barcodes from various surfaces, including paper, uneven media, and digital screens. Its superior IP52-rated design and 1.2m drop resistance ensures long-lasting reliability.

The integrated IR sensor ensures speedy barcode capture, facilitating increased throughput. The quick switch mode is a unique feature, allowing users to toggle between normal and high-motion-tolerance modes, adapting to different operational demands.

Durability is paramount in the BSD-40U’s design. It features an IP52-rated construction, safeguarding it from dust and water, and it can withstand multiple 1.2m drops. Available in black with Star branding, the scanner complements any POS setup.

Universally Compatible

The BSD-40U is universally compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows systems and seamlessly integrates with Star’s POS and label printer products. Its Star branding assures top quality, making it an ideal choice for businesses seeking a scanner that combines performance, versatility, and reliability in their POS solutions.

On-Screen Barcode Capture

The scanner’s advanced capabilities extend to on-screen barcode capture, allowing seamless reading of barcodes displayed on screens, making it a versatile solution for modern applications. Whether you’re dealing with traditional 1D barcodes high-density 2D  barcodes / QR codes, the desktop USB 1D/2D Barcode Scanner delivers accuracy and speed. Elevate your scanning experience with cutting-edge technology designed to meet the dynamic needs of diverse environments.


StarSCAN, included with all Star Micronics scanners, is a Windows-based Utility compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. Users can tailor their scanning preferences and configure scanners to specific needs. Developers can further integrate it into applications using the provided SDK.

Product Features

  • Reads 1D and 2D Barcodes
  • High resolution imager
  • Superior CPU for faster parsing of barcodes
  • Captures high-density, high-volume and even distorted printed and screen barcodes
  • Simple switch to toggle between paper and screen mode
  • Plugs directly into any POS system, including STAR POS and label printers with USB Hub
  • Superior motion tolerance (2,5m/s)
  • Large field of view (horizontal 51°, vertical 32°)
  • IP52-rated design and 1.2 m drop resistance
  • Allows access to StarSCAN configuration utility to customise scanner functionality

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Type Desktop Barcode Scanner
Sealing IP52
Image Sensor 1280×800 CMOS
Colour Black
Resolution ≥3mil
Symbologies – 2D PDF417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Aztec, etc.
Symbologies – 1D Code-11, Code-128, Code-39, GS1-128(UCC/EAN-128), AIM-128, ISBT-128, Codabar, Code 93, UPC-A, UPC-E, Coupon, GS1Composite, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN/ISSN, Interleaved 2 of 5, Febraban, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 25, ITF-6, ITF-14, Standard 25, ChinaPost25, MSI-Plessey, Plessey, GS1Databar (RSS)
Connectivity/Interface RS-232, USB
Dimensions & Weight 83(W)×80(D)×147(H)mm | 297g
Typical Depth of Field EAN-13: 10-210mm (13mil)QR Code: 10-180mm (15mil)
Motion Tolerance 2.5m/s
Scan Angle Pitch: ±50°, Roll: 360°, Skew: ±45°
Field of View Horizontal 51°, Vertical 32°
Min Symbol Contrast 25%
Drop Resistance 1.2m drops to concrete (for six sides, one drop per side)
Warranty 2 Year


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