USB Handheld 1D/2D Barcode Scanner

High performance handheld 1D/2D Barcode Scanner

Part of Star’s POS hardware portfolio, the high performance BSH-32U handheld 1D/2D USB barcode scanner is capable of 1D and 2D USB barcode scanning with high resolution imager and powerful CPU.   A Smart Stand is included with simple switch from trigger press to hands free mode.

Equipped with a high-performance CPU and a super high-resolution imager, the BSH-32U skillfully reads and parses both 1D and 2D barcodes including paper, digital displays, and uneven media. This makes it particularly effective for scanning everything from on screen bar codes to QR codes and product labels.

The robust design is both stylish and functional. It features an ergonomic build, complete with an IP42 rating for dust and water resistance, and is capable of withstanding drops of up to 1.5 meters. Its Star branding and aesthetic appeal complements any modern point-of-sale (POS) system.

Its ease of use further distinguishes the BSH-32U. It offers plug-and-play functionality with any POS system and is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. Furthermore, users and developers can customize its functionality through the StarSCAN utility app, enhancing its operational flexibility.

Universally Compatible

Designed to integrated seamlessly with the Star hardware range, The BSH-32U connects to any POS system or directly to Star POS and barcode label printers via USB cable.  Simply switch between trigger press and hands free mode by docking the scanner in the smart stand.

On-Screen Barcode Capture

With a powerful CPU and advanced image sensor, the BSH-32U effortlessly reads and decodes 1D and 2D barcodes on different surfaces like paper, digital screens, and uneven materials. This versatility makes it ideal for scanning a wide range of items, from IDs and screen bar codes to QR codes and product labels.


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
  • Reads high-density, high-volume and distorted barcodes on paper and screens
  • 5 Scanning modes (trigger, sense, continuous, pulse and batch)
  • Lightweight, comfortable design
  • IP42-rated design and 1.5m drop resistance
  • Plugs directly into any POS system, including Star POS printers with USB Hub
  • Allows access to StarSCAN configuration utility to customise scanner functionality
  • Scanner Stand included, Auto Presentation Mode option via smart Stand

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Type Wired Handheld Barcode Scanner
Sealing IP42
Image Sensor 1280×800 (megapixel) CMOS
Colour Black
Resolution ≥3mil
Symbologies – 2D PDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix, Aztec, Maxicode, etc.
Symbologies – 1D 1D: EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-E, UPC-A, Code128, Coupon, UCC/EAN128, CodaBar, I2Of5, Febraban, ITF14, ITF6, Matrix 25, Code39, Code93, ISSN, ISBN, Industrial 25, Standard 25, China Post 25, Plessey, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UCC/EAN Composite, GS1 Databar, Code 49, Code 16K, AIM 128, ISBT 128
Connectivity/Interface USB, HID Keyboard, HID POS, CDC and IBM SurePOS, HUB Connected
Dimensions & Weight 113.4(W)×71.4(D)×158.0(H) mm |156g
Typical Depth of Field EAN-13: 45 mm-510 mm (13 mil) Code 39: 75 mm-220 mm (5 mil) PDF 417: 70 mm-215 mm (6.7 mil) Data Matrix: 50 mm-220 mm (10 mil) QR Code: 20 mm-330 mm (15 mil)
Scan Angle Pitch: ±55°, Skew: ±55°, Roll: 360°
Field of View Horizontal 39°, Vertical 24°
Min Symbol Contrast 25%
Drop Resistance 1.5m drop
Warranty 2 Year


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