Code Reader 1500

The Code Reader™ 1500 (CR1500) is a compact, rugged, tethered barcode reader that features a high-performance scan engine, patented dual-field optical platform, and intuitive targeting that makes reading 1D, 2D, and postal barcodes extremely fast and reliable. Built for healthcare and industrial environments, this reader is ready to thrive in either demanding setting.

Brand: CODE
Categories: Barcode Scanner
Tags: Handheld Scanners

The CR1500 (healthcare version in light grey) is built with a CodeShield® Level 3 disinfectant-ready housing. It is PVC-free, and IP54 rated, protecting the components of the CR1500 against harsh chemical cleaning agents, dust, and water ingress. The robust housing is even built to withstand multiple drops to concrete.

The CR1500 (industrial/retail version in dark gray) is built to overcome the real-world challenges that present in industrial operations. The CR1500 can read poor-quality codes printed on varied surfaces, laser-etched direct part marks during the manufacturing process, or barcodes as small as 2 mils (DPM decoding available via additional licensing).

No matter your system requirements, Code's unique JavaScript platform provides unlimited customization options to meet your application needs. The compact yet durable 2D scanner has a proprietary microprocessor designed for super-fast image processing and best-in-class decoding. The CR1500 is the barcode reader of choice for all your challenging data collection needs.

Product Features


  • Visual, audible, and haptic indicator customization for workflow needs
  • Patented dual-field optics, both high density and wide field in the same unit
  • Patented glare reduction technology for reading barcodes on shiny surfaces
  • High speed, omnidirectional reading of all 1D, 2D, Postal barcodes.
  • CortexRM® Remote Management ready
  • Powerful data management capability with JavaScript
  • Code Complete service and extended warranty plans
  • Compatible with Code’s CortexTools2® software configuration utility
  • Manual or automatic triggering
  • Reads barcodes on mobile device screens
  • Customizable Driver License parsing for US, Canada and Colombia (additional license required)
  • Compatible with Code’s rapid disconnect USB and RS232 Affinity® cables
  • Efficient power consumption
  • Dark Grey version uses Level 2 disinfectant-ready housing & Light Grey version uses Level 3 Codeshield Plastics
  • Available in light or dark gray
  • Light Grey version uses PVC-Free CodeShield® plastics which stand up to more disinfectants
  • Light Grey available with “plug and play” models for all major Health Information Systems to simplify rollout
  • Light Grey model are GS1 and HIBC validation and parsing for accurate and efficient data capture
  • Contain no exposed metal and seamless design for easier infection control
  • Light Grey models are programmable day/night modes to avoid patient disturbance
  • Dark Grey models optimized to read laser etched, DPM, or high-density codes
  • Dark Grey serial interface available for easy Programmable Logic Controller connectivity
  • Dark Grey pre-configured kits available for easy connection to major MRP/ERP software packages

Product Firmware


Looking to customize your barcode reader’s function or its data parsing ability? Is it time for a firmware update? You have landed in the right place. Just click the link option below and you will be off and running.

These customizable options, features, and updates for your Code barcode scanners are a direct result of how our engineering team listens to the ideas and needs our users have. If you don’t see an option that fits your scanning needs, we are more than happy to customize one for you.

CR1500 Firmware | Version: 1.6.5

Release CR1500 and firmware version 1.6.5

Date: 06-25-2020
CR1500 DPM Firmware | Version: 1.6.5

Release CR1500DPM firmware version 1.6.5

Date: 06-25-2020
CortexTools2 | Version: 1.4.3.18

See the readme file for information on this version

Date: 06-25-2020

Product Software


Looking to customize your barcode reader’s function or its data parsing ability? Is it time for a firmware update? You have landed in the right place. Just click the link option below and you will be off and running.

These customizable options, features, and updates for your Code barcode scanners are a direct result of how our engineering team listens to the ideas and needs our users have. If you don’t see an option that fits your scanning needs, we are more than happy to customize one for you.