Code Reader 2600 XHD

This product has reached the end of its life. It is now considered technically discontinued and will go through a process of being phased out over time. For additional information read the official EOL Product Bulletin and our official Press Release.

The Code Reader™ 2600 (CR2600) is an ultra-fast, durable Bluetooth® barcode reader that features an aggressive scan engine to decode all 1D, 2D, and Postal barcode symbologies. Its patented dual field optics make transitioning from decoding wide to very small barcodes seamless. While patented glare-reduction technology means reading barcodes on shiny surfaces is no longer a challenge. The XHD version is built specifically for manufacturing workflows.

Brand: CODE
Categories: Barcode Scanner
Tags: Extra High Density
Manufacturer: Code Corporation
Item Condition: NEW
Availability: In stock

The CR2600 is available in both palm and handheld configurations and features a durable, quick-release, rechargeable battery cartridge. For a truly mobile solution, battery cartridges accurately measure charge level and display battery life using a 4-LED fuel gauge indicator.

By scanning the QuickConnect Code™ located on the charging station, the CR2600 quickly establishes a wireless connection between the reader and the host device—enabling users to transmit barcoded data into any application. For added versatility, the CR2600 can be paired with other Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices.

Now with CodeShield® Level 3 plastics, and an IP65 rating, the CR2600 tolerates more cleaners and disinfectants than any other healthcare barcode reader on the market. With CodeShield®, this pocket-sized, wireless reader can freely move in and out of patient rooms without adversely affecting infection control protocols.

Product Features


  • Lightweight, ergonomic models in palm and handled configurations
  • Durable, quick-release rechargeable battery cartridges
  • Smart battery shows battery health with a visible fuel gauge
  • 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.
  • Multiple programmable buttons for customized workflow processes
  • IP65 rating seals out dust and moisture
  • CortexRM® Remote Management ready
  • Powerful data management capability with JavaScript
  • Code Complete service and extended warranty plans
  • Pair to Bluetooth supported Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices and tablets
  • Paging button to assist in locating reader (Charger Station with embedded CodeXML® modem option only)
  • Compatible with Code’s CortexTools2® software configuration utility
  • CR2600 XHD built-in macro lens
  • CR2600 XHD High speed, omnidirectional reading of laser-etched barcodes
  • CR2600 XHD Extreme high density field for reading barcodes as small as 2mil.
  • Reads barcodes on mobile device screens
  • Customizable Driver License parsing for US, Canada and Colombia (additional license required)
  • CodeShield® PVC-Free disinfectant-ready plastics
  • PVC-Free CodeShield® plastics stand up to harsh disinfectants

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.

CortexTools2 | Version: 1.4.3.18

See the readme file for information on this version

Date: 06-25-2020
CR2600 Firmware | Version: 1306

CR2600 System Install Firmware. Note: Download CortexTools® to download firmware and configuration files to your CR2600. Files within the firmware zip files should not be renamed. Save files as is. Read the Installing Firmware Instructions for more information.

New to 1306: Refer to readme file.

Date: 06-25-2020
A104 / A111 Charging Station with Embedded Modem (V2) | Version: 2424

New to 2424: Added support for improved international language. Added support for VCOM mode.

Charging Station with Embedded Modem System Install Firmware. Note: Download CortexTools™ to download firmware and configuration files to your Charging Station with Embedded Modem.

Date: 06-25-2020
A104 / A111 Charging Station with Embedded Modem (V1) | Version: 2224

REV 1 MODEM ONLY. New to 2224: Added support for improved international language. Added support for VCOM mode.

Charging Station Modem System Install Firmware. Note: Download CortexTools™ to download firmware and configuration files to your Charging Station with Embedded Modem.

Date: 06-25-2020
M3 v1 Modem Firmware | Version: 2024

New to 2024: Added support for improved international language. Added support for VCOM mode.

M3 Modem System Install Firmware. Note: Download CortexTools® to download firmware and configuration files to your M3 Modem. Files within the firmware zip files should not be renamed. Save files as is. Read the Installing Firmware Instructions for more information.

Date: 06-25-2020
M3 v2 Modem Firmware | Version: 2624

M3v2 Modem Firmware is for modems labeled "MFG#: BTHDG_M3_02" with "Rev. 03" below the MFG number. New to 2624: Refer to Readme file.

M3v2 Modem System Install Firmware. Note: Download CortexTools™ to download firmware and configuration files to your Charging Station with Embedded Modem. Files within the firmware zip files should not be renamed. Save files as is. 

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.