Barcode Reader

TWINSBURG, OH – Pepperl+Fuchs introduces a new firmware release for their handheld MAH200 and MAH300 series barcode readers. The firmware features a decoder that allows these barcode readers to handle the new USPS 4-state barcode, also known as USPS OneCode Solution.

According to the United States Postal service website (, “The Intelligent Mail® barcode (formally known as the 4-State Customer Barcode) is the next generation of USPS® barcode technology used to sort and track letters and flats. Intelligent Mail® barcode technology, among other things, combines the capabilities of the POSTNET barcode and the Planet Code® barcode into one unique barcode.” For more information visit

In addition to reading 4-state barcodes, the MAH200 and MAH300 include decoders for most linear and 2D symbologies. In all, over 40 decoders are included in the unit. Connectivity is simplified with USB, PS/2, serial or Bluetooth wireless interfaces. A high-capacity battery handle is available for extended operation without the need to recharge.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 45 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since.

For more information contact: Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0001; fax: (330) 405-4710; [email protected];

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