MTS21 Smartphone Scanner

Instant Data Terminal

MTS21 is a plug-and-play, portable miniaturized barcode scanner that connects with apps via USB Type-C port and instantly turns Android® smartphone into a versatile data terminal. Triggered by ScanKey®, a user-friendly on-screen button that allows user to conduct barcode scanning without interrupting any app operation, MTS21 enables your mobile device with enterprise-level barcode scanning capability.

Snappy 1D & 2D Data Capture

MTS21 Smartphone Scanner, on an average of 1/10 seconds, scans all 1D barcodes, and major 2D barcodes including PDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix and Aztec. MTS21 delivers superior scanning and mobility to many applications which benefit enterprise with less downtime as well as increasing productivity.

Environmental Interference Immunity

Ideal for both indoors and outdoors scanning applications, MTS21 Smartphone Scanner is possessed of the immunity against ambient light interference. Designed to automatically adjust its parameters for optimal scanning performance MTS21 Smartphone Scanner offers more freedom to scan barcodes from under direct sunlight to complete darkness.

ScanKey® Trigger Button

ScanKey® is an Android® app designed to enable user to trigger MTS21 with a semi-transparent on-screen button and receive the barcode data scanned without interrupting the operation of user's main application. The semi-transparent button will appear on the screen and continuously follow any app launched

Mobile-Friendly Scanning

With enhanced optical design and latest decode algorithm, MTS21 can scan all 1D and 2D barcodes printed on any surface, either paper-based label with matte or glossy surface, or mobile phone display and LCD screen. As a result users may expand their business into many mobile applications such as eCoupon, eTicket, Digital ID cards and mobile payments.


Optical & Performance
Light Source white LED
625nm visible red LED
Sensor 640 x 480 pixels
Scan Rate 60 Frames/Sec
Resolution 3mil/ 0.075mm
Scan Angle Horizontal 42°
Vertical 31.5°
Pitch Angle ±60°
Skew Angle ±60°
Roll Angle 360°
Print Contrast 10%
Width of Field 161mm (13 Mil Code39)
Typical D.O.F*
(@ 800 Lux)
  • Code39
  • 5 Mil  : 45 ~ 145 mm
  • 13 Mil : 65 ~ 345 mm
  • QR Code
  • 15 Mil : 35 ~ 165 mm
  • PDF417
  • 6.67 Mil : 55 ~ 120 mm
  • Data Matrix
  • 10 Mil : 45 ~ 120 mm
Physical Characteristics
Dimension W74.68 x L13.7 x H14.32 mm
 (when plugged into smartphone)
Weight 13.26 g
Color Black
Material PC+ABS
Connector USB Type C
Trigger On-screen Button (ScanKey®)
Operation Voltage 5.0 VDC
Working Current < 200mA
Standby Current < 60mA
Interface/ Profile
User Environment
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50˚C
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 60˚C
Humidity 0%~95% RH (Non-condensing)
Drop Durability 1.5 M
Ambient Light 100,000 lux (Sunlight)
Decode Capability
1D Symbologies UPC-A/UPC-E, EAN-8/EAN-13, Industrial 2 of 5, Codabar, Matrix 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 32, Code 128, Standard Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, IATA Code, GS1-128, MSI Plessey Code, UK Plessey Code, GS1 Databar
2D Symbologies QR Code, Micro QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF417, Aztec
ESD Functional after 4KV contact, 8KV air discharge
Safety Approval TBA
Environmental WEEE, RoHS 2.0
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* Those D.O.F are mean values.
** All Specifications are subject to change without notice.


  • Document
  • Document
    MTS21 Datasheet