Zapper Tornado 2D HC

ASP’s new Tornado 2D HC™ incorporates anti-microbial materials to minimize the risk of spreading infectious micro-organisms and other bacteria. This newly developed antimicrobial area-imaging scanner not only provides outstanding reading performance, but also protects your safety under complete infection control.

  • Disinfectant-ready enclosure incorporating antimicrobial additives
  • Complies with JIS Z2801: 2000 standard
  • Allows periodic cleaning with commonly-used cleaning solutions
  • Reads most popular 1D, 2D barcodes and postal codes
  • Omni-directional scanning
  • The ability to read bar codes on paper and LCD displays
  • Superior readability on barcodes printed on reflective material and on curved surfaces
  • Unsurpassed readability on low contrast, smudged, poorly-printed or damaged barcodes
  • High-density and standard range models are available for various data capture needs
  • High density model can read 2.7-mil high-density barcodes
  • Standard range model is ideal for general purpose applications
  • Digital image capture capability
  • Built-in vibrator is ideal for both noisy and quiet environments


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The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is rugged in design, has outstanding reading performance and versatile features, and is suited to any working environment where hygiene management is paramount.

Outstanding readability

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC supports digital image capture functionality, enabling you to capture images as well as effectively scan paper and on screen barcodes.

Superior 1D and 2D reading performance

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is designed to meet the needs of various barcode scanning applications. It has superior performance on reading poorly-printed, smudged and damaged barcodes.

Disinfectant-Ready enclosure

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC’s scanner casing incorporates a silver inorganic antimicrobial agent which will not wear off during its lifetime. This disinfectant-ready casing allows the plastic to be cleaned or wiped down with commonly-used cleaning solutions without harming the casing or the sensitive scanning components inside.

2D solution for hygiene-sensitive environments

In the Healthcare Industry, PDF417 and 2D barcodes are commonly used on patient ID bracelets and medications to improve patient safety. Many pharmaceutical and biomedical companies use 2D barcodes for tracking of laboratory samples. The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is a wise choice for a wide range of specific applications where hygiene safety is vital.

  • Perfectly suited to healthcare and environment sensitive applications
  • Rugged and ergonomic design
  • Capable of reading high density 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Plug-in-and-play – no drivers required
  • Multi interface
  • Backed by two year factory warranty (one year warranty on cable)

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is part of ASP’s versatile Zapper Tornado family. See the matrix below for the all members of the family, and click on any model name to find out more.

Zapper Tornado Model Corded Bluetooth 1D 2D Antimicrobial
Zapper Tornado
Zapper Tornado 2D
Zapper Tornado BT
Zapper Tornado 2D BT
Zapper Tornado HC
Zapper Tornado 2D HC
Zapper Tornado BT HC
Zapper Tornado 2D BT HC
Specifications – Zapper Tornado 2D HC
Light Source Aiming Pattern: 630nm LED, Illumination: 630nm LED
Scan Pattern Area Image
Print Contrast 20% minimum reflective difference
Minimum Resolution 4mil Code 39, 7mil DM
Scan Rate Graphic Format: BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG
Reading Range 5 mil (0.13mm) C39 4~15 cm
13 mil (0.33mm) UPC/EAN 3~38 cm
10 mil (0.25mm) DM 3~15.5 cm
Motion Tolerance Up to 63.5cm per second
Pitch/Skew Roll: 360°; Pitch: ±75°; Skew: ±65°
Operating Modes Toggle, Trigger, Force, Level, Diagnostic Alternative, Low power, Presentation, Multiple Read
System Interfaces USB, RS232, KBW
User Interfaces 3 LEDs for good read, power and status indications
Programmable beeper, optional vibrate mode
1D Linear Codes Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32, Code 128, GS1-128, Codabar, Code 11, Code 93, Standard & Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved & Matrix 2 of 5, IATA, UPC/EAN/JAN, UPC/EAN/JAN with Addendum, Telepen, MSI/Plessey & UK/Plessey, GS1 DataBar, Linear & Linear Stacked
2D Codes PDF417, Micro PDF417, Codablock F, Code 16K, Code 49, Composite Codes, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Aztec, MicroQR, Han Xin Code
Postal Codes Australian Post, US Planet, US Postnet, Japan Post, Dutch KIX code, Intelligent Mail, British Post
Dimensions (mm) 95.00mm (L) x 70.5mm (W) x 161.7mm (D)
Weight 152g (without cable)
Colour Light Grey and Blue
Input Voltage 5VDC ±10%
Current Operating: Typical 285 mA @5VDC
Standby: Typical 160 mA @5VDC
Anti-Microbial Additives Silver inorganic antimicrobial agent
EMC C-Tick, CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI & FCC compliant
Environmental Compliant with RoHS directive
Safety LED Eye Safety IEC62471, Exempt Group
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Storage temperature -40°C to 70°C
Humidity 5% – 95% RH (non condensing)
Ambient Light Injection 0-100,000 LUX
Shock Designed to withstand multiple 1.8m drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing IP41
ESD Protection Functional after 15KV discharge
Anti-Microbial Standard JIS Z2801 : 2000
Recommended Cleaning Gentle dish soap water or alcohol solvent