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PSC VS1200 Barcode Scanners

PSC VS800 A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the PSC VS800.

Aggressive, fast, and accurate it has a large, symmetrical scan volume with a generous "sweet spot" to maximize productivity and ergonomics.

The VS1200 from PSC is a true vertical Scanner - specifically designed to increase productivity and profitability wherever vertical scanning is used. Ideal for high-volume food retail markets the VS1200 reads UPC-EAN-JAN barcodes. It comes with PSC's patented Edge decoding software for fast reading of damaged or poorly-printed labels The smallest high-performance Scanner available the VS1200 can be installed in most checkstands with little or no modification and it features a peripheral port for a handheld scanner to scan large bulky items. The design maximizes ergonomics with a large sweet spot for easy scanning right-to-left or left-to-right and its well-defined read zone minimizes accidental scans. A growing number of retailers now use Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) to help reduce shoplifting losses. The VS1200 is available with an optional integrated EAS deactivation antenna - allowing cashiers to scan barcode labels and deactivate EAS tags with one smooth motion.
VS1200 Options
PSC VS1200 (VS12-1000)
VS1200, RS-232 interface. Includes Edge software. Order cables & power supply/AC adapter separately. See accessories.
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PSC VS1200 Details

Great Performance Without Compromise

Ideal for:

  • Designed for POS applications such as grocery, drug, variety and convenience stores
  • Compact size saves counter space and eases installation

VS1200 Features:

  • Programmable sleep mode
  • Undecoded handheld port for portable scanning applications (VS1200 )
  • Dense scan pattern (presentation models)
  • Optional EAS antenna for scanning and security tag deactivation
  • Standard, short range depth-of-field configuration (VS1000 presentation)
  • Optional enhanced depth-of-field 7"/18 cm reads high density codes (VS1000 presentation)
  • Power off the terminal

Maximum Productivity Wherever Vertical Scanning Is Required When choosing a vertical scanner for your retail application, you can't afford to settle for the limitations of a "one size fits all" solution. That's why the VS1200 & VS1000 scanners from PSC are designed specifcally to optimize performance in vertical applications.

Unlike many other so-called vertical scanners which are little more than horizontal scanners turned on their sides, the competitively priced VS1200 and VS1000 are "true vertical" scanners. Aggressive, fast, and accurate each has a large, symmetrical scan volume with a generous "sweet spot" to maximize productivity and ergonomics.

All VS models boast a small footprint and are easily installed onto any countertop with a simple stationary or flexible stand mount.

Models For The Codes You Read... The VS1200 and the VS1000 are each available in two formats. To select the VS scanner that's right for your application, first determine the codes that you will need to read in your environment.

The VS1200 comes standard with UPC/EAN/JAN decoding and advanced Edge™ software for reading torn or disfigured labels. With Edge disabled, the VS1200 reads the UPC family plus one additional industrial code, and reads poorly-printed labels with the help of Adaptive™ software. Optionally, the VS1200 can be ordered with P2/P5 add-ons. Adaptive software is standard on the VS1000, which auto-discriminates between up to four codes including UPC/EAN/JAN with P2/P5 add-ons, and industrial symbologies such as ITF, Code 128, and Code 39.

...And How You Read Them Examine your scanning environment —the VS model you choose will depend on available counter space, the method used to scan items, and the rate at which items must be scanned.

Both the VS1200 and the VS1000 are available in "Sweep" and "Presentation-style" scanning models. In higher volume checkout environments with sufficient room for a left-to-right or right-to-left scanning motion, choose a sweep configuration. In lower volume scanning environments with limited counter space, the presentation configurations' deep, dense scan pattern will provide optimal performance.

The VS1200 & VS1000: Optimized For Your Application Your scanning requirements are unique, and your scanner should be too. With the VS1200 , you can have an affordable vertical scanner that's just right for your environ- ment —without sacrificing performance, ergonomics or valuable counter space.

VS1200 Specifications



  • 6.0" /15.2 cm


  • 6.5" /16.5 cm


  • 4.3" /10.8 cm


  • 3.5 lbs./1.6 g



  • Scan lines: 18
  • Rate: 1, 350 scans/sec.
  • Depth-of-field: 8.0" /20.5 cm
  • Read height: 6.0" /15.2 cm


  • Scan lines: 20
  • Rate: 1, 500 scans/sec.
  • Depth-of-field: 7.0" /18.0 cm (VS1000 enhanced) 5.0" /12.8 cm (VS1000 standard & VS1200 )
  • Read height: 11.5 cm /4.5"


Temperature rating

  • Operating: 50° to 104° F /10° to 40° C
  • Storage: -40° to 158° F /-40° to 70° C


  • 5 to 95% NC


AC Power requirements

  • 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • 6.4 Watts (nominal), 9.7 Watts (maximum), 4.4 Watts (sleep mode)

VS1200 Decoding Capability

The VS1200 reads the UPC code family with Edge™ decoding sosftware. When the VS1200 is programmed to read one additional industrial code, Adaptive™ decoding software replaced Edge.

The VS1000 reads up to three industrial codes in addition to the UPC code family, and uses Adaptive decoding software.

UPC A, E /EAN 8, 13 /JAN 8, 13

  • with Edge (VS1200 only)
  • with P2/P5 add-ons (standard on VS1000 – excluding IBM I/Fs; optional on VS1200 )

Industrial Codes

  • Code 128
  • Code 39 with Stitching (VS1000 only)
  • ITF (Interleaved 2 of 5)
  • MSI /Plessey (VS1000 only)



  • IBM 468x /469x
  • OCIA /RS232 (dual interface cable)
  • RS232
  • 6-bit
  • Multidrop (MDL)
  • Keyboard Wedge
  • peripheral port for undecoded scanner


  • IBM 468x /469x
  • RS232
  • 6-bit
  • Wand Emulation
  • Keyboard Wedge

Safety and Regulatory


  • AS 3260 (Australia)
  • EN60 950 (TÜV Europe)
  • Korea Agency
  • MITI T-Mark (Japan)
  • UL 1950 (USA)
  • cUL C22.2 No.950-M89 (Canada)

VS1200 Emissions

  • FCC part 15 subpart j, Class A (USA)
  • AS/NZS 3548 (Australia/New Zealand)
  • VCCI-1 (Japan)
  • VDE Class B, EN 55022-B (Europe)

VS1200 Laser classification

  • CDRH Class IIa (USA) (CAUTION Laser Radiation – do not stare into beam)
  • IEC 60825 Class 1 (Europe)


EAS compatibility

The optional integrated antenna works with Checkpoint Counterpoint IV, V and subsequent models (available from Checkpoint Systems).

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