CR-1301 Barcode Reader

CR-1301 Barcode Reader

CR-1301 Features

The versatile CR-1301 1D barcode reader is the perfect choice for high-speed logistics, verification and manufacturing applications. CR-1301 delivers unprecedented barcode detection and decoding performance and are capable of reading deformed, damaged and degraded low-quality barcodes in almost type any scenery thanks to the advanced AI-based CodeMAX barcode decoding technology. The setup and operation are easy thanks to an intuitive built-in web interface.

Exceptional reading performance

The CR-1301 barcode reader has a superior 1.3 Megapixel global shutter CMOS sensor, powerful multi-core processors and GPU's enabling it to perform 30 full-frame barcode detection and decoding scans pr. second with the highest read-rates. Our groundbreaking barcode detection and decoding algorithms use state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to enable superior barcode decoding performance unparalleled to the performance of comparable products.

Easy integration and high flexibility

To provide simple integration, the CR-1301 series includes a dual distance sensor subsystem that provides automated parcel and package detection, thus eliminating the need for interfacing to other external detection sensors. The CR-1301 reader also features a solid and rugged design with IP65 enclosure and uses standard industrial GigaBit Ethernet for communication and data output. Decoding results can easily be obtained by connecting to the build in TCP server, or by making a request to the REST endpoints embedded in the camera. In both cases, the decoding results will be formatted in easy to read JSON format. Optional high-lumen LED front modules are available which is easily mounted without any external wiring, thus eliminating the need for external lighting. Optionally up to 5 cameras can be connected to extend the field-of-view or enable multi-sided scanning.

Simple configuration and operation

Thanks to our intelligent processing algorithms no cumbersome teach-in or parameter tweaking are required - Start reading barcodes with the camera straight out-of-the-box. All CR-Series Barcode Reader cameras come with an easy-to-use web-based user interface. This enables quick configuration of the camera without the need to install dedicated software on a host PC. The interfaces work in any web-browser on both PC's and tablets. The interface can also be used to monitor the camera and download decoding results.

Web interface key features:

  • Browser-based interface. Control and configure the camera from any device with a web browser.
  • Requires no installation, the web interface is embedded in the camera.
  • Easy access to decoding results and statistics.
  • Intuitive setup wizards.
  • Quickly choose between different configurations.
  • Different view modes suitable for various applications such as manual presentation or parcel sorting.

CR Series
Image Sensor Resolution1.3 Megapixel
Full-frame scans30 Scans/sec
Supported SymbologiesUPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, Code 39, Code 93, Databar composite CC-A and CC-B, GS1-128, ITF, Codabar, MSI Plessey, Databar limited, stacked omnidirectional and truncated

The advanced CodeMAX barcode decoding software uses complex algorithms which provides accurate high performance barcode decoding in a number of challenging conditions:


Curved surfaces


Out of focus


Glossy Surfaces


Uneven Surfaces


Wrinkled Surfaces


Bad printing


Small barcodes


Low contrast


Skewed angles


Damaged barcodes


Occluded barcodes


Multiple barcodes
Full-frame scans
  • 30 scans/sec
Image Sensor
  • 1.3 Megapixel global shutter 2/3" CMOS
Shutter Speed
  • Minimum exposure time: 50 μs
  • Maximum exposure time: 25000 μs
Supported 1D symbologies
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • EAN-8
  • EAN-13
  • Code-128
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Databar composite CC-A and CC-B
  • ITF
  • Codabar
  • MSI Plessey
  • Databar limited, stacked omnidirectional and truncated
Supported 2D symbologies
  • None
Product Content
  • CR-1301 barcode reader
  • Industrial Ethernet cable, 5 m, Cat.6, with 8-pos M12 connector and RJ-45 connector at back-end
  • Multi-Io cable with 12-pos M12 connector and pre-tinned wires at back-end
  • 24VDC Power supply, 3 Amp (+/- 10%)
  • Web based user and configuration interface embedded in the camera
  • Back-end integration support package (See contents below)
  • Users manual
  • Video tutorials
  • 12-month free email support
  • Note: The product does NOT include optics, LED front module and lens front cover.
 Scan trigger methods
  • Built in time-of-flight range sensor
  • Ethernet
  • Opto
  • Interval
  • Free-run
  • Presentation
 Status output
  • Beeper
  • Red/Green confirmation LEDs
  • Back panel LED
 Multi-sided scanning
  • Support for up to 5 networked cameras
  • Internal barcode result storage
  • Internal image storage
IO Connectivity

Multi-IO connector :

  • 24 VDC power input
  • Optocoupled trigger input 12/24V compliancy
  • Dual optocoupled user-configurable outputs 12/24V compliancy
  • External LED module control
  • 12 Pos M12, Binder 09-3491-90-12

Industrial Ethernet Connector:

  • 100Mbit/1000Mbit, 4 x twisted pairs
  • 8 Pos M12, Binder 09-3782-91-08
  • REST endpoints
  • HTTP
  • TCP/IP
 Integration Support Package
  • REST API documentation
  • Code examples
  • Video tutorials
1-9 units2299 €
10-49 units2099 €
50-99 units1899 €
100+ units1699 €

*Note: The price does not include optics, LED front module and lens front cover.



CR-1300 Series product flyer version 1.04 - pdf



Mechanical Documentation


Mechanical drawing with barcode reader dimensions - drawing



Related Documents


GS1 General Specifications that defines how identification keys, data attributes and barcodes must be used in business applications - pdf


Recommended barcode x-dimensions for individual application segments - pdf




WebUI browser based user interface for the CR-Series cameras




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Robust and Reliable Realtime Barcode Decoding with CodeMAX



  • Brand: Sension
  • Product Code: CR-1301
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €2,299.00
  • Ex Tax: €2,299.00

Key Features:

▪ Versatile barcode reader for logistics and manufacturing applications

▪ Unprecedented barcode decoding with CodeMAX technology

▪ 1.3 Megapixel global shutter CMOS sensor with excellent SNR and dynamic range

▪ Decodes deformed, glossy, damaged and degraded low-quality barcodes

▪ Dual range sensors for automatic parcel and package detection

▪ Industrial Ethernet interface for communication and data output

▪ Rugged design with IP65 enclosure for harsh industrial environments

▪ Optocoupled input for external trigger input

▪ Dual optocoupled user-configurable outputs

▪ Optional high-power LED illumination front modules with no external wiring

▪ Support for multi-sided scanner applications using up to 5 readers

▪ Result output in JSON format

▪ REST endpoints for easy integration with back-end systems

▪ C-mount optics, including liquid-lens for handling parcels with extended height

▪ Easy-to-use web interface. No software installation required

▪ Customization possible upon request