■ Product Information

  • ASR-A23D
  • DOCK-Type
  • Android

ASR-A23D is a two-dimensional code reader that can be used by attaching to the various Android devices.
In addition to the various bar code, also supports QR and the beginning GS1 DataBar Composite other major two-dimensional code and PDF417.


Model Name ASR-A23D
Barcode Scanning mode 2D Image scanner
Reading distance ■Barcode density : Reading distance from tip of scanner
Code39 - 5mil : 5.1 ~ 16.2cm
Code128 - 5mil : 6.3 ~ 12.7cm
PDF417 - 6.6mil : 6.3 ~ 16.0cm
PDF417 - 10mil : 4.5 ~ 22.8cm
100% UPC - 13mil : 5.0 ~ 31.7cm
Code39 - 20mil : 5.0 ~ 49.5cm
Data Matrix - 20mil : 3.8 ~ 34.3cm
QR Code - 20mil : 3.8 ~ 27.9cm
Scanning amplitude 42° (horizontal); 28° (vertical)
Scanning angle Pitch: ±60° Roll: 360° Skew:±60° ※1
Readable barcode type ■1D:
PDF417, MicroPDF417, Data Matrix, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code,
GS1 QR code, Aztec, Composite, Hanxin, Grid Matrix, MaxiCode
Postal: US PostNet, US Planet, UK Postal, Australian Postal, Japan Postal,
Dutch Postal (KIX), UPU FICS Postal, Mailmark
Light sources Red light LED
Power supply Battery capacity Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, 700mAh
Uninterrupted scanning times Approx. 27,000 times(Approx. 15 hours) ※2
Charging method Magnetic charging cable ※3
Charging time Approx. 2hrs (built-in battery) ※4
Key input 2 trigger buttons
Communication Interface USB OTG
Appearance Dimensions (W)x(D)x(H) 2.52×0.39×4.69 inches (64×10×119 mm) ※5
Weight (with battery) About 70g
Material PC
Case color White
Display LED Battery level indicator
Environment Working environment 14~113°F (-10~45°C), 20~85%RH (Charging requires 32~113°F (0°C~45°C))
Storage environment -4~140°F (-20~60°C), 10~95%RH
IP rate IP65 compliance
Anti-drop 5 feet (1.5m) (Six-sides × 4 corners, one time each) ※6
Certifications FCC/CE/RoHS
Accessories Magnetic charging cable, OTG cable

※1 It depends on the type of barcode.
※2 Verification results from a dedicated application. Reader settings: Beep ON, Vibration ON, Aiming light illuminates only during reading, Reading once every 2 seconds.
※3 A 5V/2A output USB adapter is recommeded for charging. (Not included in the package)
※4 When an Android phone is connected during charging, both the phone and AsReader will be charged simultaneously,
but the Android phone won't be able to communicate with the AsReader while being charged.
※5 Excluding protrusion.
※6 Limited to the body of AsReader.

  Version Update date Size  
User manual 1.2   668KB Download(PDF)
Barcode Parameter Manual Version 1.0   4.5MB Download(PDF)
Barcode Parameters for HID Mode Version 2.0   423KB Download(PDF)
Datasheets   25 Apr. 2023 109KB Download(PDF)

SDK / Sample Application

■License Agreement

Please read the License Agreement below before downloading.

Licence Agreement for AsReader SDK

Please read carefully before using the Software Development Kit "AsReader SDK" (hereafter "SDK") that is developed and offered by the Company (Asterisk Inc.).

In offering the SDK we require you to agree to the Terms of Use below as a condition of use.
Please read the Terms of Use below before installing the software.By installing the SDK you agree to the Terms of Use below. If you cannot agree with the Terms of Use below, please refrain from using the SDK.

【Terms of Use】

Article 1: Purpose of these Terms of Use

The purpose of these Terms of Use is to determine the common Terms of Use for the SDK that is offered by the Company to the users of the SDK as they are determined in the next Article.

Article 2: Definitions

  1. For these Terms of Use, "User" is defined as an individual who develops software applications and uses the SDK.
  2. For these Terms of Use, "Target Product" is defined as the AsReader Development SDK that is developed by the Company and publicly available both free of charge or for a fee.
  3. For these Terms of Use, "Library" is defined as the program developed by the Company which has the control function over the Target Products, which includes the SDK.
  4. For these Terms of Use, "API Specification Document" is defined as the document in which the specifications of the linkage function with the external program "Library", which includes the SDK are registered.
  5. For these Terms of Use, "Sample Program" is defined as a source code format program that is developed by the Company and which has a linkage function with the Library which includes the SDK, which the Company provides to the User as a sample when they are developing a user program.
  6. For these Terms of Use, "Modification Program" is defined as a program created by a User based on Article 3, Paragraph 2, Item (2).
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  1. The Company grants free use of the information described in the API specifications worldwide for the purpose of implementing the development and improvement of User Software by Users.
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    2. The right to alter the Sample Program for the purpose of developing User Software, or to rely on the Sample Program to develop other programs.
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    Article 5: Prohibited Acts

    The User shall not, with respect to the Target Software and the SDK, perform any of the following acts:

    1. Link User Software which has the control function over the Target Product with the Target Software using a method different from that described in the API Specification Document.
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    3. Use the information described in the API Specification Document to reverse engineer, or have a third party reverse engineer, the Target Software (which includes, but is not limited to, modification, reverse compiling and disassembling).

    Article 6: Support by the Company

    If the User needs support with the API Specification document or the content of the Sample Programs, or with the development of User Software, the Company is able to provide this support to the User for a fee.
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    Article 8: Scope of responsibility of the Company

    1. For API Specification Document, the Library and the Sample Program, the Company does not guarantee that there are no errors in them, that the content of them will be useful to the User's business or that they will work properly in the User Software, nor does the Company give guarantees on the API Specification Document and the Sample Program, including whether the information in them infringes on the rights of third parties.
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Please read before downloading sample application

The sample application is meant to be a reference during actual development. We cannot give any guarantees on its workability and/or on the source codes and comments etc. Futhermore, our engineers can also offer support during app development and/or fully develop your app for you (both for a fee). Please contact us if you’re interested in that.

  Version Update date Size  
SDK 2.2.8 08 Nov. 2023 270KB Download(ZIP)
Sample 1.5.0 08 Nov. 2023 1.6MB Download(ZIP)


  Version Update date Size  
FW【!】 1.7.0 12 May. 2023 72KB Download(ZIP)

【!】Caution when updating firmware
Please do not do any of the following while the firmware is updating, as it will lead to a malfunction which does not fall under the warranty:
・Remove the AsReader from the Android device
・Allow the Android to go into sleep-mode
・Quit, close or minimize the firmware update application.

To the developers using AsReader

Please check the description of the following links page.
The Mfi registration application if necessary also thank you from the following link page.

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