Featuring Adaptus Imaging Technology 6.0, the N5600 series imaging engines are specifically designed for barcode and OCR font reading. They feature the industry’s first color imaging option and a new decoding software architecture for reading challenging barcodes.

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Dimensions (HxWxD)
Imager without mounting tabs (N5600, N5603): 12.5 mm x 20.8 mm x 17.2 mm (0.49 in x 0.82 in x 0.68 in)
Decoder board (N56XX DB): 19.1 mm x 39.8 mm x 8.2 mm (0.75 in x 1.57 in x 0.32 in)
Assembled imager and decoder board (N56X0, N56X3): 19.4 mm x 39.8 mm x 28.2 mm (0.76 in x 1.57 in x 1.11 in)

Imager: <7 g (0.25 oz.); Assembled imager and decoder board: <20 g (0.7 oz.)


Operating: -25°C to 50°C (-13°F to 122°F);
Storage: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

0 to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing, at 50°C (122°F)

Ambient Light
0–100,000 lux (total darkness–bright sunlight)

Shock Rating
3,500 G for 0.4 ms at 23°C (73°F) to mounting surface

3 axes, 1 hour per axis: 2.54 cm (1 in) peak-to-peak displacement (5 Hz to 13 Hz), 10 G acceleration (13 Hz to 500 Hz), 1 G acceleration (500 Hz to 2,000 Hz)


Imager: 30-pin board-to-board (Molex 51338-0374)
Decoder: 12-pin surface mount (Molex 52559-1252) or Micro-B USB


Input Voltage
Imager: 3.3VDC ± 5%;
Decoder: TTL-RS232: 3.0 – 5.5 VDC; USB: 5.0 VDC ± 5%

Typical Current Draw @3.3VDC
N5600: 276 mA (manual trigger); 142 mA (presentation); 90 μA (sleep)
N5603: 228 mA (manual trigger); 142 mA (presentation); 90 μA (sleep)


N5600 > 2,000,000 hours
N5603 > 375,000 hours


15 month limited warranty


Proprietary CMOS sensor with global shutter and 844 × 640 pixel resolution; 60 frames per second; optional color

617 nm visible red LED

N5600 Imager: 528 nm visible green LED
N5603 Imager: 650 nm high-visibility red laser; maximum output 1 mW Class 2 Laser

Motion Tolerance
Up to 584 cm (230 in) per second in total darkness with 100% UPC at 10 cm (4 in) distance

Field of View
SR Optics: 42.4° (Horizontal), 33.0° (Vertical);
ER Optics: 31.6° (Horizontal), 24.4° (Vertical);
HD Optics: 41.4° (Horizontal), 32.2° (Vertical)

Scan Angles
Tilt: 360°, Pitch: ± 45°, Skew: ± 65°

Symbol Contrast
20% minimum reflectance

Linear: UPC/EAN/JAN, GS1 DataBar, Code 39, Code 128, Code 32, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI, Telepen, Trioptic, China Post;
2D Stacked: PDF417, MicroPDF417, GS1 Composite;
2D Matrix: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, MaxiCode, Han Xin Code;
Postal: Intelligent Mail Barcode, Postal-4i, Australian Post, British Post, Canadian Post, Japanese Post, Netherlands (KIX) Post, Postnet, Planet Code;
OCR Option: OCR-A, OCR-B, E13B (MICR)


Software downloads can be accessed through the Technical Support Downloads Portal at https://hsmftp.honeywell.com/. Note that you will need to create an account to download any Honeywell software.

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