The QuickScan QD2131 imager features an extra-wide field of view and an extra-long scan line which allows users to read longer bar codes from a closer distance. Additionally, the QD2131 imager has an extended reading range which exceeds the requirements of most general purpose scanning applications. The highly visible scan line makes the imager more user-friendly. The enhanced decoding algorithm enables the QD2131 imager to capture and decode bar codes more quickly. Elegant design details are incorporated into a smaller, lightweight enclosure without sacrificing durability.