OCR32x swipe reader

OCR32x OCR Swipe Reader

OCR32x OCR reader

Accurate and reliable OCR reads

Dual illumination captures OCR-A, OCR-B and IATA specified fonts

Captures machine readable text from cheques (checks), travel documents, passports, visas and ID cards

Compact with optional mounting brackets for mounting in any angle

Host connection via RS232 or USB interface

Low power device, powered from PC keyboard or USB port

Auxillary RS232 port allows connection of a decoded barcode scanner


OCR32x datasheet




  • Retail banking reading of cheques (checks) in banking
  • Collection of APIS data for airline travel
  • Machine Readable Passports, visas and travel documents conforming to ICA9303 standards
  • Industrial automation



  • Simple hand swipe operation with bidirectional read
  • Compact design and very small footprint
  • RS-232 or USB interface connection
  • Firmware download / upgrade capability
  • Low power - typically no external power supply required
  • No moving parts


Product Selector


Part Number Interface Housing Colour
OCR320 RS232 Cool white
OCR321 RS232 Dark grey
OCR322 USB Cool white
OCR323 USB Dark grey


Outline Specifications


OCR Read Capabilities

OCR-B and E-13B fonts

Machine readable passports (MRP) : 2 lines of 44 characters
Machine readable visas (MRV) : 2 lines of 44 characters, 2 lines of 36 characters
Travel documents: 2 lines of 36 characters, 3 lines of 30 characters
OCR ticket data: data printed in accordance with IATA Recommended Practice 1720a, including ATB-1 type 407-E, 1403M, OCRB, OCRA and IATA 2 of 5 bar code data



Colour: Cool white or dark grey
Dimension: 217W x 60D x 59H mm
Weight: 0.65 kg
Cable length: 2.5 m



Host interface - OCR320/321: Bidirectional, RS232 by 9-way D-type
Host interface - OCR322/323: USB 1.1


Electrical Specifications

Power requirement: +5 VDC
Current consumption: <250 mA



Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
Storage temperature: -20°C to 60°C