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OCR316e - Oblique

Flexibility To Suit Any Application

The OCR316e is a compact and robust OCR reader. It can simply be attached to a variety of handheld and ultra mobile PCs, tablets, standard desktop keyboards and monitors, or act as standalone units as part of the data capture process, such as Know Your Customer, age verification and airport check-in. The interface connection is via USB. The track length and single slot design are optimised to ensure that passports and ID cards are correctly aligned for consistent and accurate reading.

Accurate and Fast

The OCR decoder has an advanced recognition engine that provides highly accurate and very fast document reading.


OCR315e - Detail of swipe entry slot


Easy To Use...Swipe in Either Direction

The bidirectional reader can read machine-readable passports (MRP), visas (MRV), US and international residence permits as well as European and other national ID cards conforming to ICAO 9303 & ISO/IEC 7501-1 (2 and 3-line MRZ). It will also read the new ISO/IEC 18013-1 driving licences (1-line MRZ), so is future-proofed.


OCR316e - View along swipe slot


Magnetic Stripe Reading

It also integrates a three-track MSR and is able to read credit and debit cards, loyalty cards and frequent flyer cards.



  • Airport check-in, gate applications and security checks
  • AQQ, eBorders and APIS generation
  • Duty Free and Tax Free
  • Hotel and car hire registration
  • Border control and police applications
  • Elections and biometric enrollments
  • Banking ID checks.

Device Features

Connection type



  • Magnetic Strip Magnetic Strip

Reader size

  • Swipe Swipe

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Space Saving

Compact, flexible design with a small footprint

User feedback

Green and red indicator lights and audio beeper

Flexible Design

Free standing, desk mount or VESA monitor mounting

MSR Reading

Features a bidirectional 3-track MSR conforming to ISO 7811/2-5

MRZ Reading

Reads from ICAO 9303 compliant documents, incl. e-Passports, ID cards & visas as well as ISO 18013 compliant driving licences

Easy Software Upgrades

FLASH upgradeable software

Simple Installation

Multiple cable lengths and exit positions

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