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OCR32X - Oblique

The OCR32x family of compact, dual-illumination OCR readers capture code lines in airport, finance and industrial applications.

In airports the OCR32x is compatible with leading common-use system software, and is intended to be used by airline staff at the check-in desk to accurately capture data for APIS applications.  The OCR32x reads Machine Readable Travel Documents conforming to the international standard specified by ICAO in Document 9303, including Machine Readable Passports (MRP), visas (MRV), and OCRB encoded cards such as the US Resident Alien card and European national ID cards.  For fraud prevention and reconciliation purposes, it can also capture OCR stock control numbers and ticket numbers printed on thermally printed ATB coupons and TAT documents as well as read the IATA 2of5 barcode ticket number.

In banking and finance applications the OCR32x is designed to read E-13B  and OCR-B fonts used on cheques and has been integrated into many banking systems.


OCR32X Swipe Reader - Detail of swipe slot


OCR32x devices are extremely compact. Optional mounting brackets are available to enable an OCR32x to be mounted at almost any angle and integrated into the smallest desk area.

Host connection is via a standard RS232 or USB interface through a detachable cable.  The OCR32x is a low power device and can usually be powered from a PC keyboard or USB port, removing the need for an external power supply. An auxiliary RS232 port allows connection of a decoded barcode scanner on serial interface versions of the reader.



  • Airline passenger travel document reading at the check-in desk, the boarding gate and at immigration
  • Machine Readable Passports, visas and travel documents conforming to ICA9303 standards
  • Cheque (check) reading in bank and finance applications
  • Industrial process control and automation

Device Features

Connection type

  • RS232 RS232



Reader size

  • Swipe Swipe

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Intuitive Use

Simple bidirectional swipe reading

Space Saving

Compact design with a small footprint

Connection Options

RS232 or USB interface options

Easy Firmware Changes

Firmware download / upgrade capability

User feedback

Green and red indicator lights and audio beeper

Low Power

Typically no external power supply required