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OCR34X - Oblique

These combined OCR and MSR readers are designed for reading airline passenger travel documents and cards.  Most Common Use Systems are supported and the reader can be adapted to add a new host or to support non-standard cards such as loyalty or frequent flyer. 

The dual illumination OCR reader captures code lines from travel documents including machine readable passports, visas and OCRB encoded cards such as the US Resident Alien Card and European national ID cards. For fraud prevention and reconciliation purposes it can capture OCR stock control numbers and ticket numbers printed on thermally printed ATB coupons and TAT documents, as well as read the IATA barcode ticket number.


OCR34x Swipe Reader - Detail of double swipe slots


The four-track magnetic card reader is suitable for reading ATB2 coupons, frequent flier and credit card data.

The OCR34x is extremely compact. Optional mounting brackets are available to enable the reader to  be mounted at almost any angle and integrated into the smallest immigration gate or check-in desk.

Host connection is via a standard RS232 using a detachable cable.  OCR34x’s are low power devices and can usually be powered from a PC keyboard or USB port. An auxiliary RS232 port allows connection of a decoded barcode scanner and to ensure future upgrades, new firmware to add and modify features can be down-loaded to the unit.



  • Airline passenger travel document reading at the check-in desk, the boarding gate and at immigration
  • Collection of APIS data

Device Features

Connection type

  • USB USB *
  • RS232 RS232


  • Magnetic Strip Magnetic Strip
* Optional

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Documents Read

Reads MRZ from ICAO 9303 compliant documents, including passports, e-Passports, ID cards and visas

Simple Installation

Single RS232 cable connection to host computer (contact sales for USB interface option)

Easy Firmware Changes

Firmware download / upgrade capability

Space Saving

Compact design with a small footprint

Intuitive Use

Simple bidirectional swipe reading for OCR & MSR