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OCR640e Desktop - Oblique

The OCR640e Desktop is a full-page, multi-illumination ePassport reader. It captures ultraviolet and infrared images as well the full page of a passport in colour.

In a simultaneous single action the reader also decodes the machine readable zone (MRZ) and processes RFID data – including the holder’s image – from the chip.

The OCR640e automatically detects when a document with machine readable data has been presented. Additionally, it is able to compensate for out-of-position MRZ data, so that the advanced recognition engine reliably provides highly accurate and very fast document reading capability, allowing large volumes of documents and smart cards to be processed quickly and efficiently.


OCR640e Desktop Reader - Detail of full shroud feature


The unit features blue, amber, green and red LED lights to keep the user informed of status from ready to scan, through to processing and successful scan; or to indicate that there is an issue with the document. The unit can also be programmed to provide audible feedback to confirm a successful read, signal premature removal of a document and flag a variety of data details.

The OCR640e has a compact, robust design and is designed for years of heavy-duty, frontline use.



  • Border control, immigration and law enforcement
  • Document and visa issuance
  • Banking and mobile network operators (KYC & AML)
  • Gaming and liquor stores (age verification)
  • Tax refunds and money exchange (data capture)
  • Hotel, airport and car rental check-In
  • Hajj & Umrah Travel Authorisation

Device Features

Connection type



  • Barcode Barcode

Reader size

  • Full Page Full Page

Image Capture

  • Visible Visible
  • Ultraviolet Ultraviolet *
  • Infrared Infrared
* Optional

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Image Capture

Captures high-resolution images in multiple wavelengths – Visible, IR and UV

Contactless Capability

ISO 14443 contactless RFID reader/writer supports ICAO LDS standards including BAC, PA, AA, EAC and SAC

Space Saving

Designed to simply sit on a desktop for the ultimate flexibility. OEM version also available

Reads From Any Media

1D/2D barcodes read from smartphones, tablets, smart watches and paper documents

MRZ Reading

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