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Access IS OCR601 MRZ Reading Passport & ID Document Scanner

The OCR601 captures the machine readable zone (MRZ) from documents complying to ICAO9303. An integrated RFID reader enables the device to simultaneously decode the contents of an e-passport or contactless smart card.

The OCR601 is targeted at applications where there is the requirement to read the MRZ from documents complying to the ICAO 9303 standards. APIS data, issuing authority and nationality can be extracted, together with expiry information. As airline and border control agencies will often only seek to capture this information, the OCR601 provides a robust and cost-effective alternative to established full-page, multi-illumination document scanners.

The OCR601 automatically detects when a document with machine readable data has been inserted and decodes the data to text. An e-passport is automatically detected and, provided the BAC (Basic Access Control) criteria is satisfied, the device will decode the contents of the chip. The data fields and holder’s image can be captured.

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Access IS OCR601 Document Reader
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OCR601 can also capture the image of the MRZ data for analysis by the user’s application.


  • Reads passports, ID cards & visas
  • Reads e-passports and e-ID cards
  • Single action e-passport MRZ and chip reading
  • Easy to maintain - hinged protective MRZ cover to allow easy cleaning
  • Robust, compact and low profile design
  • Field upgradeable RFID option


  • Border control and immigration
  • Immigration auto e-gates
  • Kiosks and self-service auto e-gates
  • Airport passenger data capture
  • Hotels and hire car registration and identification
  • Document issuers quality control
MRZ Reading
Light Source IR (infrared)
Standard OCR fonts OCR-B
Machine readable passports (MRP) 2 lines of 44 characters to ICAO 9303
Machine readable visas (MRV) 2 lines of 44 characters, 2 lines of 36 characters to ICAO 9303
Travel documents 2 lines of 36 characters, 3 lines of 30 characters
Image Capture
Half-page Output to JPEG file 300 DPI; approx. 260kB size
Resolution 300 DPI
Contactless RF Reading (option)
Interoperability Passport booklets & ID cards conforming to the global standards for interoperability by the ICAO 9303 2005
Operating Frequency 13.56MHz
Supported Documents ISO 14443 type A & B including auto-detection; secure and high speed data transmission; Mifare memory card support (Mifare ultralight, 1K, 4K cards)
Application Interface PC/SC compliant device
Approval CE/FCC/UL pending
External Dimension with shroud 200L x 156W x 57H mm
Body Dark grey ABS
Shock Unit can be dropped from 1.55 metres, safety factor 2.5
Glass 4 mm Toughened Borosilicate; BS EN60068-2-75 & IEC 62262:2002, rated to 3.5 J impact
Power Supply +5 VDC; without RFID powered via single USB interface; with RFID via two USB connections or external PSU
Communication & Host
Communication USB 2.0 high speed
Host OS Windows XP and Vista; Pentium 4 3GHz minimum with 1GB RAM
RFID Driver Microsoft CCID driver; industry standard PC/SC compatible
Temperature Operating 0 to 50C; Storage 0 to 60C
Humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing
Approvals FCC Class B, CE EMC Class B, CE Low Voltage Directive, IEC60825-1 LED Safety: Class 1
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