OCR31x Series USB OCR Reader with Optional MSR

The OCR315 and OCR316 are compact and robust OCR readers. The devices 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 check-in process. The interface connection is via USB. The track length and single slot design is optimised to ensure that passports and ID cards are correctly aligned for consistent and accurate reading.

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

The OCR315 bi-directional reader can read 2-line and 3-line MRZs from passports, ID cards, machine-readable visas and ICAO9303 travel documents.

The OCR316 model also integrates a three-track MSR and is able to read credit and debit cards, loyalty cards and frequent flyer cards as well as MRZ documents.

The OCR315 and OCR316 are designed and manufactured in the UK to ensure rugged, robust quality.



  • Compact design and small footprint
  • USB 2.0 interface (USB HID, keyboard and virtual serial interfaces)
  • Reads machine readable passports, visas and travel cards conforming to ICAO Document 9303
  • Rapid and accurate decoding using Access’ established OCR decoding technology
  • Bidirectional OCR read
  • Bi-colour LED and audible alarm providing good/bad read indication
  • Can be used as free standing or mounted to monitors, keyboards or tablets
  • Cable length options
  • Multiple cable exit positions
  • Firmware download / upgrade capability


  • As OCR315, with an additional bi-directional, 3-track MSR conforming to ISO 7811/2-5 tracks 1, 2 and 3.


Product Selection

Further product variations are available on request: please contact our sales department to discuss your particular requirements.