Optical Mark Readers / OMR

Optical mark readers / OMR

Enter and sort formatted documents

Optical mark recognition is the fastest and most reliable method of recording and digitally preparing those volumes of data that are present as marks on paper-based, formatted documents and forms.

Marks are crosses, bars or bubbles made by pencils or ballpoint pens at precisely defined positions on the document intended for that purpose.

Optical mark readers check only these defined document positions and recognize any marks that are present on the basis of reduced light reflection. The marking coordinates are transmitted to a PC. The interpretation of the marking coordinates is effected completely or partially by means of application software.

Optical mark recognition presupposes specifically formatted data carriers (documents) that are precisely adapted to the respective application. As opposed to scanning, in optomechanical mark recognition no digital image is produced.

Optical mark readers / OMR​ basic models

Six high-performance basic models perform your document capture out-of-the-box. Or they form the basis of your customized OMR special development.

Our OMR and AXIOME series optical mark readers are powerful out-of-the-box solutions for a wide range of document capture applications, especially betting slip capture, vote counting, log capture, and multiple choice and exam scoring. With numerous optional features and enhancements, they can be easily upgraded for infrequent and highly specialized requirement profiles. If this is not enough, they become the basis for completely independent new developments, which we either develop and manufacture exclusively for you, or incorporate into our product portfolio after consultation.

OMR 19E

Optical mark reader with manual document feed

This versatile optical mark reader is an international classic, especially for recording betting slips. It is used as a counter device in thousands of betting shops worldwide. However, users from other industries also appreciate the high detection and operational reliability of the OMR 19E: widespread applications include the capture of voting cards, survey questionnaires and multiple choice tests.

The OMR 19E is a versatile optical mark reader for documents ranging in size from 65 x 30 mm to 220 x 108 mm. Receipts, forms and documents are fed one at a time by hand. The intelligent design of the OMR 19E enables fast and completely tool-free cleaning. Possible marking pitches of the OMR 19E are 1/4″, 1/5″ and 1/6″. Depending on the track spacing, between 12 and 20 reading tracks are possible. Optionally, the OMR 19E is equipped with two barcode reading heads for automatic barcode detection. The OMR 19E can be expanded with numerous features, which opens up a particularly wide range of applications for it.

Document feeding

  • Manual feed
  • Automatic document adjustment
  • Single output tray
  • Easy maintenance without tools

Form specification

  • Format: min. 65 x 30 mm, max. 220 x 108 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 140 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

Interfaces

  • RJ45 (Protocol RS232)
  • USB (Protocol RS232)

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light, or infra-red
  • 12 to 20-tracks, 1/4″, 1/5″ und 1/6″
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic self-adjusting (document colors and shades of grey)
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • Multilevel reading

Mechanical and power values

  • Dimensions: 280 x 135 x 80 mm
    incl. output tray: 600 x 135 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Ambient temperature: +10°C to 40°C
  • Relative humidity: 40 – 60%, condensation free
  • External power supply, 110V – 250V AC, output 12V DC, 40W

Control panel

  • Status-LED

Options

  • Optical barcode reading head
    Infrared reading head

OMR 23E

Built-in optical mark reader with manual document feeder

This versatile built-in mark reader is installed in countless terminals worldwide. Whether for recording voting cards, multiple choice sheets or betting slips: Users in a wide range of industries appreciate its reliability and user-friendliness. As a built-in variant of the classic betting slip reader OMR 19E, it is one hundred percent compatible with the counter device.

The OMR 23E is a versatile built-in optical mark reader for documents between 92 x 70 mm and 92 x 300 mm in size. Document feeding is done by hand, one at a time. Possible marking pitches are 1/4″, 1/5″ and 1/6″. Depending on the track spacing, 12 to 20 reading tracks are possible. The OMR 23E can be easily integrated into terminals and other application-specific systems. Its extremely compact design allows installation in a variety of different housings.

Document feeding and sorting

  • Manual feed
  • Automatic document adjustment
  • Easy maintenance without tools

Document dimensions

  • Format: min. 92 x 70 mm, max. 92 x 300 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 140 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light or infra-red
  • 12 to 20-tracks, 1/4″, 1/5″ und 1/6″
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic self-adjusting (document colors and shades of grey)
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • Multilevel reading

Mechanical and power values

  • Dimensions: 90 x 152 x 156 mm
  • Weight: 0.95 kg
  • Ambient temperature: +10°C to 40°C
  • Relative humidity: 40 – 60%, condensation free
  • External power supply 110V – 250V AC, output 12V DC, 40W

Interfaces

  • RJ45 (Protocol RS232)
  • USB (Protocol RS232)

OMR 50E

Compact optical mark reader with manual document feeder

This user-friendly optical mark reader with manual document feed captures voice cards, medical protocols, survey sheets and multiple choice documents quickly and reliably. It is used primarily in medical facilities such as clinics, hospitals and laboratories, but also in educational institutions such as universities, colleges or testing centers.

The OMR 50E is a compact optical mark reader with manual document feed and automatic paper transport, and is ideally suited for automatic and keyboard-free transfer of data to the computer. The OMR 50E is designed to be extremely user-friendly and can be cleaned and serviced without tools. Its compact structure permits the inclination of the device in ergonomically slanted desktop form so that documents are visible “true-sided” both during reading in as well as in the output tray. Possible marking grids of the OMR 50E are 1/4″, 1/5″ or 1/6″. Depending on the track spacing, between 12 and 48 reading tracks are possible. Optionally, the OMR 50E is equipped with two barcode reading heads for automatic barcode reading.

Document feeding

  • Manual feed
  • Automatic document adjustment
  • Single output tray
  • Easy maintenance without tools

Form specification

  • Format: min. 100 x 40 mm, max. 320 x 220 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 140 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

Interfaces

  • RS232
  • USB (Protocol RS232)

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light, or infra-red
  • 12 to 48-tracks, 1/4″, 1/5″ and 1/6″
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • Multilevel reading

Mechanical and power values

  • Dimensions: 450 x 130 x 280 mm
  • Weight: 6.2 kg
  • Ambient temperature: +10°C to 40°C
  • Relative humidity: 40 – 60%, condensation free
  • Integrated power supply, 110V–250V AC, 20W

Control panel

  • 2 Status-LED

Options

  • Optical barcode reading head
  • Reading head backside

AXM 935

Compact optical mark reader with manual document feeder

This user-friendly optical mark reader with manual document feed captures voice cards, medical protocols, survey sheets and multiple choice documents quickly and reliably. It is used primarily in medical facilities such as clinics, hospitals and laboratories, but also in educational institutions such as universities, colleges or testing centers.

The AXM 935 is a compact optical mark reader with manual document feed and automatic paper transport, and is ideally suited for automatic and keyboard-free transfer of data to the computer. The AXM 935 is designed to be extremely user-friendly and can be cleaned and serviced without tools. Its compact structure permits the inclination of the device in ergonomically slanted desktop form so that documents are visible “true-sided” both during reading in as well as in the output tray. Possible marking grids of the AXM 935 are 1/4″, 1/5″ or 1/6″. Depending on the track spacing, between 12 and 48 reading tracks are possible. Optionally, the AXM 935 is equipped with two barcode reading heads for automatic barcode reading.

Document feeding

  • Manual feed
  • Automatic document adjustment
  • Single output tray
  • Easy maintenance without tools

Form specification

  • Format: min. 100 x 40 mm, max. 320 x 220 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 140 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

Interface

  • RS232
  • USB (Protocol RS232)

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light, or infra-red
  • 40 and 48-tracks, 1/5″ and 1/6″
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • Multilevel reading

Mechanical and power values

  • Dimensions: 450 x 130 x 280 mm
  • Weight: 6.2 kg
  • Ambient temperature: +10°C to 40°C
  • Relative humidity: 40 – 60%, condensation free
  • Integrated power supply, 110V–250V AC, 20W

Control panel

  • 2 Status-LED

Options

  • Optical barcode reading head
  • Reading head backside

Software

  • Interpreters: delivered with MAX
  • FORM compatible
  • Supports the form definition and application Software HODAtools

AXM 960

Low-volume optical mark reader with automatic document feeder

This optical mark scanner with automated document feeder transfers small to medium volumes of documents quickly and reliably into the computer. The AXM 960 is ideal for elections and voting, multiple choice and survey forms, and medical applications and protocols.

The AXM 960 is an optical mark document reader with automatic document feeding. It is particularly user-friendly, quick and easy to clean and maintain, and its compact device dimensions fit easily into any office or laboratory.

Paper Transport and sorting

  • Rated throughput up to 3.600 forms/h (DIN/A4)
  • Transport speed 0.8 m/s
  • Input tray for approx. 120 forms
  • Automatic alignment of the document
  • Sorting in two output trays for approx. 120 forms each
  • Magnetic detection of double feeds

Form specification

  • Format: min. 160 x 60 mm,
    max. 305 x 229 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 160 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

Interface

  • USB

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light, or infra-red
  • 40 and 48-tracks, 1/5″ and 1/6″
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • 16 levels of grey, mark discrimination

Software

  • Interpreters: delivered with MAX
  • Supports the form definition and application Software HODAtools
    and Remark Classic OMR

Control panel

  • Status display: RGY LED

Physical Characteristics

  • Weight 15 kg
  • Dimensions: (L x l x h) unit: 61 x 32 x 25 cm
    with output tray: 98.5 x 32 x 25 cm, Weight 15 kg
  • Power supply 115 – 230 V; 50/60 Hz;
  • 25 W (12 W Standby)

Options

  • Backside reading head
  • 1 barcode head
  • Inkjet printer

AXM 980

High-volume optical mark scanner with automatic document feeder

This optical mark scanner with automatic document feeder transfers large volumes of documents to the computer quickly and reliably. The AXM 980 is ideal for elections and voting, multiple choice and survey forms, and medical applications and protocols.

The AXM 980 is an optical mark document reader with automatic document feeding. It is exceptionally user-friendly, quick and easy to clean and maintain, and fits easily into any office or laboratory.

Paper Transport and sorting

  • Rated throughput up to 37.500 forms/h (DIN/A4)
  • Transport speed 01.6 m/s
  • Input tray for approx. 600 forms
  • Sorting in two output trays for approx. 550, respectively 70 forms
  • Automatic alignment of the document
  • Automatic detection of double feeds

Form specification

  • Format: min. 68 x 54 mm,
    max. 305 x 229 mm
  • Weight: 80 – 160 g/m²
  • Quality: OCR acc. DIN 66223

Interface

  • RS-232
  • USB (Option)

OMR-Details

  • Optical reading head red-light, or infra-red
  • 40 tracks (1/5’’) or 48 tracks (1/6’’)
  • Dust-proof and self-cleaning
  • Dynamic reading security in case of dirt
  • Insensible against folds and „reflecting markings“
  • Mark-design: crosses, strokes, bubbles, areas
  • Dynamic 15 levels reading head (TMN) or
  • Threshold 7 levels reading head (TAN)
  • Automatic adjustment to background and paper quality
  • Self cleaning

Software

  • Interpreter: Delivered with the interpreter MAX
  • Alternative: FORM, AXF or ADELE
  • optional Software HODAtools

Surrounding

  • Dimensions: 710 x 390 x 440 mm
  • Weight: 31 kg
  • Ambient temperature: +10° C to 35° C
  • Relative humidity: 40 – 60%, condensation free
  • Integrated power supply 115 V – 230 V AC

Control panel

  • Display and keys

Options

  • Back side reading head
  • Up to 3 barcode heads
  • Inkjet printer
  • USB connection (TMN + MAX only)

We still offer replacement equipment, service, maintenance and spare parts for these End of Life models:

OMR 15S, OMR 100E, OMR 100S, OMR 200S, OMR 300S, AXM 998, AXM 950, AXM 930

Discover DATAWIN optical mark readers

Use cases, applications and information about the quality of our OMR

Exam evaluation at Munich University of Applied Sciences

A DATAWIN user report.

Special developments

Developing application-specific scanners and OMR.

Applications

Where our scanners and OMR capture, evaluate and sort paper-based documents.

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