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OCR Data Entry Products



OCR Technology


What is OCR? Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website. OCR makes it possible to edit the text, search for a word or phrase, store it more compactly, display or print a copy free of scanning artifacts, and apply techniques such as machine translation, text-to-speech and text mining to it. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision.'s OCR readers are among the most versatile data entry tools available. SCAN's continuing engineering and research have advanced far beyond the original Caere Corporation OCR Scanners to include our current 5000, 6000 and 8000 series scanners. As a low-cost alternative to manual keyboard data entry, these optical character readers help avoid payment processing delays, human data entry errors, and repetitive stress injuries associated with tedious manual data input. All of our units have the unique ability of parsing (analyzing the data and cutting it into sections) the line scanned and adding multiple automatic keystrokes before or after the data; even omitting parts of the character line or adding words and text to it. NO OTHER PRODUCTS offer the advanced OCR and barcode software support package that accompany each one of our optical scanners.





 NEW! 8050R Series Rugged OCR/Barcode Scanners

Advanced OCR/Barcode Line Readers for 7+ standard True Type

OCR Fonts and supporting 10+ Barcode symbologies

8050 USB - An advanced 5" OCR customized tablet scanner connecting to a host via a USB interface. Using a custom, highly advanced and editable software configuration package, these units provide easy and accurate single line-advanced scanning of OCR or barcode documents, invoices, bills, etc. with consistent or varying formats. Ability to read numerous OCR fonts as small as 3pt and as large as 72pt as well as hard to read high-density and PDF417 barcode symbologies.


8051R Rugged Bluetooth - All the features of the 8050 OCR tablets except these rugged, waterproof and shock rated tablets connect to the host via a wireless Bluetooth interface and are also packaged with a Bluetooth dongle for the host computer. A great alternative to high-cost Bluetooth barcode laser scanners while allowing greater mobility and less cable clutter.


8052R Rugged Wi-Fi - All the features of the 8050 OCR tablets except these rugged, waterproof and shock rated tablets connect to the host via a Wi-Fi interface and utilize the local intranet allowing for the greatest mobility. The only product of it's kind to offer a completely wireless long-range option.

8053R Multi-connect - ALL the features of the 8051R & 8052R rugged wireless OCR tablets. This allows the user to choose from whichever wireless interface they desire. Also allows up to 100 OCR scanners to report data simultaneously to a single host. The only product of it's kind available anywhere in the world!


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8000 Series Operational Demo video. Click here to view.



6000 Series USB OCR/BARCODE Scanners

Rugged/Industrial style USB Line Readers for scanning numerous

OCR Fonts and supporting most Barcode symbologies

6110A (All supported fonts) - A low profile design Slot scanner with USB interface supporting our full font database from OCR to barcode. Using a simple software configuration tool, this Slot version will provide fast accurate scanning of documents with consistent formats.


6110B (barcode/MICR only) - A low profile design Slot/Check scanner with USB interface supporting Barcode and E13B only. Using a simple software configuration tool, this Slot version will provide fast accurate scanning of documents with consistent formats.


6110M (All fonts/3-track mag) - Incorporating all of the features and full font library of the 6110A model, this unit also houses a built-in triple track magnetic reader for scanning credit cards, identification cards, drivers licenses, etc.


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6500A (All supported fonts) - This small footprint USB handheld contact wand scanner supports our FULL line of OCR and barcode font libraries while still using our simple, advanced and propietary software configuration software. This model 6500A series will read ALL supported OCR A&B fonts, most standard 1D barcode fonts, MICR (E13B) fonts, and other fonts such as Arial, Times, Courier and more.


6500B (barcode/MICR only) - This small footprint USB handheld contact wand scanner supports our full line of barcode fonts and E13B libraries while still using our simple, advanced and propietary software configuration software. This model 6500B series will read most standard 1D supported barcode fonts and the popular banking MICR (E13B) font ONLY.


6500C (OCR Fonts only) - This small footprint USB handheld contact wand scanner supports the popular OCR A&B based fonts while still using our simple, advanced and propietary software configuration software. This model 6500C series will read OCR A&B type fonts ONLY.


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6500A wand
6500A w/ holder
6110A Slot
6110M aux ports



5000 Series OCR/BARCODE Scanners

OCR Line Readers for True Type Fonts OCR-A and OCR-B
Offering Bar Code and Magnetic Stripe scanning options
5133A - One-piece design integrates the slot reader and controller for payment processing. The adjustable read height ranges from 0.2" to 1.0". 5133A/01 - Carries on the simple one-piece design of the 5133A and adds the optional integrated triple track mag stripe reader.

5233A - This is the tall-slot version of our standard slot reader. Offering the same performance of the 5133A, the adjustable read height range increases to 0.2" to 2.3" to accommodate taller documents.


5233M - A specially modified version of the 5233A to accommodate documents with a scan line which falls outside the adjustable range of the standard tall-slot. Please call to discuss specific requirements with one of our applications support team.

5033A - Low profile design with a handheld wand scanner allowing access to a variety of document sizes.


5033A/02 - The same low profile design as the 5033A, only equipped with an IR light source for the wand.


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5133A slot scanner
5133A side view



800 series OCR Scanners (retired)

RS232,AT,PS2 OCR/Barcode reader with optional

handheld wand or fixed mount slot reader input device

0833A - The SCAN 800 Series OCR Controller is for companies or individuals who hand type account number information from remittance documents or certified mail slips into a computer (or terminal). The 800 Series scanner scans human readable characters with unparalleled accuracy. Unlike barcode, OCR Controllers scan your existing account number fields with NO changes to present documents!

The 800 Series OCR Controllers help companies shorten lobby lines by speeding up transactions, improve customer service by allowing for "heads-up" processing, avoid repetitive stress injuries by eliminating typing, and prevent costly reconciliation errors from typos with high accuracy scanning.

Available with handheld wand input device or fixed mount slot scanner.


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*All of our products are designed to operate on a Microsoft© based host. Many of them

support all current Windows Operating systems including XP, Vista, 7 & 8 <32 & 64-bit>. Please

contact us with any technical or installation questions you may have.


With's simple keyboard wedge interfacing, over-the-counter or back room remittance scanning can now be done with no changes to the host computer hardware or software. Processing is done inside the SCAN OCR unit, allowing it to connect in-line with an existing keyboard and to send keystrokes along with hand-typed data. The OCR readers can be programmed to emulate the operator keystrokes necessary to flow data into any application. Reaching speeds of over 300 characters per second, SCAN OCR readers utilize state-of-the-art feature extraction and neutral network-based recognition technologies to achieve accuracy rates over 99.99%, or one character misread in 40,000. However, most customers use our automatic check digit validation to achieve an error rate of fewer than one in 3,000,000 characters. Humans error one in 300! OCR is easy to print, very efficient with document real estate and often considered more user friendly than Barcode. Compare the different models available and choose the right one for you and your company's needs.