HID OCR601

  • HID OCR601-MK2 Half-Page MRZ Reader
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The OCR601 is a half-page machine-readable zone (MRZ) data reader with RFID functionality to simultaneously decode the contents of an ePassport or contactless smart card. The OCR601 automatically detects when a document with machine readable data has been inserted, and its advanced recognition engine provides highly accurate and instant data capture and decoding.

By integrating the contactless RFID reader/writer, the device simultaneously and efficiently captures and processes data fields, including the holder’s image, from the chip. This combined functionality provides a robust and cost-effective alternative to full-page, multi-illumination ID scanners such as the ATOM® Identity Document Reader.

The compact, robust design of this half-page MRZ reader enables easy integration into self-service kiosks and gates or for use as a desktop device. Its rugged manufacturing ensures years of indoor and outdoor, frontline and public use.

Key Applications

  • Border control and immigration
  • Kiosks and self-service auto eGates
  • Hotels and car rental registration
  • Document issuance (passport, visa, etc.)
  • Airport passenger data
  • Identification verification



Key Features

  • Single Action:
    ePassport MRZ and chip reading are carried out simultaneously
  • Instant Response:
    High-speed recognition engine for instant detection/reading
  • Low-Cost Alternative:
    Offers a cost-effective alternative to full-page, multi-illumination scanners
  • Audio Feedback:
    Programmable audio ‘beep’ for user feedback
  • Documents Read:
    Reads MRZ from ICAO 9303 compliant documents as well as ISO 18013 compliant driving licenses
  • Contactless RFID Reader:
    Option for ISO 14443 reader/writer supports ICAO LDS standards, including BAC, PA, AA, EAC and SAC
  • HID OCR601-MK2 Half-Page MRZ Reader
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Reading Capabilities
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) ICAO compliant travel documents in near infrared (IR) per ICAO 9303 specification Parts 1-4 (2- and 3-line MRZ)
Near ICAO compliant travel documents (e.g., French ID)
ISO-18013 driver’s licenses (1-line MRZ)
Imaging Active scan area: 5 x 1 in (132 x 30 mm)
Illumination source: Near IR B900, 880nm
Resolution: 235 DPI
Image Capture: (Half-page) JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG
Contactless RFID Reading Interoperability: ICAO DOC 9303, LDS1.7, ISO18013 (Driver’s License), PA, AA, BAC, EAC v1.11
(CA, TA), EAC v2.0x (PACE v2, ICAO SAC, CA v2, TA v2)
Operating frequency: 13.56 MHz
Supported documents: ISO 14443 type A & B auto-detecting; secure and high-speed data transmission; Mifare memory card support (Mifare ultralight, 1K, 4K cards)
App. interface: PC/SC compliant device

For more detailed specifications, please download the datasheet.

  • HID OCR601-MK2 Half-Page MRZ Reader
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