USB OCR swipe reader
HID OCR315 OCR ID Document Reader
Key Applications & Features

The OCR315-E, part of HID's ID Document Reader portfolio, is a USB OCR swipe reader that has a track length and single slot design, optimized to ensure passports and ID cards are correctly aligned for consistent and accurate reading. The track length ensures that ID documents slide along the metal plate smoothly without rocking, ensuring a good read first time, every time.

The OCR315-E bidirectional document reader can read machine-readable passports (MRP), visas (MRV), US and international residence permits as well as European and other national ID cards conforming to ICAO 9303 and ISO/IEC 7501-1 (2 and 3-line MRZ). Additionally, it supports ISO/IEC 18013-1 driving licenses with a 1-line MRZ.

Key Applications

Key Features

  • Space saving: compact, flexible design with a small footprint
  • User feedback: green and red indicator lights and audio beeper
  • Flexible design: free standing, desk mount or VESA monitor mounting
  • Easy software upgrades: FLASH upgradeable software
  • MRZ reading: reads from ICAO 9303 compliant documents including e-Passports, ID cards and visas as well as ISO 18013 compliant driving licenses
  • Simple installation: multiple cable lengths and exit positions


  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 driving licenses (1-line MRZ)

For more detailed specifications, please download the datasheet.

HID OCR315 OCR ID Document Reader from acquisition of Access-IS
HID OCR315 OCR ID Document Reader

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