3-Track MSR and OCR-Reader


Need to read visas, passports and have limited amount of space? The ML 2 A is your answer and ideal for any application when it comes to reading passports or travel documents. The ML 2 A is CUTE & CUPPS certified.

This device contains two independent readers: The OCR module for machine readable documents (e.g. ID cards, passports) and a magnetic card reader for recording credit cards, loyalty or access cards. The ergonomic design has been selected to achieve optimum adaptation to human work movement.

Both internal readers operate bi-directionally, so that documents and cards can be fed through the reader in both directions. This means that the input device is ergonomic and easy-to-use for both right and left-handed users.

The option to install this device flush-mounted into the user’s furniture fittings completes the outstanding ergonomic design. For all applications which require clear, rapid recording of machine- readable data from documents, this module offers a practical and cost-effective solution.

Standalone module:

  • Power supply via USB 5V+- 5%
  • Power consumption < 500 mA
  • USB interface

OCR reader:

  • Control via virtual COM interface or PC keyboard wedge
  • Bidirectional document feed
  • Reads machine-readable travel documents that comply with ICAO9303
  • Reads OCR-B data from machine-readable passports with 2 lines and maximum of 44 characters (OCR A data on request)
  • Reads machine-readable visas with 2 lines and max. 44 characters or 2 lines with 36 characters
  • Reads machine-readable travel documents with 2 lines and 36 characters, or 3 lines and 30 characters
  • Reads bank checks, MICR E13B encoded according to ISO 1004
  • Other machine-readable data on request
  • Software update via USB interface
  • Buzzer

Magnetic card reader:

  • Card can be swiped in both directions
  • Reads track 1, 2 and 3 in accordance with ISO 7810, ISO 7811
  • Additional configuration: AAMVA,CADL
  • Parameters can be adjusted using WinProgrammer (header and terminator)
  • Magnetic head can perform over 1 million read cycles
  • OPOS and Java POS drivers status indicator for good/bad reading
  • Buzzer

Radio interference:

  • The device complies with the permitted limit values of the following standards with regard to radio interference.
  • EN 55022
  • DIN EN 61000-4-2 (15 kV air discharge, 8 kV contact discharge)
  • DIN EN 61000-4-3 (10 V/m)
  • DIN EN 61000-4-8
  • FCC part 15, limit class A

Environmental conditions:

  • Operating temperature range: 5°C to 40°C
  • Storage temperature range: -40°C to 60°C
  • Rel. operational humidity: 40% to 90% RH