Space saving Check-in Keyboard with OCR reader and MSR


The combination of two reliable PrehKeyTec products leads to an innovation with a small footprint:

The MCI 96 keyboard is extremely compact and offers the well-known unique PrehKeyTec benefits. It is:

  • Configurable
  • Programmable
  • Reliable & durable (IP54 protection)
  • Ergonomic & easy to use
  • Easy & fast to integrate

Combined with the ML 2 MSR and OCR reader that is fast, easy to handle and ergonomic we can offer you a highly effective one-cable-solution that is perfect for small spaces.


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, JIS 2
  • 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
  • operational humidity: 40% to 90% RH

MCI 96:

Key electronic:

  • Flash-Memory USB free programmable
  • OPOS- Java POS driver
  • Alpha layout or numeric layout (6 x 16) with
  • 96 free programmable key positions


  • 320 mm x 185 mm (W x D)


  • Modular design requiring minimum space
  • 4 status LEDs
  • Menu-driven programmer software
  • DOS, Linux and Windows compatibility

Stray radiation:

  • CE Approval EN55022, FCC Subpart 15, Class A Electrostatic discharge immunity according to EN 6100-4-2, resistance limit 12 kV (air discharge). Radiated, radio-frequency electromagnetic field immunity, severity of test 10 V/m.


  • USB