OCR (optical character recognition) is the recognition of printed text characters by a computer. This involves photo scanning of the text character-by-character, analysis of the scanned-in image, and then translation of the character image into character codes, such as ASCII, commonly used in data processing.
In OCR processing, the scanned-in image or bitmap is analysed for light and dark areas in order to identify each alphabetic letter or numeric digit. When a character is recognized, it is converted into an ASCII code. Special circuit boards and computer chips designed expressly for OCR are used to speed up the recognition process.
OMR + 1D + 2D + OCR
Some customers have ‘legacy’ OMR applications as well as Bar-code, Data-Matrix and OCR applications. Kern found that in some cases a camera based technology provided the most cost effective and flexible solution.
The range of reading devices available, combined with the flexibility of Kern’s software, enables almost all types of codes and reading logics to be read.
Within the Technical Support Team are specialists who have many years of experience and can quickly find solutions to customer’s reading requirements. On occasions, the team have been challenged to provide diverse reading solutions for example, codes printed with invisible ink or reading magnetic ink (MICR).