micro OCR

OCR Module for Passport and ID Card Reading

You are designing a product, a kiosk or a hand-held device and need OEM parts for data collection? You are looking for a solution to read passports or ID cards? We have your solution.

Our micro OCR will help you read ID documents such as passports, ID cards or visas easier than ever. After the data collection all data can be transferred to your application using our Windows or Android drivers.

This OCR module will assist you with any application regarding OCR/MRZ reading. It therefore is your perfect device for identification checks, tax refund forms, visitor registration, and many more.

Our micro OCR kit consists of:

  • 1x OCR Camera (for data reading)
  • 1x Controller Board (for data capture)
  • 1x Flat Ribbon Cable for OCR camera and controller board connection (different lengths available: 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm or 200 mm)
  • USB Interface (for data transfer)
  • Integration Guide incl. drawings
  • Technical Support to help during integration



Machine-Readable Zone (OCR): according ICAO 9303


API (Windows, Android) or Keyboard Emulation


Machine-Readable Zone (OCR): e.g. passports, ID cards, visas


DESKO Device Drivers & SDK

Operating Systems:

  • Windows OS (32 bit and 64 bit)



 OCR Camera: with glass plate: L 33,9 mm (1.33 inches) × W 16,41 mm (0.64 inches) × H 23,1 mm (0.90 inches)

                    without glass plate: L 33,9 mm (1.33 inches) × W 14,55 mm (0.57 inches) ×H 23,1 mm (0.90 inches)

Controller Board: L 42,8 mm (1.68 inches) × H 27 mm (1.06 inches)


Host Interface: USB

NEW driver for ANDROID™ available


Vcc: 5V +/- 5%

Icc: max. 150 mA


If you require specific technical information or tools, please visit our download area.

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DESKO develops and manufactures hardware solutions for automated data entry and document checks. DESKO has your ideal solution for airlines and airports, banking, retail, hospitality, security and government applications, self-service, and more.

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