Optical Mark Recognition, also called Mark Reading (“mark sensing”). Through the technology of OMR a simply and reasonable method of entering data by document into a computer system is enable. Optical Mark Reading (OMR) is one of the fastest and safest method for data-entry into a host until today.
How does it work?
A pen or pencil mark is made in pre-defined positions at the document to indicate each selected response (for example: answers to a survey question or an absent pupil in a school register).
The complete forms are scanned by the Optical Mark Reader which detects the presence of a mark by measuring reflected light levels. The reader interprets this pattern marks and spaces into a data record and transmits it to your computer for storage, analysis and reporting.
What are the main advantages of OMR-Technology?
- simplicity: “Tick box answers” are marked with a by pen or pencil
- functionality: the OMR-Reader scans the form, detect the presence of marks and passes information to the computer
- speed: OMR-Readers can read up to 9,000 forms DIN A4 per hour
- flexibility: OMR-readers tests for plausibilities and transmit the processed information to the computer with up to 38,400 Baud.
- The interpretation based on a simple “Yes/No” answer.
When to use OMR-readers?
- on applications where other entering possibilities are not present
- if a large volume of data has to be collected and processed within a short period of time
- if the persons who have to collect the data are not regular computer users
- if information mainly comprises the selection of categories or “Tick box answers” to multiple choice questions
Where do the OMR-readers work?
- examinations at schools, colleges and universities
- public opinion polls of research institutes
- assessment tests
- counting of votes
- staff opinion surveys
What is possible?
- Double document recognition
- Print on the form
- Sorting with two pockets
What kind of equipment do I need?
- a computer with serial interface
- the appropriate software for your application made by Binary Logic
- specially designed forms