Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Scanners

Pure Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) scanners, such as those shown and listed below, typically have only a red LED read head, so that they can only pick up data marks from an OMR form containing bubbles, ovals or lines. The terms Optical Mark Recognition and Optical Mark Reader are interchangeable. The most popular of these Scantron OMR scanners are:

Opscan 4ES Optical Mark Recognition scanner

Opscan 4ES Optical Mark Recognition scanner

Opscan 4ES

This OMR scanner is the device we recommend most often, as it works with a variety of OMR software products. It is robust and reliable, has evolved over many years from previous models (such as the Opscan 2, 3, 4, 4XP, 4U and Insight 4 OMR units) and represents excellent value for money. Able to process single or double sided sheets, pencil marks, bubble or line format, 40 or 48 track, this Optical Mark Reader has a throughput rating of 2800 sheets per hour. The Opscan 4ES OMR scanner also has an optional select output stacker, and can automatically feed 80-100 sheets through the scanner via its input tray.

Used in many university departments, awarding bodies and businesses throughout the UK and Ireland, it is used for exam answer sheet processing, student evaluation and staff feedback. Made from quality components and manufactured in the US, each optical mark reader would be expected to have a working life of between 8-10 years. For more information on this remarkably accurate and adaptable OMR scanner please call us now on +44 (0)1462 683533.

EZData OMR Scanner

EZData Optical Mark Recognition scannerThe EZData OMR scanner is now available in the EU, as it complies with all EU regulations. This ‘lottery’ size scanner can be used in a variety of applications and accepts forms up to 3.25 inches (approx 82mm) in width. Prior to 2008 it came with a serial RS232 connector, but since Jan 2008 it connects directly into a PC via a USB connector.

Capable of scanning 25-30 hand fed forms per minute, the EZData optical mark reader is ideal for classroom testing, course evaluation, hospital menu systems and quality inspections. With a footprint of only 14cm x 14cm, and weighing just over 1kg, this OMR scanner is portable and works with ScanTools Plus and other software. For more information on the EZData OMR scanner, please call us now on +44 (0)1462 683533.

High End OMR Scanners

Some OMR scanners are not available in the UK, or in Europe for that matter, due to CE and RoHS compliance issues. However, if you are based outside the EU and require scanners such as the Opscan 6, Opscan 8, Opscan 10 or Opscan 15, we can provide these to you under certain conditions. Please call us or contact us for more information.

insight 150 Optical Mark Recognition scannerMurrayData can provide even faster OMR scanners if required, such as the the ‘top of the range’ iNSIGHT 70 and iNSIGHT 150 OMR scanners from Scantron, which are used in applications such as national examinations and census data collection. These high end scanners can process up to 250 forms per minute, or up to 15,000 forms per hour, with incredible accuracy.

MurrayData can even provide optical mark readers from alternative European and Asian manufacturers if required, such as Axiome 960, 980 and 998 OMR scanners.

Whatever your requirements are for Optical Mark Recognition scanners, MurrayData will provide impartial, independent and expert advice on these specialist devices. Our experience in supplying and maintaining these machines for customers and using these machines in our own bureau means you have the assurance of dealing with people who really understand scanning.

Scantron Spare Parts

As an authorized distributor, we can supply spare parts for any Scantron OMR scanner, as long as it is still supported and stocks of parts are held in Scantron’s stores. If you require an input tray, an output tray, a belt drive or a new read head, give us a call and we will get the best price for you.

We genuinely believe that MurrayData provides the best value for money scanners and associated support, advice and training anywhere in the UK and Ireland. All you need to do is simply call us on +44 (0)1462 683533.