OCR is nothing but an Optical Character Recognition software system which consists of scanner which is used to read various types of documents and images and used to identify which part of text it is. OCR reader has now many options to identify the particular word or font or symbol. The finest OCR reader is used a Matrix matching and intelligent character identification method. In Matrix matching techniques, you need to check out for patterns by simply comparing the words that are scanned with its library, which is full of with different fonts and other symbols. Thus, OCR readers can identify any font pattern and symbol using matrix-matching technology. The intelligent character recognition system is used to identify words which are not even stored in library. This method analyze of shape of word to identify that particular word. The intelligent character recognition system is not only recognizing different fonts and words but also to recognize words of handwriting too.
The OCR reader normally scans the documents and converts it into editable format such as word document. The OCR reader is not only used for storing or editing the word documents but also is useful for automatic checking validation vouchers and tickets and other travel documentation. For example, whenever you want to fly to any country, you require passport, so this OCR reader software scans passport of that passenger and check for necessary validation of that passport and printing his tickets. Now, this OCR reader is also useful for postal services and United State of postal service has used these techniques first in year of 1965, which become very successful and thus now widely used by other postal services from all around the world.
There are many advantages of using these OCR reader techniques. Some of benefits are such as you save your valuable time by simply scanning the document, which looks like original document, and thus time is saved by eliminating time that is required to type for that document. It also provides good accuracy than that of typing of documents. You can also catch some of duplicate contents or data using this OCR reader hence it is mostly uses in airport to check for if passenger has valid passport or not. OCR reader is useful to many advance technology and used in increasing further to many new application. Now it is one of most important part of advanced technology, which has great impact on general human beings.
The OCR reader is mostly used in security application now. This OCR reader along with many portable data terminals or hand held device is used for checking validated passport and national identity cards. This use of Lithium Polymer battery which has 11 hours battery back up with capacity of 100% duty cycle is connected with a host terminal using a USB or Bluetooth technology. This OCR reader is also useful to various ATM machines for checking out validate credit card and debit cards, frequent flyer cards, and loyalty cards. It is also useful in Software Company for checking employee identity.