OMR - Optical Mark Reading
What is an Optical
An Optical Mark Reader (OMR) is a machine for reading "tick box" information
from printed forms into a computer without using a keyboard.
How does Optical
Mark Reading work?
A simple pen or pencil mark is made on the form to indicate each selected response
such as answers to survey questions. The completed forms are scanned by an Optical
Mark Reader which detects the presence of a mark by measuring the reflected light.
The OMR reader then interprets the pattern of marks into a data record and sends
this to your computer for storage, analysis and reporting.
Optical Mark Reader (OMR) systems provide a fast and accurate way of entering
data into computer. An essential ingredient for the successful use of OMR and OCR
is a well-designed and accurately printed form. FFM has its own specialist form design
department to produce these forms, is the result of a combination of aesthetic judgement
and technical knowledge.
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