optical reader


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optical reader

[′äp·tə·kəl ′rēd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer data-entry machine that converts printed characters, bar or line codes, and pencil-shaded areas into a computer-input code format.

optical reader

An input device that recognizes typewritten or printed characters and barcodes and converts them into their corresponding digital codes. See OCR, scanner and Amazon Wand.
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Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a digital security provider, has announced that it has launched an optical reader for online banks.
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The lacquer can be applied to the hologram on any layer; ie given that most surface relief holograms are produced on a thermopolymer substrate (such as PET or OPP), which is coated with an embossing lacquer, metallised and coated again for protection, Secutag can be applied as a spot or overall varnish on or between any of these layers, although any covering layer needs to be transparent so Secutag can be examined with an optical reader. However, 3S will also supply the powder if a producer wants to add the tags to one of its existing layers, or the holograms can be supplied to 3S for the application of Secutag (and as a label producer 3S can also convert holograms to labels).
This system uses numbers, which appear on the electronic panel, to identify the type of problem; for example, a flashing "0" means that the level probe is not working, a flashing "1" indicates that the optical reader is broken or the signal has been an interrupted; and a flashing "2" means there is a problem with the temperature probe.
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Contract awarded for Optical reader supply and printer for optical reader
The blue and green bags thrown in the same container as solid waste, and sorted by color using an optical reader at the sorting facility.

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