OMR scanners are designed to read and interpret data from OMR forms/sheets. They use optical sensors to detect the presence or absence of marks at specific locations on OMR sheets. Thus, they convert physical data into digital information. By automating the data capture process, they significantly reduce the time and effort required for tasks like grading exams, making them an indispensable tool for institutions seeking to streamline data collection. In this article, we look at scanners and OMR scanner prices offered by OMR Homes.
The Affordable Model – SEKONIC SR-1800
The SR-1800 is one of the most versatile models of OMR scanners by Sekonic that is offered by OMR Homes. This is an economical scanner that has an automatic feed and accurately captures data on OMR forms of widths ranging from 2.5 inches to 9 inches. It is best suited for evaluations in classroom settings, attendance tracking, analysis of health surveys, clinical evaluations, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. This model is widely popular due to the affordable OMR scanner price, the compact design of the scanner, and user-friendliness. The compact design does not hamper its ability to process large volumes of data, as it has a processing capacity of 1800 OMR forms/pages per hour. This scanner, in combination with Remark’s OMR Classic software, enables quick evaluation, preparation of reports, and export of data.
The Hybrid Model – SEKONIC SR 6500 HYBRID
This OMR scanner is a hybrid model, as it can read and process both marks and images simultaneously. It can capture both color and black, white and grey images of resolutions ranging from 100dpi to 300dpi. The Select Stacker equipment on this model can eject sheets with reversal so as to avoid reading errors. It also comes with a Barcode option that can read barcodes on the IDs of the test/survey takers. The model is also compliant with environmental regulations and global safety standards, making it suited for use across the globe.
The Japanese Model – SEKONIC SR-55D
This model of OMR scanner was first made in Japan and has been designed specifically to meet the unique needs of institutions that have a maximum strength of 500. It is especially suited to the needs of schools, study centers, vocational schools, stationery shops, dormitories, small to mid-scale businesses, etc. This scanner has the ability to read both dual-face pencils and blue and black pen markings. It can also easily read small OMR forms and has a signal reading speed of 100 OMR forms per hour. The scanner has an input tray capacity of 30 forms and an output tray capacity of 50 forms. It is suitable for Windows 7 (32bit), Windows XP (32bit), Vista (32bit), and Windows 7 (64bit) systems.
The Fastest Model – SEKONIC SR-11000
This is the fastest OMR scanner as it can scan up to 11000 OMR forms every hour at impressive speeds. It is specifically designed to process large volumes of data in the shortest possible duration of time. Such speed is achieved through the combination of various mechanisms that incorporate both mechatronics and optical technology developed by Sekonic. This unique combination also provides stable form handling and feeding even at speeds as high as 183 OMR forms per minute. This model also features a unique misread prevention system, which can also suction up hindering materials like sheet dust, eraser shavings, dirt, etc., that can cause errors in the reading and processing. This reduces the frequency with which the reading sensors in the scanner have to be cleaned, thus minimising the maintenance cost and effort.