Chatsworth Data Corporation has been developing and manufacturing optical mark readers since 1971.
The company currently supplies markets as diverse as education, industry, government, medical, beverage, lottery, survey, vote tabulation, securities trading, dating services, and many more.
The ACP-2200 was specifically developed to support , health risk appraisal, medical histories, wellness surveys and patient procedure billing applications.
Utilizing the double sided capability of the ACP2200 with a single or multiple page forms design provides sufficient text and response area to meet the space requirements for the many diverse medical applications.
The small footprint, lightweight, and portability of this OMR lends itself well for use in, medical clinics, nurses stations, doctor's offices, and is ideal for use in remote locations when coupled with a laptop computer.
The available Serial or USB protocol provides a reliable and easy-to-use interface to P.C. computers.
A software development kit is available for application developers. The kit includes a MS/Visual Basic source code project containing OMR configuration commands communication interface, mark translation module, and data file output.
The Model ACP-2200 Optical Mark Reader is the latest design developed by Chatsworth Data Corporation for applications that require processing of data from both sides of a form in a single pass. The ACP (Accessible Card Path) design was specifically developed for use with medical applications incorporating a unique feature which allows easy access to the card path and optic lens for clearing obstructions and performing preventative maintenance on the unit.
Significantly faster than keyboard entry, the ACP-2200 reads both sides of an input form automatically and without error as it scans and transports data. Once the form has been scanned, the resulting data string is terminated by a carriage return (CR) and is automatically transported to the communication port of the attached computer.
RS-232C Serial communications is standard on the APC-2200. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an available option.
The operator and the speed of the computer control the processing speed of the forms. However, most 11-inch forms can be scanned at a rate of 1,500 to 1,800 forms per hour.
The ACP-2200 utilizes "Visible Red" illumination reads black or blue marks made with a ballpoint pen or felt-tip pen as well as pencil, punched and pre-printed marks. Background printing must be in the visible red range. "Infra Red" illumination is available as an option for pencil only marking with colored background printing.
A number of downloadable commands are available to modify the default configuration of the ACP-2200 to support a wide variety of form designs and application requirements.
The Model ACP-2200 is supplied complete with an external Universal Power Supply (100-240V / 47-63Hz), Serial or USB Cable (Macintosh or PC), Operator Guide, Test Cards, and a Utility Software Disk.
The durable design, simplicity of use, and versatility of the ACP-2200 makes it an ideal device for a wide variety of medical related applications.
The ACP-2200 Reader has a paper path that is easily accessible for clearing jams and cleaning the optic head. A simple hinged connection allows the upper assembly to open for complete access to the paper path.
Reads up to 12 rows at .25-inch centers with 80 mark positions per side.
On 3-1/4" x 11 (8.25cm x 27.9cm) form
RS-232C asynchronous (PC Serial) from 300-38400 Baud
USB (available as an option)
Binary ASCII Values
3-1/4 inches x 5 inches to 3-1/4 inches x 12 inches
(8.2 cm x 12.7 cm to 8.2 cm x 30.5 cm)
Form Marking (Visible Red):
Blue or black ballpoint pen
Blue or black felt-tip pen
#2 Pencil only
Key punched slots
20 inches (38.18 cm) per second
Approx. 25 - 30 cards per minute
Graded index fiber, double sided, manual feed
Manual insertion with powered transport
Approx. 25-35 cards per minute
18 to 100 lb. bond, ledger, index or OCR from .004 inch to .010 inch thick
Timing Track Alignment
In-Line (data mark area between leading and trailing edge of timing mark).
Timing Track Selection:
Select Top (right) / Bottom (left) for the location of the timing track
6.75 inches wide x 4.18 inches high x 7.18 inches long
(171.45 mm wide x 106.17 mm high x 182.37 mm long)
Universal power adapter
100 - 240 VAC
47 - 63 Hz
41-113 degrees Fahrenheit
(5-45 degrees Centigrade)
30% to 80% humidity, non-condensing
4 lbs (1.8kg) -Shipping Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg) with universal power adapter.
For additional information or specifications for this Optical Mark Reader or other products and services offered by Chatsworth Data, please contact us,
Ph: 818-341-5072 or toll free at 877-380-6855