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MRZ Reader for reading passports and ID cards

MRZ Reader for reading passports and ID cards

The MRZ Reader is a smart combination of an optical reader with a contactless reader (ISO 14443 A&B). The device takes high resolution (350+ DPI) images in visible(white) and IR illuminations. It is ideal for reading barcodes, identity cards, or ePassport.

· It can make high resolution pictures
· Long lifecycle, no maintenance required
· Able to read the ICAO standard ePassports
· One step RFID reading
· Easy handling, no special training required

The MRZ Reader device captures images in visible and IR illumination, reads the MRZ lines, reads RFID tag printed inside the Passport, and transfers the data to the processing information system.

Technical specifications of MRZ Reader

Visible (White)
Infra red (B900)
Optical specifications
Image Resolution 380 DPi
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels RGB
Hardware units
Internal memory Factory calibration stored in internal memory
RFID module Optional
Mechanical Data
Size 175 x 240 x 85 mm (6.89" x 9.44" x 3.34")
Window size 130 x 43 mm (5,12" x 1,69")
Case ABS plastic
Window glass 4mm tempered glass
Operating temperature +5°C to +45°C (41°F to 113°F)
Operating humidity 0-95% (non condensing)
Weight 1.05 kg (2.31lb)
No moving parts
Other specifications
Interface USB 2.0
Number of status LEDs 3 pieces (2pcs programmable)
Power External power supply (100-240VAC, 50/60Hz)
RFID module
Single step reading
DUAL RFID antenna
RFID chip is detected
in any position within
the passport
Supports all
ISO 1443 A/B chip types
Airspeed limit Max. 848Kbps (if supported by the chip)
Authentication & Access control
Active Authentication
Passive Authentication
BAC support
EAC support
Software Development Kit (SDK)
Supported OS Windows 7 (32/64bit)
Windows Vista (32/64bit)
Windows XP (32/64bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32/64bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64bit)
Linux (optional, ask for details)
Programing languages C/ C++, C#, Visual Basic, Delphi, .NET, Java
Processing time Image captured and MRZ reading < 0.8 sec
(depending on PC configuration)
Minimum PC configuration: P4 2GHz, 2GB RAM, USB 2.0
MRZ OCR reading ICAO 9303
2D Barcode reading PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code
1D Barcode reading UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128. Interleaved 2 of 5
Image format BMP, JPG, JPG2000, PNG
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice

The MRZ Reader device automatically reads the data from the document:
· it reads MRZ lines (characters for optical recognition), barcodes (1D&2D)
· read the RFID chip content
· it transforms these data into computer understandable format (ASCII).

The device has small dimensions, it is easy to integrate into kiosk, displays.

The MRZ Reader is available in OEM version with or without RFID reader. The optical unit (MRZ Reader without RFID) is ideal for RFID reader manufacturers to integrate it with their own RFID reader.

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