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PRMc for reading ePassports, VISA and eID Cards

PRMc Multireader series: High-end desktop ePassport readers

The new PRMc document scanners are a smart combination of traditional document scanning devices: fast, accurate and reliable machines that effectively help your daily business with performance and stylish look. You can read every, standard travel documents and ePassports with the new PRMc.

PRMc were developed mainly for system integrator teams. What we offer is a professional hardware and an easy-to-use development environment (SDK). Our partners are able to develop a unique, tailor made complete passport reading system for their clients.

Usage of PRMc biometric passport reader is especially easy. Special trainings or highly qualified personal is not needed for the operation. The unit sense the document automatically and perform all image scanning, data processing and analysis.

Operation principles of PRMc multireader

Operation principles of a document management system based on PRMc multireader

  • 1. PRMc detects the document automatically when it is placed in.
  • 2. The unit scan images from the document and also reads data from RFID chip.
  • 3. Data is transferred toward the PC via USB port.
  • 4. The software (SDK) 'reads' information from the optically scanned images and also process data from the RFID chip.
  • 5. Your application will process the gained data according to the customer needs.
The PRMc series
PRMc 123 One camera, Visible + IR illumination
PRMc 223 Two cameras, Visible + IR illumination
PRMc 233 Two cameras, Visible + IR + UV illumination
Available options for PRMc
RFID module (type R)
Smard Card module (type S)
700PPi photo camera (type P)
Extended document window 130x100mm (type E)
Built-in USB hub
Flip-top cover
Optical specifications
Image sensor 3 Megapixel
Image resolution 400 DPI
Face image resolution 700 DPI (available in type P devices)
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8bits/pixels (infra image)]
Hardware units
Internal memory Storing factory calibration
Firmware upgrade Automatic
Built in DSP data processing unit
Mechanical Data
Size with cover 213 x 173 x 179 mm (8.39" x 6.81" x 7.08")
Window size 130 mm x 98 mm (5.12" x 3.86")
Case ABS plastic on metal base
Window glass 4mm tempered glass
Operating temperature +5°C to +45 °C (41°F to 113°F)
Operating humidity 0-95% (non-condensing)
Weight 2.2kg - 2.4kg (4.85-5.29lb)
depending on the model
No moving parts
Kensington security slot
Other specifications
Compliances CE, FCC, RoHS, IEC62471
Interface USB 2.0
3pcs free USB ports Available in type U devices
Number of status LEDs 3 programmable
Power External power supply included
(100-240V AC, 50/60Hz)
RFID module
Single step reading
DUAL RFID antenna
RFID chip is detected in any position within the passport
Support all ISO14443 A/B chip types
Active/passive authentication, BAC, EAC
RFID data is read with the
highest possible speed supported by the chip
Smart card module
Support ISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1 standards
Advanced Document Authentication Module (ADAM)
MRZ checksum validation
MRZ vs. VIZ comparing Optional
Printed MRZ comparing to MRZ stored in RFID chip
Printed face photo comparing
to photo stored in RFID chip -DG2-
Expiry date check
B900 ink check
UV dull paper check (in case of devices with UV light)
Automatic pattern matching
under Normal, UV, IR light
Optional, ask for details
Authentication methods with Photo Camera (type P devices)
Photo substitution check Manual
JURA IPI decoding Optional
GSSC VIPhoto™ decoding Optional
Background printing check Manual
Microprinting check Manual
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++
Visual Basic 6.0
MRZ OCR reading ICAO 9303
VIZ OCR reading Zones defineable by user
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
Extended High Colour Fidelity (XCF) Automatic colour calibration
Outstading delta E value (ref. Q-60R2 Kodak Target)
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice

All-around Software Development Kit (SDK) for easy integration

We attach an all-around Software Development Kit (SDK) and drivers on a CD-ROM therefore you can easily design and build your own, fully customized document scanning system to your clients. The attached SDK supports numerous Operation Systems and programming languages, as a result you can integrate our PRMc reader into your system seamlessly.

Thanks to our continuous research and development work, the new PRMc document scanning devices are now available with Windows Vista drivers as well. If your aim is to design a highly efficient and highly reliable document scanning system to your clients, please do not hesitate in contacting with us and ask our professionals' help.

Write us a short description of your desired documents reading system. Our professionals will help you in choosing the most appropriate device from our wide product range that completely fulfill your requirements.

The PRMc series available in OEM version. The optical unit also available, it is ideal for RFID reader manufacturers to integrate it with their own RFID reader.

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