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Our product portfolio

For more than 26 years, we have been developing hardware for data capture from documents such as ID cards, barcode tickets, magnetic stripe and chip cards. From pure data and image capture to a full document authentication - there are numerous fields of applications for DESKO devices. The wide product portfolio ranges from simple document readers to complete standalone self-service solutions, tailored to the varying needs of the customers. 

Made in Germany

DESKO devices involve the knowledge of more than 26 years of experience and usage in the field. The products are internal developments manufactured in cooperation with regional partners. “Made in Germany” is a seal of approval standing for quality and reliability. DESKO sticks to this standard and focuses on the locational advantage of Germany.


DESKO was founded in 1991 by Werner Zahn and Bruno Geyer. The name DESKO is an acronym standing for German Daten - Eingabe - Systeme and Konzepte. The story of success started with the development of magnetic stripe readers for the banking division. In the following years, the product range and fields of application were constantly extended. Today, DESKO is a technological pioneer in the field of automated data capture. Meanwhile, DESKO is a family-run company directed by Werner and Alexander Zahn. The continuous growth of the company led to the foundation of a parent company, the DESKO Holding, in 2003 which, along with the headquarters in Bayreuth, comprises subsidiaries in the USA and Singapore.

DESKO is a successful international company that can rely on a dedicated team of employees and a great network of numerous resellers around the globe. DESKO products are sold to more than 100 countries worldwide. Around 275.000 devices are in daily use at the airport, banks, public authorities, hotels and many more. You can see the devices live in action e.g. at the airports in Frankfurt or London Heathrow. They support the agents at the check-in, security and access control or at the boarding gate.


At the moment, the company building in Bayreuth is being extended. With its completion in 2017, it provides work space for further qualified employees. Therefore, DESKO is well-prepared for future requirements, new markets and the development of innovative technologies.

DESKO Holding

In 2003 DESKO founded the DESKO Holding GmbH to expand its international business. Subsidiaries in North America and Asia followed.

Find out more about DESKO Holding and our company structure.

DESKO History

From the first steps to the development of new technologies. Find out more about the most important milestones of DESKO.


DESKO stands for quality made in Germany. To achieve this high-level of quality day by day, DESKO keeps developing all devices and new technologies in cooperation with in-house employees and prestigious universities and research institutes in Germany. Manufactured by our longtime regional partners, every device includes 100% DESKO knowledge and is 100% made in Germany.

Upcoming Events

  • 09.10.2019  SDW Asia 2019

    SDW Asia 2019

    Meet DESKO at booth 323 at the Security Document World Asia in Singapore.

  • FTE Asia 2019

    FTE Asia 2019

    Meet us at booth C9 from 12th to 13th of November 2019.


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Gottlieb-Keim-Str. 56

95448 Bayreuth | Germany

电话:+49 (0) 921 792 790

传真:+49 (0) 921 7927 914


DESKO Pte. Ltd.

100 Beach Road

#22-10  Shaw Tower

Singapore 189702 | Singapore

电话:+65 639 101 25

传真:+65 629 122 70



1800 Pembrook Drive

Suite 300

Orlando FL  32810 | United States of America 

电话:+1 262 344 5571



DESKO develops and manufactures hardware solutions for automated data entry and document checks. DESKO has your ideal solution for airlines and airports, banking, retail, hospitality, security and government applications, self-service, and more.