ID Document Authentication

Increased Level of Security for Every Banking Business

High risk transactions in banking, such as the transfer of a greater amount of money, a loan origination or the opening of a bank account always involve an authentication of ID data to prevent identity theft, fraud and money laundering. 

 Our ID Document Authentication package comprising our reliable and easy-to-use scanners along with well-proven security software from software partners, is your perfect support. Hardware and software combined provide a state-of-the-art and fast solution for a detailed authentication of ID documents. Our solution is based on a comparison of the document setup with an extensive document library including ID samples from all over the world. It contains all necessary information to perform document checks such as checksum or document validity. Additionally, a variety of forensic quality tests under visible light, Infrared and UV light as well as different cross checks can be performed, e.g. machine-readable zone data vs. visible zone data.

The devices are easy to handle. They enable even non-expert staff to perform fast and accurate document checks with an immediate GO-/NO-GO feedback on the validity of numerous national and international ID documents.  

The check result and a first classification of the validity of the document are displayed to the user in a detailed report. This report, as well as all images and check results can be stored for further processing or later proof of compliance with internal regulations and legal requirements. 

No matter if you want to capture data, store images or require a detailed report - our ID Document Authentication package reliably supports you in reviewing the customer´s identity (KYC) and consequently preventing fraud and money laundering.



Read – ID documents and extracts data from the machine-readable zone (MRZ), visual zone (VIZ) and e-Pass/e-ID chip.

Verify – IDs are verified based on the MRZ against a set of parameters such as age, ICAO compliance, validity of document.

Authenticate – fully authenticates the ID document based on the specific security features of each ID - doc library/criteria.

Report – detailed results on each security feature and a preliminary decision on the authenticity of the ID are shown to the operator.

Store – all images, check results, and reports can be stored and attached to your transaction.


The following document types are supported:

  • Passports
  • National IDs
  • Driving Licenses, Military IDs, etc.

from more than 100 countries.


Advanced Checks

  • preliminary decision
  • based on pre-set rules a recommendation for the operator is given
  • data storage if required


The document library is kept up to date and continues to grow. These updates include new documents, changes to documents, and functional enhancements. Updates are provided regularly and are essential in order to maintain the long term functionality of your system.


Should you need information for the implementation of the hardware and software package, please feel free to contact us Inquiry



The following software systems are supported:

  • Win 7, Win 8/8.1 and Win 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • SDK incl. sample applications for C/C++, Java and .Net

The following scanner hardware is supported:

  • DESKO PENTA Scanner®
  • DESKO ICON Scanner®


We are proud working together with leading software providers in terms of verification and authentication software. Our full-page scanners are already integrated in numerous security software solutions, to get an idea of which scanner fits best for your requirements, please see below table:

DESKO PENTA Scanner for ID Document Authentication



  • full-page scanner
  • flatbed scan technology


  • OCR reading of ID documents
  • image capture of ID documents

Optional Features:

  • RFID reading of biometric documents e.g. ePassports
  • barcode reading
  • magnetic stripe card reading
  • chip card reading

Optional Equipment:

  • touch display
  • various mounting options
  • embedded PC

On-Board ID Document Checks: the PENTA Scanner is a high-performance scanner which can be extended by an embedded PC. This allows you to perform on-board ID document checks without the need of any additional equipment.

On-Board ID Document Checks

DESKO PENTA Scanner with embedded PC

PENTA Scanner with integrated:

  • fully functioning embedded Windows PC
  • multicolor touch display

On-board performed identity checks include:

  • all checks of any ID document verification or authentication software from our software partners

Additional software required, external power supply needed for operation.

DESKO ICON Scanner for ID Document Authentication



  • full-page scanner
  • flatbed scan technology


  • OCR reading of ID documents
  • image capture of ID documents

Optional Features:

  • RFID reading of biometric documents e.g. ePassports



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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.

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