KYC principle – combating money laundering, terrorism financing, and white-collar crime? The new generation optimizes your data collection – and is extremely reliable and amazingly affordable!

The new DESKO ICON Scanner® supports you in implementing the know-your-customer principle and helps you to fight money laundering, terrorism financing, and white-collar crime – simply by reliably scanning international ID documents. The data collected from passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses, visas, and special documents such as residence permits can be transferred to your in-house applications and forms. So you know who you’re dealing with!

Its compact housing conceals the latest technology and is extremely space-saving both on top of a desk or installed at the counter. No annoying power supply – all it needs is a simple USB connection. The DESKO ICON Scanner® is therefore the perfect device for your daily work to comply with legal and company-internal security guidelines and to protect your bank against fraud.



MLZ reading for all ICAO-9303-compliant ID1, ID2, and ID3 documents

VIZ or OCR reading of non-ICAO-compliant ID documents is possible with additional software if required


  • Scans of ID documents under visible and infrared light

  • Scans without cover possible for all light sources

  • Optimized for collecting OCR data

  • Automatic recognition of the document format

  • Picture from passport or ID card can be captured as a separate image

  • Scan technology with antireflection effect: prevents light spots and reflections that can be caused by lamination or holographic printing

  • Automatic activation: the scanning process is automatically triggered based on document recognition

  • Document Move Detection prevents blurred images

  • Automatic cropping and rotation, including background hiding


All identification documents such as passports, ID cards, residence permits, visas, driver’s licenses, work permits, student ID cards, etc.

Supported formats: ID1, ID2, ID3


DESKO ICON Scanner Demo, device driver and SDK for Windows

OPTIONAL: DESKO READ ID – additional software package for VIZ OCR



Footprint: L 79 mm (3.09 inches) × W 149 mm (5.83 inches) × H 147 mm (5.76 inches)

Scan window: L 94 mm (3.7 inches) × W 130 mm (5.12 inches)


USB 2.0 host interface

USB powered


Light sources: Infrared and visible light (standard)

User feedback: programmable, multicolored LED                                                                  
                       programmable buzzer with adjustable volume and pitch



Resolution scalable to 400 dpi


CE, FCC, CB report


Country-specific reports possible



Watch what the lowest full-page scanner on the market can do!




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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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