Check ID documents, read magnetic stripe cards, and even scan barcodes all in one device. The PENTA Scanner® is the perfect device for scanning documents such as passports, ID cards, visas, and drivers’ licenses. It is also perfect for reading credit cards, debit cards, and barcodes from employee cards, for example. The optional multicolor touch display is perfect for user guidance or status reports. It can even function as a complete standalone self-service application.
Machine-Readable Zone (OCR): ISO/IEC 7501-1, ICAO 9303 and ISO 18013-1
Light Sources: IR and visible light
Security Glass: PERLUCOR® glass
SDK Features: click here to go to
SDK feature overview
Light Sources: UV-A
Magnetic Stripe (MSR): 3-track according to ISO standard 7811
Barcode: 1D / 2D barcodes from paper or display (smartwatches, smartphones, tablets) e.g. QR Code or PDF 4717
RFID Module: ePassport reading, according to ISO 14443 (A/B), ISO 7816, ICAO 9303
NFC Ready: ISO 14443 Type A&B including anti-collision and auto-detection
Chip Card Reader: standard ISO 7816
LAN / WLAN ready: for independent usage without stationary PC
4,3" full-graphic touch display
Image Formats: JPG, BMP, PNG
Image Scan: resolution 150 up to 500 dpi
Machine-Readable Zone: e.g. passports, ID cards, visas, drivers´ licenses
Magnetic Stripe: e.g. credit cards, and debit cards
Barcode: e.g. boarding passes, QR codes
RFID Module: e.g ePassports
NFC: e.g. membership IDs
Chip Card: e.g. credit cards and debit cards
Pack: for up to 10 hours of use
Our PENTA Scanner® is a full-page scanner developed for OCR
reading and image capture of ID documents. With its three different light
sources (VIS, IR, UV) it is also suited for the integration into an ID document
verification or authentication application.
Should you be interested in finding out more about our cooperation with leading software providers in this area, visit our ID Document Authentication webpage:
Footprint: L 219.9 mm (8.7 inches) × W 150.1 mm (5.9 inches) × H 144.7 mm (5.7 inches)
Scan Window: L 94 mm (3.7 inches) × W 131 mm (5.2 inches)
Host Interface: USB
LAN / WLAN interface (optional)
Vcc: 5V +/- 5%
Icc: max. 2.5 A
Light Sources: IR and visible light (standard)
With DESKO’s flexible PENTA platform, you can create a PENTA device that meets all your specifications.
It’s easy to do:
If you require specific technical information or tools, please visit our download area.
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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.