PENTA Scanner®

Automated Age Verification - Quick and Easy

In our society, strict legal age limits regulate the sale of alcohol and tobacco as well as the participation in gambling. To ensure that these limits are consequently being adhered to, staff members have to check the customer´s age at every purchase or gambling participation.  

The PENTA Scanner® is your functional solution for an automated and 100% reliable age verification. Due to an integrated real-time clock, the PENTA Scanner® verifies the customer´s age automatically. Just place the ID document onto the scan window. A built-in LED and a buzzer give immediate visual and acoustic feedback on whether the customer exceeds or falls below the defined age limit. Additionally, the PENTA Scanner® provides the option to show the calculated age on the big display and to set different age limits adjusted to your specific needs and legal requirements.

Using the PENTA Scanner® simplifies the age verification process and ensures 100% compliance with legal requirements.



Machine-Readable Zone (OCR): ISO/IEC 7501-1, ICAO 9303 and ISO 18013-1

Light Sources: IR and visible light

Security Glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

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Light Sources: UV-A 

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

China ID Reading Module: integrated RFID module specifically designed for reading China National ID Card

NFC Ready: ISO 14443 Type A&B including anti-collision and auto-detection

SAM Module: is an integrated secure access module especially for reading SAM cards


Image Formats: JPG, BMP, PNG

Image Scan: resolution 150 up to 500 dpi


Machine-Readable Zone: e.g. passports, ID cards, visas, drivers´ licenses

Barcode: e.g. boarding passes, QR codes

RFID Module: e.g. ePassports

NFC: e.g. membership IDs

SAM cards according to standard ISO/IEC 7810:2003 i.e. smart cards in mini SIM format


Battery Pack: for up to 10 hours of use

Pole Mount: for flexible field installation

Embedded PC: built-in, full functioning Windows PC


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


Vcc: 5V +/- 5%

Icc: max. 2.5 A

Light Sources:   IR and visible light (standard)

                        UV-A (optional)



With DESKO’s flexible PENTA platform, you can create a PENTA device that meets all your specifications.

It’s easy to do:

  1. Choose from features like barcode or mag. stripe reading, RFID, NFC, multicolor touch display, and more.
  2. Tell us how you want your PENTA scanner. 
  3. And we will build a PENTA Scanner according to your specifications.



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