DESKO’s PENTA Scanner® scans ID documents such as passports, ID cards, and visas. It also reads credit cards, debit cards, and chip cards. It even scans barcodes and QR codes, all in one device.
DESKO’s PENTA Scanner® is capable of capturing all necessary data for tax refund applications and more. Capture ID card information, credit card information, and vouchers all with the same device. The optional multicolor display is perfect for user guidance or status reports, and it even allows for a complete standalone self-service application.
Provide better service to your customers and protect your company or store from ID fraud with our solutions for tax refund.
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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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
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
Chip Card Reader: standard ISO 7816
SAM Module: is an integrated secure access module especially for reading SAM cards
4,3" full-graphic 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
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
Embedded PC: with (W)LAN for independent usage without stationary 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)
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.