PENTA Scanner® Block with embedded PC

All-In-One Standalone Self-Service Solution

Automate your ID document authentication with DESKO´s all-in-one standalone solution the PENTA Scanner® Block. This document scanner is equipped with an embedded PC on which an authentication software or your own application can be installed. This way you can perform reliable checks of ID documents such as passports, ID cards, visas or drivers´ licenses. Multicolor LEDs give feedback on the status and check result which allows you to operate the PENTA Scanner® Block without an additional monitor or screen. This all-in-one solution allows a reliable, fast and secure document authentication of
ID documents and drivers´ licenses.

The user is guided by a highly visible LED stripe which provides immediate visual feedback on the status and check result. An additional LED indicates if the back side of a 2-page document needs to be scanned. Aside from that, an extra-large scan window ensures an intuitive handling and fast scan results.

The embedded PC and integrated (W)LAN connectivity provide a high level of flexibility and enable the PENTA Scanner® Block for an autonomous, standalone operation. With its compact size and small footprint, the device requires only little space. Therefore, it is your perfect all-in-one solution for automated ID checks.



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


Light Sources: UV-A 

Barcode: 1D / 2D barcodes from paper or display (smartwatches, smartphones, tablets) e.g. QR Code or PDF 4717


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


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:



PENTA Scanner® Block: L 168 mm (6.6 inches) × W 143 mm (5.6 inches) × H 134,2 mm (5.28 inches)

Scan Window : L 94 mm (3.7 inches) × W 131 mm (5.2 inches)


Host Interface: USB


Vcc: 19 V

Icc: max. 3.42 A

Light Sources:   IR and visible light (standard)

                        UV-A (optional)


Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-7100U (2,4 GHz, 2 Core)


SSD: 128 GB

Interfaces: 2 x USB Host 3.0, 1x HDMI port, 1x mini DP, 1x RJ45 (Ethernet)  

WLAN: 801.11 ac



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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