PENTA Scanner®

All-In-One Standalone Self-Service Terminal

Reduce your IT infrastructure with the DESKO all-in-one terminal solution the PENTA Scanner® including a display and an embedded PC. Scan passports and ID cards with only one device. You can also scan magnetic stripe cards such as credit cards, employee cards or chip cards and even barcodes all with this unique all-in-one device.

Our PENTA Scanner® reads all documents and thanks to the integrated PC they can be processed, forwarded, saved or checked, right away and on the spot. The intuitive to use, large, multicolor display, which includes two large LEDs on each side, guides the user step by step through your application and gives immediate and highly visible feedback on the current process, the next step or a check result.

As everything is integrated in one device (document scanner, embedded PC and display), its WLAN connectivity and it only requires power, the PENTA Scanner® gives you the advantage of reading, saving and checking documents almost whenever and wherever you want.

DESKO’s PENTA Scanner® is ideal for visitor and access control, border control, general security checks, and many more.



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

Display: full-graphic display

Embedded PC: full functioning Windows PC

SDK Features: click here to go to
SDK feature overview


Light Sources: UV-A 

Barcode: 1D / 2D barcodes from paper or display e.g. QR Code or PDF 4717

Magnetic Stripe (MSR): 3-track according to ISO standard 7811

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


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. frequent traveler cards, 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


Pole Mount: for flexible field installation

Long Hood: for brilliant ID document scan results


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 254 mm (10.0 inches) × W 152mm (6.0 inches) × H 191.2 mm (7.5 inches)

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


Dimension: L 95 mm (3.7 inches) × W 54 mm (2.1 inches)

Resolution: 2 to 7 lines, 25 characters in text mode each line                            

                  480 × 272 pixels in graphic mode

Type: 4,3" multicolor display


Host Interface: USB


Vcc: 5V +/- 5%

Icc: max. 2.5 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.



DESKO Customer Success Story Carnival Cruise

If you require specific technical information or tools, please visit our download area.

Sales Inquiry

*Required fields

Support Inquiry

How can we help?

The serial number can be found on the backside of the device. It is an eleven-digit number, always starting with 20. Example: 201546 00589

Upload Files

Please make sure each file does not exceed a total file size of 3 MB.

Contact Data

*Required fields

Customers who were interested in this product were also interested in:


    Read and check visitor tickets with the new QUEUE BUSTER. The scanner reads all 1D and 2D barcodes and NFC tokens.

  • PENTA Scanner® Block with embedded PC

    PENTA Scanner® Block with embedded PC

    Multifunctional full-page scanner with embedded PC. Perfect for standalone applications. Reads ID docuemnts, drivers´ licenses and barcodes, all in one device.

Reseller Locator

Find a DESKO reseller in your area!





Gottlieb-Keim-Str. 56

95448 Bayreuth | Germany

Phone +49 (0) 921 792 790

Fax +49 (0) 921 7927 914

DESKO Pte. Ltd.

1 Paya Lebar Link

Paya Lebar Quarter 1 Level 4

Singapore 408533 | Singapore  

Phone +65 695 586 90

          +65 695 586 91


1800 Pembrook Drive

Suite 300

Orlando FL  32810 | U.S.A. 

Phone +1 262 344 5571


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.

Data Protection Notice

We use cookies in order to make your visit to our website more pleasant and to enable the use of certain functions. Along with cookies required for technical reasons, we use cookies from third-parties (YouTube) on various pages as well as a tracking tool (website Analytics-Matomo) for analytical purposes. If you do not accept the use of cookies, we cannot guarantee full use of the website.

You can revoke or change your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Additional information on our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings can be found in our data protection information.