PENTA Scanner®

Multifunctional Scanner for Security, Access or Flow Control

Reduce your IT infrastructure with the DESKO all-in-one standalone PENTA Scanner®. Check passports, ID cards, frequent traveler cards, and boarding passes at security checkpoints, the gate, and at the lounge. The PENTA Scanner® can read, check, and process all information on the spot without a computer. The large multicolor display includes a large LED on each side for immediately visible feedback without having to look directly at the display.

Install the scanner anytime and anywhere you want optional with an embedded PC with (W)LAN connectivity or a battery pack.



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 219.9 mm (8.7 inches) × W 143.1 mm (5.6 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 pixel 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)



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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