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Discover a new dimension of performance

Discover the brand-new DESKO PENTA Scanner® 4X - your all-in-one device for desktop usage and OEM integration. The evolution of DESKO´s bestseller DESKO PENTA Scanner®combines revolutionary ID scanning technology in a most flexible housing design suitable for various working environments.


Proven ID scanning quality - four times better!

With the PENTA Scanner® 4X you are technically always one step ahead: its high-class scan technology delivers excellent images with a resolution of up to 900 dpi, which exceeds the official ­requirements of most law enforcement agencies of 600 dpi and therefore raises document authentication to the next security level. Included sensors ensure an enhanced image ­correction and thus a better image definition. A super-fast USB 3.0 connection provides ten times faster data transfer to your application, this significantly streamlines workflows. The innovative form factor simplifies the device´s usage: the PENTA Scanner 4X housing has been optimized to be equally well suited for desktop usage and the integration in existing OEM environments.


4X - the best PENTA Scanner ever

The PENTA Scanner 4X is powered via USB 3.0 connection. This means it can be operated independently of an external power source and you remain flexible to the highest degree. Of course, the proven DESKO OCR technology, an RFID module as well as light sources in the visible, IR and UV spectrum are integrated in the new PENTA Scanner 4X as standard. These light sources reveal hidden security prints and features, enabling a complete document authentication. For an intensive inspection of documents, for example with regard to OVDs, holograms or embossing, an extension package with coaxial and oblique light is available.

Additional functions such as a barcode reader and a document clip for simplified document guidance round off the functional scope of the PENTA Scanner 4X.


Improve your document review with the DESKO PENTA Scanner® in the following application areas ... and many other industries

  • Authorities
  • Police and border control
  • Banks and insurances
  • Health and care
  • Renting
  • Lawyers and notaries
  • Business and trade
  • Gambling

Best seller with best equipment

The PENTA Scanner 4X is a versatile ID and passport scanner that delivers accurate reading results of data from a wide range of documents, such as IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and many more. As part of the flexible PENTA platform solution, the PENTA Scanner 4X can be extended with various functions and reading options, according to the customer's requirements.


Machine-readable zone

Visible zone


Chip Card

eIDs via RFID or NFC

Compact, reliable and user-friendly

All-in-one and one for all - the new DESKO PENTA Scanner® 4X offers the full range of PENTA Scanner functions in a flexible and compact housing design that fits on any desk and can be integrated just as easily into self-service solutions such as eGates, kiosks or counters. One housing - many possibilities.

Since its launch, several hundred thousand devices have been in use around the world making the PENTA family the best-selling DESKO product. The PENTA Scanner is very well established in the travel sector and has been continuously developed further. It now supports customers in all areas where reliable identity verification is central, including police, authorities, banks, insurance companies and many more.



The advantages for you at a glance



  • Standard equipment
    • OCR technology for reading the machine-readable zone (MLZ) for documents, such as ID cards, passports, passports
    • Light sources: infrared (IR), visible (VIS) and ultraviolet light (UV)
    • RFID module: for reading biometric passports
    • Safety glass on the scanning surface (can be replaced by the user)
    • IP54 certification (OEM integration only)
    • SDK features: Learn more here.
  • Optional equipment
    • Extended illumination package for in-depth document inspection: Coaxial and grazing light for visualizing OVDs, holograms and embossing
    • Reader for barcodes: for scanning 1D and 2D barcodes from paper and displays (smartwatches, smartphones, tablets), e.g. on boarding passes and tickets
    • China ID Reading Module: an integrated RFID module specifically designed to read Chinese ID cards
    • Smart card reader: for reading smart cards, such as credit and debit cards
    • SAM Module: an integrated Secure Access Module specifically for reading SAM cards
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    You can find more information in our data sheet. Download now!

    Data sheet DESKO PENTA Scanner® 4X  (pdf, 313.8 kB)


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