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Versatile scanner for check-in

The DESKO PENTA Scanner® CKI is the perfect all-in-one solution to ensure a smooth check-in process, secure ID control and comprehensive data capture. The innovative device combines a variety of features in a single package, thereby efficiently reducing your IT infrastructure. As standard features, the PENTA Scanner CKI is equipped with OCR technology for optical character recognition in identity documents and an integrated barcode and magnetic strip card reader. Optionally, modules for RFID and NFC can be added. The stand-alone version can be operated ideally with integrated PC (WLAN) and rechargeable battery.


Flexible solution

for rapid image and data capture

The PENTA Scanner® CKI delivers rapid image and data capture. It reads the data from identity documents and magnetic strip cards such as passports, IDs and frequent flyer cards. It also captures the barcode data from boarding passes, tickets and digital vaccination certificates on smart watches, smartphones and tablets. Thanks to a buzzer and integrated LED, the user immediately receives auditory and visual feedback: for check-in, this takes the form of a go or no-go signal. For further processing, simply transfer the data to your PC or laptop after the scan process is complete.

Versatile scanner for check-in

The device is compatible with a variety of applications. This allows for simplified, efficient data usage. You can save and archive the data and high-resolution color scans. As a result, the PENTA Scanner CKI from DESKO offers you high-quality service to accelerate and simplify your work processes in data processing.

      Maximum security thanks to innovative technologies

      Despite its compact format with stable housing and scratch-proof safety glass, the PENTA Scanner CKI is packed full of technology. As a full-page scanner with a large scan area, it operates as a multi-functional reader for rapid image and data capture:

      Various light sources

      The transfer of image data is accomplished using two or three different light sources. By default, the device is equipped to work with visible light and infrared light. This enables the PENTA Scanner CKI to read the machine-readable zone (MRZ). It is also available with UV light as an optional feature. This is necessary in order to reveal the “hidden” security features on the document. In combination with the right authentication software, this enables reliable ID authentication.

      OCR technology

      As a standard feature, the device operates using OCR for optical character recognition, reliably reading all data from the machine-readable zone (MRZ), for example on IDs.

      Barcode reader

      Barcodes, for example on boarding passes, can be read either from paper or from digital displays.

      Magnetic strip reader

      A bidirectional magnetic strip reader captures cards with magnetic strips such as frequent flyer cards and credit or debit cards


      To read RFID chips (Radio Frequency Identification), for example in biometric passports, an optional RFID module can be installed.


      For contactless data capture, for example from employee IDs, the device can be equipped with an NFC module (Near Field Communication).


      Discover all the options that DESKO’s PENTA technology offers you. Configure the device according to your needs.

      The advantages for you at a glance

      DESKO PENTA Scanner® CKI


      • Standard equipment
        • OCR technology for reading out the machine-readable zone (MRZ) of documents, such as IDs, passports
        • Light sources: Infrared (IR) and visible light (VIS)
        • Magnetic strip reader (MSR): To read cards with magnetic strips, e.g. frequent flyer cards, bank cards and credit cards
        • Barcode reader: For scanning 1D and 2D barcodes on paper and digital displays (smart watches, smartphones, tablets), e.g. boarding passes
        • Safety glass on scan area
      • Optional equipment
        • Light sources: UV light for checking security features/authentication
        • RFID module: To read biometric passports
        • China ID reading module: An integrated RFID module specifically for reading Chinese IDs
        • NFC module: For contactless reading, for example employee ID cards
        • Integrated PC: With WLAN for independent use without stationary PC
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        You can find more information in our data sheet. Download now!

        DESKO PENTA Scanner® CKI  (pdf, 664.2 kB)


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