DESKO PENTA Scanner®
Versatile full-page scanner
Whether airlines and airports, public authorities, offices and police stations, businesses and retailers or banks and insurance companies – there are many sectors for which reliable ID control is crucial. Since every sector has its own unique requirements that are specific to the sector and company, we at DESKO have developed a modular system for recording and verifying identity documents: the DESKO PENTA Scanner®. As a result, the device meets all requirements for complete data capture and ID inspection.
Rapid and efficient readout
of IDs, passports and other documents
Depending on the model, our PENTA Scanner scans, captures and processes the data and images from the following documents, for example:
- ID cards
- ID documents
- Residence permits
- Driver’s licenses
- Biometric passports
- Credit cards
- Digital Vaccination Certificate
for optimal security
As a multi-functional full-page scanner with a large scan area, the PENTA Scanner is suitable for reliable reading of many documents such as IDs, passports, driver’s licenses and lots more.
Its high-quality scan technology delivers first-class image quality and guarantees efficient work processes. Additional features/equipment are available optionally. In this way, you can set up PENTA Scanner entirely to suit your individual needs and requirements:
Various light sources
By default, the device is equipped to work with visible light and infrared light. The optional UV light source enables reliable and complete authentication of the ID by revealing the document’s “hidden” security features.
As a standard feature, the device operates using OCR for optical character recognition, reliably reading all data from the machine-readable (MRZ) and visual zone (VIZ).
1D and 2D barcodes can be read either from paper or from digital displays, for example on smartphones.
In order to read RFID chips (Radio Frequency Identification) on biometric passes, an RFID module can be integrated.
For contactless data capture, the terminal can be equipped with an NFC module (Near Field Communication). This leaves you ideally prepared for future requirements as well.
Magnetic strip reader
A bidirectional swipe reader on the front of the device for reading magnetic strip cards.
Chip card reader
A module for reading chip cards/smart cards can also be integrated.
Discover all the options that DESKO’s PENTA Scanner can offer you. Select the features entirely to suit your requirements.
Maximum efficiency in minimal space
The PENTA Scanner impresses with its compact design and sturdy construction evident in features such as the scratch-proof safety glass of the scan window. It is also comparably small and can be integrated easily into any work environment – from the reception desk at a casino to bank counters or desks at law firms or notarial offices. Different holders for attachment on the wall or floor enable secure and easy installation in any location. Operation is equally convenient: The user-friendly application ensures easy handling.
As a fully functional device with an optionally integrated display and PC, the PENTA Scanner streamlines your IT infrastructure.
Fast data and image capture
The PENTA Scanner accelerates and simplifies the process of data capture, access control and identity verification.
The large-screen scan window enables scanning of full picture pages up to ID3 format.
Equipped with UV light and in combination with authentication software, the PENTA Scanner checks the authenticity of submitted documents.
The compact design and scratch-proof safety glass make this DESKO device especially stable and user-friendly.
- OCR technology for reading out the machine-readable zone (MRZ) of documents, such as IDs, passports, visas
- Light sources: Infrared (IR) and visible light (VIS)
- Safety glass: Display with scratch-proof Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
- SDK features: Learn more here.
- Light sources: UV light for checking security features/authentication
- Barcode reader: For scanning 1D and 2D barcodes on paper and digital displays (smart watches, smartphones, tablets), e.g. boarding passes and tickets
- Magnetic strip reader (MSR): To read cards with magnetic strips, e.g. frequent flyer cards, bank cards and credit cards
- 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
- Chip card reader: For reading smart cards such as credit and debit cards
- SAM: Integrated Secure Access Module specifically for reading SAM cards
- Display: Full graphics display
- Integrated PC: Fully functional Windows PC
Our PENTA Scanner is a full-page scanner that was developed specifically for OCR recognition and capturing image data from identity documents. Thanks to image data capture with visible, infrared and UV-A light, the scanner is ideally suited for checking the authenticity of identity documents, passports etc. in combination with testing software.
You can find more information in our data sheet. Download now!
DESKO PENTA Scanner® (pdf, 415 kB)