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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:

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    Innovative technologies

    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.

    OCR technology

    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).

    Barcode reader

    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.

    The advantages for you at a glance

    • All-in-one solution

      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.

    • Full-page scanner

      The large-screen scan window enables scanning of full picture pages up to ID3 format.

    • Authentication

      Equipped with UV light and in combination with authentication software, the PENTA Scanner checks the authenticity of submitted documents.

    • Sturdy construction

      The compact design and scratch-proof safety glass make this DESKO device especially stable and user-friendly.

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