• ID reader, e-passport scanner, identity document


Combo Smart Kiosk

is a full-page ePassport/ID reader for kiosks and automatic security gate applications. The reader module appears in an incredibly compact – 10 cm / 4 inches tall – brick design with mounting points, recessed connections, replaceable document guide bracket and status LEDs. The device has a full-size ID-3 type document reading glass platen that is factory-installed to be easily exchangeable even after the unit is in its set position for utilization.

Combo Smart Kiosk is physical form factor optimized for e-gates and other CUSS projects. Its mounting bracket is fully 180 degrees reversible during installation, which allows the reading glass better exposure and more convenient use. Similarly to Combo Smart, except its ability to read smart card chips and magnetic strips, the module is able to perform full spectrum authentication and data reading tasks and also manufactured with consideration for intuitive customer experience.
Combo Smart Kiosk offers:
  • Reduction of data entry errors and counterfeit ID acceptance

Combo Smart Kiosk provides solution for common problems by:
  • Easy P&P implementation without special training
  • High reliability, no moving parts
  • Reading both ICAO MRZ and general VIZ from ID cards
  • Several management system software

Combo Smart Kiosk is ideal for:
  • Simple integration with any existing government or commercial workflow through flexible SDK

Combo Smart Kiosk provides high-resolution 500 PPI imaging with the help of LED-based visible white, IR and UV illumination. It performs regular 1D and 2D barcode reading from printed documents or smartphone screens. The scanner’s physical design is aimed at building into kiosks, desks and vending machines.

Combo Smart Kiosk offers complete RFID reading support for BAC, EAC, EAC2.0, PA, AA, PC/SC interfaces and complies with ISO & ICAO standards, while supports BAC, PACE, EAC, AA and PA as well as CA, TA, BAP and EAP. Combo Smart Kiosk is compatible with Windows and Linux, uses standard TWAIN interface and comes with comprehensive development support in C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, .NET, Java.


Active scan area 130 mm × 90 mm (5.08" × 3.50")
Illumination sources LED visible white, IR (B900), UVA (optional)
Image resolution 500 PPI
Provided images Visible, IR, OVD image, glare-free image, UV image (optional)
Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000, PNG and RAW
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8 bits/pixels (IR image)]
Automatic Document Detection (ADD) YES
Reflection Removal (RR) YES
ICAO MRZ reading ICAO compliant documents per ICAO 9303 specification Part 1, Part 1v2, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 3v2 for Type ID-1, ID-2 and ID-3 MRZ Optical Character Recognition
VIZ reading Available, based on user-defined fields
Barcode reading 1D: UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128, ITF and UPU
2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code 
From paper-based documents and mobile devices 
AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
RFID reading Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, all standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
Supported operation systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista (32/64 bit, WHQL certified) 
32/64 bit Server 2008 R2 and Server 2003 
Linux (ask for details)
Software Development Kit (SDK) Complete SDK including DLLs and demo programs
Programming languages C/C++, C#, Visual Basic 6.0, Delphi, VB.NET, Java
General interfaces ARH native, TWAIN
Advanced Document Authentication Module Data consistency checks: MRZ vs. VIZ vs. Barcodes
Internal memory Storing factory calibration +16 Kbyte user data
Size with passport holder (width × depth × height) 150 mm × 195 mm × 117 mm (5.90" × 7.67" × 4.60")
Operating temperature 5 °C – 40 °C (41 °F – 104 °F)
Operating humidity 0 - 90 % (non-condensing)
Power supply (V DC) 12 V
Max. power consumption 0.8 A / 9.6 W
Power connector on device CUI-PDP-30
Connector on power adapter IEC-60320-C14
IP rate IP53
Case housing Sturdy ABS plastic
Window glass 5.5 mm (0.22") normal glass
Programmable status LEDs 3
Compliances FCC, CE, WEEE, RoHS
Maintenance No moving parts, maintenance-free operation
Warranty 2-year warranty, upgradeable


Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. This document does not constitute an offer.

Identity- or travel document reading and authentication rely on specifically developed software that is capable of performing optical character recognition (OCR), barcode reading, data recording and security verifications; as well as on scanner hardware that executes illuminations in various wavelengths, captures the necessary images and signals from any embedded RFID, or optionally, from contact chips and magnetic stripes. Hardware and software must work in a well-defined unison to perform a complete identification check and data recording in one-to-two seconds by a qualified ID scanning device.

passport reading process Reading, data and image capture, and authentication automatically begin when the identity document is placed on the device’s scanning surface. Depending on the specific model, different levels of ID verification and data recording are performed during this time.

Many scanners are designed to complete OCR not just on the machine readable zone (MRZ) but also on the visual inspection zone (VIZ) of the documents. During the OCR, the reading device captures the MRZ, VIZ and barcode data, and includes it in its output along with a record of the recognized document type. The recorded characters are forwarded to compile the necessary identity data and are also used to assist with security mechanisms such as checksum functions.

Further authentication is made possible by visible, infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) illumination and image rendering; and by comparing the barcode data, holographic security features and ID photo with the digital information stored on the document’s chip or magnetic stripe – depending on the type of ID verified and scanner used. The displayed results can summarize the different steps of verification procedure, OCR checksum, VIZ and barcode reading and optionally the passive and active authentications performed on the e-passport’s or other document’s RFID.

While ARH’s ID and e-passport scanners autonomously manage the document reading and security procedures with the help of their provided software development kit (SDK), furnishing the necessary database for ID certification is normally the task of the partner systems integrator who develops the customized application for the specific end user. The SDK also offers several demo application, but since every project is different in its scope and requirements, the integrators are encouraged to provide the vital user interface for the given project that involves document reading and authentication.


The identity document readers of ARH currently assist in fast and error-free personal data acquisitions, ID and passport verifications, and quality control applications at several thousand sites around the world. The company’s devices help to make the processing of travelers and employees quick and secure at many airport, border crossings and embassies. Many hotels, banks and even self-service application benefit from the ARH document scanner’s ability to rapidly gather and transfer the necessary identity data for various commercial roles. Document issuing agencies of several governments also use the readers’ ability for final checks prior to releasing the newly issued IDs and passports.


ARH identity document reader packages normally contain the following components:
• ID or ePassport reading unit
• Functions libraries
• Demo and test applications
• Tutorial and sample applications both in executable and source code forms
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COMBO SMART KIOSK BROCHURE pdf   Product description in PDF
ID READERS AND BIOMETRICS CATALOG pdf   The complete list of ID readers and biometric products
ARH PRODUCT CATALOG pdf   Comprehensive brochure showcasing all of our traffic, license plate recognition, passport, travel document, ID reader and biometric (AFS/AFIS) products

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