The evolution of ID readers – major accomplishments by ARH
It is always nice to stop for a moment and look back to our past, see all the progress we did in 10 years. In our new miniseries we show some facts we are really proud of.
Has the ID reader industry changed in the last 10 years? In a recent ARH Linkedin miniseries we listed 5 key achievements accomplished since 2009.
ID reader manufacturing
Back in 2009, our scanners were manufactured in a fully manual way, relatively slow. Now we offer thousands/month producing capability with partially robotized processes – devices that come with a unique, 3-year standard warranty.
Optical Character Recognition in ID readers
Developing recognition of the VIZ fields added a new dimension to our MRZ OCR algorithm back in those days. Now we cover Latin alphabets and all Latin-based writing systems, in addition to Greek and Cyrillic texts and numbers, even from Arabic IDs.
Design and form of ID readers
Remember the Kremlin scene in Mission Impossible with the large industrial scanner? That model required a PC connection for processing. Now, half the size, with integrated PC, we easily overperform its capabilities. Better looks and smarter devices.
RFID antenna in ID readers
To capture digital information encoded in the RFID chip of e-passports, you need an antenna. Designing our own RFID reading antenna was a major milestone – and having a BSI-certified RFID reading system is an even more remarkable success now. As e-passports evolve and new security features for ID authentication come into picture, we make sure that ARH technology always represents the latest industry standards.
Illumination in ID readers
Illumination in 10 years ago, the majority of our scanners included a UV tube for authentication. They needed some burn-in time before usage and their lifetime was of course limited. Since then, imaging technology shifted gears; we switched to LED-based illuminations with reflection removal (anti-glare) feature, OVD visualization and added our Adaptive Light Control to ensure flawless operation in any light condition.