• Combo Smart Kiosk, passport and ID scanner, RFID reading, OCR
  • autenthication, barcode reading, e-passport reading, identity verification, ARH



Millions of passengers, flight numbers, arrival/departure times create a huge demand – a system that allows everybody to get there on time. Its core part is the device which lets people access their route and protects borders efficiently. E-gates at major airports around the world need a passport reader to be compact, fast and reliable. Combo Smart Kiosk has it all. Easy integration is made possible by the scanner’s extremely compact size, brick design and mounting points. That’s why this device is your ideal choice for ABC (automated border crossing) gates, self-service kiosks and other CUSS projects like user verification at an ATM kiosk. The device has a full-page passport reading surface and reversible document guide bracket, making it intuitive and ergonomic for us – travelers – who are not experts in passport reading: we just use technology and expect steady operation. Like Combo Smart, the reader does not just capture the data but offers full spectrum authentication too. All these happen in a blink of an eye. Combo Smart Kiosk is built for managing continuous and fast passenger flow even at the largest travel hubs worldwide.

Additional Info

  • BENEFITS: BENEFITS Combo Smart Kiosk offers:
    • Reduction of data entry errors
    • Fake ID detection in kiosk environments

      Combo Smart Kiosk provides solution for common problems by:
    • High speed for continuous passenger flow
    • Ultra-compact form factor, takes minimal space
    • Great integrability: simple shape and mounting holes
    • Extra-long lifetime due to no moving parts included

      Combo Smart Kiosk is ideal for:
    • ABC – automated border crossing gates, airline check-in kiosks and other self-service (CUSS) environments – even for vending machines

    Combo Smart Kiosk provides high-resolution 500 PPI imaging with the help of visible white, IR and UV illumination. It performs MRZ OCR and 1D/2D barcode reading from printed documents or smartphone screens. The scanner’s physical design is optimized for building into kiosks, desks and vending machines.
    This passport scanner offers complete RFID reading support for BAC, EAC, EAC2.0, PA, AA, PC/SC interfaces and complies with ISO, ICAO and BSI standards, while supports BAC, PACE, EAC, AA and PA as well as CA, TA, BAP and EAP.
    Combo Smart Kiosk comes with a Software Development Kit with Windows and Linux compatibility, including APIs and development support for C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, .NET, Java.


    Active scan area  129 mm × 89 mm
    Illumination sources  LED: visible white, IR (B900), UVA (optional)*
    Provided images  Visible, IR, OVD image, glare-free image, UV image (optional)*
    Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000, PNG
    Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8 bits/pixels (IR image)]
    Reading CAPABILITY
    Automatic Document Detection (ADD) YES
    Reflection Removal (RR) YES
    Adaptive Light Control 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 with ARH VIZ OCR software
    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
    Barcode reading 24 bits/pixel (RGB), 8 bits/pixel (IR image)
    RFID reading** Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, BSI TR-03105
    All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
    Programming & Interfaces
    Supported Operating Systems  Windows 10, 8, 7,  Vista (32/64 bit, WHQL certifed) 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 (included in standard SDK) Data consistency checks: MRZ, Bar codes, RFID**
    B900 and UV dull paper check*
    Bearer’s printed photo vs. RFID DG2**
    PC connection USB 2.0 high speed (USB 3.0 compatible)
    Internal memory Storing factory calibration + 16 Kbyte user data
    Firmware upgrade Automatic, via USB
    Size with passport fixer 150 mm × 195 mm × 117 mm (5.90” × 7.67” × 4.60”)
    Size without passport fixer 150 mm × 195 mm × 108 mm (5.90” × 7.67” × 4.25”)
    Weight 1.01 kg (2.15 lbs.)
    Operating temperature 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F)
    Operating humidity 0-90 % (non-condensing)
    Power supply (V DC) 12 V DC
    Max. power consumption 0.8 A / 9.6 W
    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 3-year warranty, upgradeable


    * available in type ’L’ models, ** available in type ’R’ models


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

  • DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION Combo Smart Kiosk includes a special feature that eliminates strong ambient light issues in document scanning.

    Adverse light conditions have surely been an issue for most integrators who are working with e-gates or kiosks where usually hoodless scanners are installed. Direct sunlight or strong artificial light may easily interfere with scanning. Both OCR and authentication results can be affected by ambient light – with critical consequences in real life situations in any application areas, especially when the passenger flow or the security of payment transactions depend on such technology.

    ARH’s R&D team is well aware of this challenge. A brand new adaptive imaging technology applied in passport readers means peace of mind to all our business partners – adaptive technology that manages unpredictable light conditions.

    This pioneering Adaptive Light Control feature compensates for external light interference and make routine operation independent of the environment. Because it all begins with perfect imaging.

    passport reading process
  • MEDIA: MEDIA ID authentication, passport authentication ID authentication, passport authentication
    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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