• Combo Scan, ID reader, e-passport scanner, identity document
  • OCR, MRZ, VIZ, ICAO, ID scanner, ARH


Combo Scan

is the simple way to capture data from identity documents and passports. We at ARH believe that ID checking begins with perfect imaging. This is exactly what Combo Scan does for you. As a super compact, fast and fully automatic ID scanner, it is your ideal choice for visitor management, age verification and personal identification in all walks of life, including car rental agencies, retail and telco customer services.

How to scan IDs? Just place your document on the reader: scanning starts automatically. Combo Scan takes multiple images, each in different light and – for the best OCR results – even removes the glossy reflections of laminated documents. Printed text, bar codes as well as optional chip data are digitized within seconds.

Reliable problem-free operation is guaranteed by the scanner’s no moving parts design. Combo Scan has a small footprint: it needs a single USB connection. Save time and manpower: replace slow and error-prone manual data entry with Combo Scan. We believe in what we create and stand behind our product – this is why the ID scanner Combo Scan comes with 3 years of warranty and software updates.

Additional Info

  • BENEFITS: BENEFITS Combo Scan offers:
    • Automated data entry from variety of IDs like driving licenses
    • Worldwide document support

      • Combo Scan provides solution for common problems by:
        • Reducing queues and waiting times
        • Replacing error-prone manual entry with accurate OCR/RFID data
        • Easy usage: requires no special training
        • High reliability & maintenance-free operation thanks to no moving parts

          • Combo Scan is ideal for:
            • Any environment where automated data entry or age verification is a must
            • Know-Your-Customer (KYC) systems
            • Applications like car rental agencies, nightclubs, liquor shops and visitor management systems

              Combo Scan features full page ID-1 size scanning and its surface is wide enough to cover MRZ from larger documents as well, such as ID-2 cards or ID-3 passports. In addition to MRZ, the scanner reads all kinds of texts including special characters with diacritics (đ, é, č, ă, ç, á, ö, etc.).

              Its 500 PPI imaging is aided by the Reflection Removal technology to ensure glare-free scanning.

              Combo Scan 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 125 mm × 55 mm (4.92" × 2.17")
              Illumination sources LED visible white, IR (B900)
              Image resolution 500 PPI
              Provided images Visible, IR, OVD image, glare-free image
              Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000 and PNG
              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
              Contactless IC (RFID) option Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
              Barcode reading 1D: UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128 and ITF 
              2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code 
              From paper based documents and mobile devices 
              AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
              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. Bar codes IR B900 check
              PC connection USB2.0 high speed
              Status indicators Three programmable status LEDs (yellow, red, green)
              Internal memory Storing factory calibration
              Firmware upgrade Automatic, via USB
              Size (width × depth × height) 152 mm × 130 mm × 82 mm (5.98" × 5.12" × 3.23")
              Weight 0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)
              Operating temperature 5 °C – 45 °C (45 °F – 113 °F)
              Operating humidity 0-95% (non-condensing)
              Power supply From USB, no external power supply is required
              IP rate IP53
              Case Sturdy ABS-PC plastic
              Security Kensington® security slot
              Window glass 4 mm tempered glass
              Compliances FCC, CE, WEEE, RoHS
              Maintenance No moving parts, maintenance-free operation
              Warranty 3-year warranty, upgradeable


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


              Combo Scan offers multiple levels of data reading. Browse through these functions to learn more about what type of data the scanner can access from a range of documents worldwide.

              identity document cards
              What documents are displayed?
              1. Front side of Hungarian national ID card, including RFID contactless chip
              2. Front side of a Real-ID compliant USA driver’s license
              3. Reverse side of a USA driver’s license including 2D barcode
              4. Front side of the Mexican identity / voter’s card (INE)
              5. Reverse side of the Mexican identity / voter’s card (INE) including MRZ

              MRZ OCR

              Automatic reading of Machine Readable Zone from all types of ICAO9303-compliant documents – supporting 1/2/3-line MRZs.

              VIZ OCR

              Capturing not just machine-readable data but other – non-standardized – printed text too. These texts appear in different font types and size, the layout always changes from document to document. Thanks to the extended OCR database, the scanner reads even special characters with diacritics.

              1D/2D barcodes

              Recognition of both 1 and 2-dimensional barcodes, including the widely used PDF-417 and QR codes amongst others.

              RFID contactless chips

              Reading contactless chips according to ISO 14443 A & B and BSI TR-03105. Accessing these chips happens via complex security protocols, to mention a few: BAC, EAC, PACE – all these are supported by the software.

            • MEDIA: MEDIA ID authentication, passport authentication ID authentication, passport authentication

              LINKS & DOWNLOADS
              COMBO SCAN 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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