• Combo Smart, passport reader, RFID reading, OCR, autenthication
  • barcode reading, e-passport reading, id checks, ARH


Combo Smart

Imagine a passport reader with the most universal usage. Data capture and authentication in a compact, multi-purpose device to read all types of IDs, including passports, identity cards, drivers’ licenses, visas, and so on – making it ideal both for commercial and government applications. We have been thinking – and introduced Combo Smart.

Improving security at the border control? Speeding up registration in a hotel? Scanning driver’s licenses for car rental? Know Your Customer (KYC) policy in a bank? Combo Smart was designed for the most demanding scenarios, where precise data capture is just as important as document authenticity.

First: data capture. Combo Smart reads data no matter how the information is stored – extracts both printed and digital data stored encrypted in contact chips, contactless chips and even magnetic stripes in specific models. Second: document verification. Within just a few seconds, Combo Smart verifies ID authenticity and detects tampered, fake or forged documents.

Take your time to browse through the different Combo Smart configurations and find the model that best fits your requirements. Start using the passport scanner right after delivery: it comes complete with its own demo software while also offering software-based 3rd party integration. Select a default language or use it in a local language by simply replacing the graphical user interface.

Additional Info

  • BENEFITS: BENEFITS Combo Smart offers:
    • OCR data extraction and automated authenticity checks
    • Lots of configurations due to modular design – matching your needs
    • Highly reliable functioning, free of moving mechanism

      Combo Smart provides solution for common problems by:
    • Fast data entry replacing slow manual typing
    • Automated authenticity checks, requiring no trained experts
    • Secure and automated customer registration / access control

      Combo Smart is ideal for:
    • Any kind of application where automated data entry or document verification is a must: from hotel check-in to border protection, from banks to access control systems

    Combo Smart provides high-resolution 500 PPI imaging with the help of visible white, IR and UV LED illumination. It performs regular 1D and 2D barcode reading from printed documents or smartphone screens, and the scanner’s modular design allows IR, UV scanning and RFID, magnetic stripe or smartcard reading capability.

    Combo Smart 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. The device has two auxiliary USB ports to connect external devices.

    Combo Smart 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 × 88 mm (4.92” × 3.46”)
    Illumination Sources LED visible white, IR (B900), UVA (optional)*
    Image Resolution 500 PPI
    Provided Images Visible, IR, UV (UVA)*, OVD image, glare-free image
    Image Formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000 and 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 and ITF
    2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code
    From paper-based documents and mobile devices
    AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
    Contactless IC (RFID) Option** Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, BSI TR-03105
    All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
    Sam Module Available as optional accessory for storing digital content for RFID reading
    Magnetic Stripe Option**** Track 1, 2 and 3 stripes according to related ISO, ANSI and AAMVA standards
    Contact Smart Card Option*** ISO 7816 Class A, AB and C, ISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista (32/64 bit, WHQL certified)
    32/64 bit Server 2008 R2 and Server 2003
    Linux Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE, CentOS
    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, PC/SC, BioAPI 2.0, AssureIDTM as well as other on-request interfaces for a range of hospitality applications
    RFID functions (where applicable)** ICAO Doc. 9303 LDS 1.7, ISO 18013 (Driver License)
    Advanced Document Authentication Data consistency checks: MRZ, Bar codes, RFID**
    (included in standard SDK) IR B900 and UV dull paper check, Passports’ bearer photo vs. RFID DG2**
    Additional Authentication Options VIZ and non-ICAO document reading
    (available as optional SDK) Automated verification based on document specific security features in visible white, IR and UVA*
    PC Connection USB 2.0 high speed
    Internal USB HUB Integrated USB 2.0 HUB, 2 ports for external devices
    Status indicators Four programmable status LEDs (blue, green, yellow, red)
    Internal Memory Storing factory calibration
    Firmware Upgrade Automatic, via USB
    Mechanical and Other Data
    Size (width × depth × height) / Weight 178 mm × 176 mm × 146 mm (7.01” × 6.93” × 5.75”) / 1.1 kg (2.43 lbs.)
    Operating Temperature / Humidity 5 °C to 45 °C (45 °F to 113 °F) / 0-95 % (non-condensing)
    Power supply Universal external power supply, 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    IP rate / Case IP53 / Sturdy ABS-PC plastic
    Security Kensington® security slot
    Window glass 4 mm (0.16”) tempered glass
    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, *** available in type ’S’ models, **** available in type ’M’ models


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


    So many functions in one compact scanner! A picture is worth a thousand words: browse through the passport scanner’s advantages on these infographics highlighting the important numbers and facts. For details, see SPECIFICATIONS above or the product’s downloadable brochure (pdf) below.

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

    COMBO SMART BROCHURE pdf icon   Product description in PDF
    ID READERS AND BIOMETRICS CATALOG pdf icon   The complete list of ID readers and biometric products
    ARH PRODUCT CATALOG pdf icon   Comprehensive brochure showcasing all of our traffic, license plate recognition, passport, travel document, ID reader and biometric (AFS/AFIS) products
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