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Passport Reader CLC231

Frequently Asked Questions


·What kind of image does the Passport Reader create?

The Passport Reader uses three different monochromatic illuminations and provide images in B/W and colour.

·What kind of barcodes does the Passport Reader read?

At the moment, it can read the usual barcodes (EAN 8, EAN 13, code 128, code 39) + OCR lines (OCR A, OCR B).

·"Could I look up the taken pictures later again?"

Yes, if they are stored in a database. Although a database is not provided, the system integrator can easily create a suitable one.

·Could we tell with the Passport Reader if the ID / Passport is fake?

Partially, yes. The algorithm automatically checks the OCR lines which is the first step of originality check. Then comparing the pictures we can tell, if the printed security elements are original or not.

·If someone wants to have a network, is one Passport Reader and software enough to be used?

Passport Reader can operate in network, but every single computer has to have a Passport Reader and its software.

·How many different passports and IDs can the Passport Reader read?

The software can read passports all over the world which are compatible with ICAO standard.

·Can it read any characters on the grabbed image?

It can read printed characters, but not the hand-written ones. However, they are saved in the pictures.

·How much time does it need to take the pictures to grab and analyse the image?

It takes approximately three seconds.

·What operating systems (OS's) are supported?

Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000

·Which database software is the Passport Reader compatible with?

The Passport Reader is compatible with any database software that runs under the supported operating systems.

·Which developers environment is supported?

Visual C++, Visual Basic and Delphi.

·Can the size/shape of the equipment be changed?

Any modification is a subject of quantity and further negotiations.

·How much is the tolerance? At which angle is it still the Passport Reader able to read the OCR lines?

The device was designed to process an entire page of information. The document must be as close to the alignment on the side of the window as possible.

·If the picture is at an angle, will the displayed picture be also at the same angle?

No. After taking the picture it will be automatically transformed into the right angle.

·What is the suggested screen resolution to see the pictures well?

1024 x 768 pixels, true colour.

·What is the size and resolution of the captured picture?

2000 x 1500 pixels, approx. 400 DPI

·Is the Passport Reader provided with a usable demo software (application)?

Yes it is.

·Can the interface of the demo program be changed?

Yes, of course.

·What is the size of the hardware?

240mm x 233mm x 190mm, weight: 3,37 kg, window size: 140mm x 100mm

·In what format is the read data?

The pictures are in BMP/JPEG and the texts are in ASCII format.

·What are the minimum hardware requirements of the Passport Reader?

A normal PC: 128MB RAM 300MHz Pentium

·How many OCR lines can be read from a document with the Passport Reader?

As many as you wish.

·Can the Passport Reader recognise faces?

The Passport Reader is not an Human Face Recognition (HFR) system. You need a Human Face Recognition software installed in the same system, which is using the Passport Reader.

·"Could the Passport Reader tell, if a friend of mine is using my ID card?"

The Passport Reader cannot do this by itself. The device does not know who puts the card on its surface. It has to be combined with another security system because it is a key based security equipment. To solve this problem, the system integrator should combine the Passport Reader with a data base or biometric security equipment.

·Could the data coded and decoded within the Passport Reader?

It is not a standard option, but it can be solved relatively easily as an extra utility.