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Passport Reader CLC 231


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Passport Reader CLC 231 is a desktop personal identification document reader device representing the latest high technology.

Passport Reader CLC 231 can be connected to ARH's specially developed FXPU4 2000 industrial computer or any other standard PC with free PCI slot. Passport Reader CLC 231 data input device can be integrated into computer networks.

The device takes high resolution (3Mpixels) pictures of different types of personal documents (passport, identity card, etc.) using three important illuminations: White light, Infra-red and UVA.

Passport Reader CLC 231 makes data entry, performs authenticity verification of the documents and transfers the data as an information package to the data processing information system in less than 3 seconds.

Passport Reader CLC 231 is provided with a Application Programming Interface (API) and a communication protocol using standard TCP/IP.

Passport Reader CLC 231 is very easy to operate: only minimal training is needed for the user.

· Open the top of the device and place the document to be read on the window of it.
· Place back the top and push the button at the front when it is green. (If the button is red the top is   open.)
· After only 3 seconds when the image is captured and processed, the device gives a "ready" sound signal.
· Finally, open the top and remove the document.

Passport Reader CLC 231 automatically reads the data from the document:
· it reads OCR lines (characters for optical recognition), barcodes and printed characters (figures, letters),
· it transforms these data into computer understandable format (ASCII).

Passport Reader CLC 231 is a perfect tool for document verification. It verifies the documents semi-automatically:
· the device checks for specific hidden security items by default, and
· the user can check the authenticity of security elements by comparing the differently lit images.
Due to its exceptionally high resolution, even the smallest details of the security marks can be detected.

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Technical Specification

Size 190mm x 233mm x 240mm
Window size 140mm x 100mm
Weight 3.37kg
Image size 3MPixels
Image pixels 2000pixels x 1500pixels
Image resolution 400DPI
Colour depth 24bits/pixel RGB
Image formats Windows BMP, JPEG
Illuminations Visible, IR, UV
Infra red wavelength 950 25 nm
Ultra violet wavelength 365 5 nm
Processes Image capturing, data reading (OCR), verification
Processing time All captures and recognition < 3sec
Hardware interface PCI
Operating temperature min.+5C - max. +40C
Humidity 0-80%
MTBF 30,000 hours
Endurance Long endurance
Case Material Metal
Dust proof Yes
Maintenance No maintenance
Window glass 4mm glass
Supported Operating Systems Windows NT 4.0 or higher
Programming Languages Visual C/C++ 6.0
Visual Basic 6.0
Borland Delphi 5.0
System requirements Intel Pentium 300 Mhz CPU
128 MB RAM
Free PCI slot
VGA min. 1024 x 768, 16 Bit colour depth



Passport Reader CLC 231 device

· Passport Reader Device

Metal case device, containing camera and illumination parts

· Passport Reader interface card

Interfaces the Passport Reader CLC 231 device with the embedding PC.

· Passport Reader CLC 231 Software package

· Passport Reader CLC 231 Software Libraries

Image capture, JPEG CoDec, image preprocessing, optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition and other


· Software Development Kit (SDK)

Sample programs and tutorials to integrate Passport Reader into applications.

· Reference Manual in electronic form

Detailed information on the installation of the Passport Reader device, on the software library and the SDK.




The main purpose of the Passport Reader device is to process passports, travel documents, ID cards and other personal documents.
The main application - without the demand of completeness - are:

· Border Control and Immigration
· Automatic processing Passports, ID Cards and Visas
· Authentication of Passports, ID Cards and Visas
· Passport Tracking
· Retrieving Passenger Records
· Air transport and Airline Check-in · Advanced Passenger Information Systems
· Automatic Access Control and Entrance Admission
· Identification Document Issuance / Verification
· Security Document Issuance / Verification

Thanks to its well thought-out design, its capability to capture an image of an entire document in different illuminations, and the provided high-end software technology, the Passport Reader can be used in much wider scale:

· Automated Data Capture
· Automated Data Reading
· Automated Data Collection
· Automatic Document Processing
· Full Page Document Capture
· Bar Code (Barcode) Reading
· General Document Authentication Applications
· Banknote Verification
· Banknote Tracking
· Image Analysis and Image Processing
· Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

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