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  Passport Reader CLC241 PU


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Passport Reader CLC 241 PU is an advanced version of our PR CLC 231 device. During its design, our goal was to develop and create a stand-alone image capturing and processing device, thus making additional desktop PCs unnecessary. To achieve this goal, a PC 104+ based industrial computer is built in the PR CLC 241 PU.

The PR CLC 241 PU has all of those advantages of the PR CLC 231: true-color images taken with either white, IR or UV lights, 3 Mpixel image resolution, fast image taking and processing method and reliable OCR operation. Thanks to these features, on the taken images even the smallest patterns and security marks of the personal documents (i.e. passports or IDs) are clearly visible.

PR CLC 241 PU is delivered with an easy-to-use API supporting C/C++, Visual Basic and Delphi environments on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 platforms. Using this functions’ library, custom-tailored end-user applications can easily be developed thus meeting special user requirements.

Its structure, the optical characteristics, the built-in industrial computer and the comprehensive functions library make PR CLC 241 PU a considerable and cost-effective solution for any application where high quality, robust and compact construction is a must.

PR CLC 241 device has been developed for anyone interested in high quality, fast and reliable document verification technology. A checkpoint equipped with PR CLC 231 can:
- provide fast and reliable document verification at airport passenger terminals and/or border control points
- enhance customer care services at banks, casinos, hotels or rental services
- serve as a security tool in military, police or immigration office institutes etc.

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Technical Specification

Size 190 mm x 233 mm x 240 mm
Window size 140 mm x 100 mm
Window glass 4mm glass
Weight 4,5 kg
Image size
3 Mpixels
Image pixels 2000pixels x 1500pixels
Image resolution 400 dpi
Colour depth 24 bits/pixel RGB
Image formats BMP, JPEG
Illuminations Visible, IR, UV, 3M foil checking
Infra red wavelength 950 ± 25 nm
Ultra violet wavelength 365 ± 5 nm
Processes Image capturing, data reading (OCR), verification
Total processing time All captures and recognition < 3 sec
Operating temperature 10 - 40 °C
Humidity 0-95%
Endurance Long endurance
Case Material Metal
Supported Operating Systems Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Programming Languages C/C++, Visual Basic, Delphi

Technical specification od the embedded PC

CPU 800 Mhz
Memory 128 MB RAM (upgradable)
Hard disk 40 GB (upgradable)
Network integrated 10/100 Mb/s LAN controller with RJ-45 connector
VGA VGA output (1024x 768x 16 million colour, 85 Hz)
I/O ports 2 serial ports
1 parallel port
1 USB connector
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse port
Power DC input 9-18 V
External 230 VAC / 13,5 V DC power supply

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Passport Reader CLC 241 PU device

· Passport Reader Device

Metal case device, containing camera and illumination parts, embedded PC

Passport Reader CLC 241 PU 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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