Note's Travel Document Reader is an integral component of a total passport
issuing and control system uniquely available from CBN, which can be customized
to incorporate specific features that meet the most stringent security
requirements. CBN will supply either the complete issuing or any of the
individual components, which run from security documents, such as high
security passports and visas, through to the sophisticated equipment required
to verify and validate these documents and ensure their accurate issue
and control. The issuing system may then form the basis of an integrated,
national data communication network.
The Travel Document
Reader (TDR) is an ergonomically designed low profile desktop unit made
of molded plastic and steel. It is portable, self-contained and free-standing
with a footprint of only 6"x8" (15.2cm x 20.3cm). The TDR may be plugged
into any local power supply and is easily connected to any compatible computer.
Since the scanning of documents does not require swiping, this compact
TDR can be operated in very limited space. Whether the requirement is for
border or airport control, police enforcement or to establish and maintain
a controlled perimeter, the TDR is ideal for use in multi-location environment.
Additionally, the TDR has the built-in flexibility to add future features
and applications, thereby making it adaptable to a customer's needs for
years to come. Equipped with a flash memory, the TDR is capable of accepting
the remote downloading of software upgrades or customization.
The TDR is user-friendly
and easy to operate. Using either the left or right hand, the operator
inserts the passport firmly against the reading guides and the relevant
image is then scanned in a fraction of a second in a static mode. Unlike
other readers, the optical reading system uses no moving parts to perform
the scanning function. In this way we are able to reduce the incidence
of scanning errors which are often present in machines where the document
is read by means of swiping. The result is a reader of unequaled accuracy
and rapid response, and the users are kept informed of the processing status
by three highly visible indicator lights on the unit. This straightforward
method of processing requires minimal operator training.
The TDR is designed
to recognize documents in conformity with the relevant ICAO (International
Civil Aviation Organization) specifications. It will read passports, visas,
identity cards and other travel documents.
the TDR can be coupled with any host computer and it may also be used in
conjunction with a Local Area Network. In this configuration, it provides
a sophisticated method of control and identification through a rapid link
to database information.
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