Kiosk Readers

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ARH Kiosk Scan

Kiosk Scan A scanner of customer and passenger IDs designed specifically for installation into self-serve kiosks, e-gates, and other automated acces control terminals or service desks.

Key functions and main benefits of Kiosk Readers


  • Reads and authenticates 1,2, or 3 line MRZ codes and 2D barcodes from:

    • passports
    • visas
    • ID cards
    • driver licenses
    • cell phones
    • boarding passes
    • paper based documents and many more
  • Automated ID data capture and authentication for kiosk users reduces data entry errors
  • Ergonomic design simplifies use for untrained users
  • No moving parts for maximum reliability
  • Robust metallic casing
  • Extremely fast: image capturing, data transfer to PC and OCR is less than 1.0 sec (depending on PC configuration)
  • Reflection Removal (RR), unique to ARA, eliminates reflective security marks aiding OCR and verification
  • Duel LED illumination in visible white and infra red (IR)
  • Included SDK eases integration in any system
  • Variable cable connection position and mounting points
  • Several different models and configurations available

For details see the Technical Specifications page or

ARH Kiosk Readers
designed to self-service kiosk and desktop usage

Kiosk Readers

ARH Kiosk readers are designed for various kiosk applications.

ARH Kiosk Reader ID1 and Kiosk Reader ID2 are compact devices designed to be integrated into kiosks.

ARH Kiosk Readers provide optimal solution for scanning ID-1 and ID-2 size cards like national ID cards, driver's licenses, health insurance cards, visitor badges, etc. ARH's industry leader OCR algorithm is included in the attached SDK. It ensures exceptionally high reading rate of ICAO standard OCR lines.

By using user defined OCR functions (part of the SDK) it is possible to read the VIZ fields also. Optionally UV illumination is available to serve document authenticating applications.

Kiosk Reader ID1 can be operated from USB power, therefore it can be used as portable card scanner.

Main benefits of Kiosk Reader ID1 &ID2


  • Designed to be integrated in kiosks or automated access control terminals
  • Automatic document detection
  • Extremely fast: image capturing, data transfer to PC and OCR is less than 1.0 sec (depending on PC configuration)
  • Exceptionally accurate OCR algorithm to read 1, 2 or 3 lines MRZ
  • 1D, 2D barcode reading
  • Easy to integrate into any system (SDK included)
  • Long lifecycle: no moving parts, no consumables
  • Modern LED technology

For details see the Technical Specifications page or