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Passport Readers · Travel Document OCR Readers · Visa and ID Card Readers · Portable Readers · e-Passport Readers · RFID readers ·Full Page OCR Document Scanners · Robust Highly-Durable Devices

Our passport OCR reader products are designed to meet the latest demands of travel document reading, passport reading, visa and ID card OCR reading. We offer a range of products from a uniquely high-resolution, full-page passport scanner (passport capturing and recognition device) to a multiple-row (1-2-3) OCR reader for the MRZ.

In 1998 ARH decided to develop an automatic document reader and identifier that allows superior, fast and efficient document control. This became our new Desktop Document Reader series.

This was no easy task. The equipment would need to capture the security identification marks of the documents as well as read the data. In order to do this in normal light, both an ultra-violet and infra red image was necessary. The whole process could not take more than 1-2 seconds. The equipment had to be small, robust and designed for rough usage.

As a result of 2 years' development, a prototype came out in 2000, being the first to meet the above criteria. The new CLR series has since become a worldwide success.

The CLR equipment has outstanding image quality in normal, UV and IR light, with an algorithm that results in an exceptionally high rate of character recognition. Additional unique features include reading 2D bar codes, creating full-colour UV images, and detecting documents automatically. The CLR can also read the latest innovation technology: RFID chips printed in passports.

Each of the six models in the CLR series are designed as optimum solutions for specific applications. They are easy to use, with no need for specially trained personnel. The equipment first senses when the document is inserted, then automatically creates the image and finally performs the analysis.

During product development the designers particularly focussed on the easy integration of CLR models. CLR products and their operating software are extremely easy to integrate with any complex computer system used for document control.

It is a true sign of successful cooperation with our system integration clients that there are several thousand document reader units currently functioning in various applications: at airports, border controls, embassies, post offices, hotels and notary public offices.

With ongoing breakthroughs in telecommunications, on-the-spot document reading and controlling technology has become a real option. At airports, border crossings, traffic controls and on trains or ships there is constant need for document control, but previously no equipment existed that could do this. AR Hungary decided to take on this challenge when they developed the PR303 mobile document reader (with RFID!) and PR501 mobile document reader.

The PR303 is able to read RFID chips printed inside of the new ePassports and can verify the data of any document in a simple one step. As the equipment can be linked to local databases and perform on-line data retrieval through GPRS systems, it is extremely practical on international trains.

The PR 501 is a unique mobile document reader. It creates high-definition images in normal, IR and UV light, displaying the images on a full-colour screen and storing them in a memory. These images allow the operator to verify the authenticity of the document as the data is simultaneously processed. This equipment is particularly suitable for use in airports, where the reliability and speed of passport control is of primary importance, not only at check-in counters but also prior to boarding at the gate.