Datastrip has launched its next generation EasyRead handheld biometric reader for the secure verification of travel documents. The EasyRead is claimed to be the only mobile biometric device offering a one-step inspection procedure for securely validating Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and verifying document holders.
The EasyRead also provides features to support identity management for e-passports, as well as national ID cards, visas and other ID programs.
The EasyRead reads and inspects first and second-generation e-passports and other documents in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 9303 standard and extended access control specifications. The device also reads border-crossing credentials and government-issued documents supporting US-VISIT and NEXUS Border Crossing programs.
The EasyRead’s optical camera-based scanner can capture two or three lines of machine-readable data from passports, ID cards and visas, in addition to barcode symbologies. The 508 dpi NIST-approved capacitive fingerprint sensor captures high-quality scans for fingerprint authentication of biometric data if stored in these credentials.
The unit’s capabilities also can be expanded to include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity to remote databases.