Osmond passport reader & ID scanner

It thinks, it reads, it authenticates – and displays the results instantly.

OVERVIEW

It’s like putting together all the ID verification capabilities we have designed yet – and adding revolutionary new ones – in one single device. That is Osmond, the best passport reader we have created so far.
Osmond’s game changer feature is how it redefines user-friendly operation: the verification results immediately appear on its display, giving you clear feedback. There’s no need for manual typing anymore – nor for being a forgery expert. This new passport reader is built just for that, to help your business.
Osmond maximizes ID authentication as well. It virtually takes apart any ID and analyzes its layers using various illuminations (infrared, UV and also side / edge light) to offer reliable help even for those users who lack experience in fake ID checks. It’s performed quicker than you’d ever imagine.
Some models in this product line are all-in-one configurations – these have integrated processing therefore do not even need any PC connection to provide the results, and on top of that, they work as network units – communicating via wifi, Ethernet and 4G, to transfer the results to any application. It can be your smartphone, a hotel reception or even a border control system. Find out more about Osmond →

Forget typing. Forget errors.

Osmond reads ID data automatically to populate any software or form just in the blink of an eye. It’s much faster than a professional typewriter and makes no errors. Using this device, you won’t need to type anymore: you save 3-4 minutes per each client and on top of that, even those characters are read from the ID that you cannot even find on your keyboard.

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It reads all forms of ID data

IDs show personal data in various forms – from printed to digital – therefore a good ID verification tool should be well prepared.
Printed texts

Printed texts

All the key personal information and document data are gathered from the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) and optionally from the Visual Inspection Zone (VIZ).

Barcodes

Barcodes

The scanner and its software are well prepared to extract 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional barcodes – that are part of some IDs and also boarding passes.

Contactless chips

Contactless chips

In the age of e-IDs and e-passports, the quick and secure reading of RFID chips is a must. Biometric data capture is an essential part of Osmond’s document verification process.

Contact chips

Contact chips

Also called smart cards, these chips also store digital data but require a physical connection with the terminal to read them. Most Osmond models include this reader module.

Highlighted features

A thinking device

It’s an all-in-one ID document verification tool, some models come with on-board (integrated) processing. No external resource is needed for its operation.

Speed as never before

Image scanning and OCR under 1 second thanks to the powerful LED usage and the contemporary FPGA structure.

Can be powered multiple ways

This device adapts to the environment, offering up to 3 convenient powering options: external, PoE+ and USB-C.

Easy to use

ID scanning has never been easier – the unit displays the scanning results instantly, in a way that is clear for any user.

Network option

Some models can automatically send the results via the network to your smartphone, a server, or any business application.

Long-term durability

Its IP54-protected case and IP68-compliant connectors offer enough protection from any external harm and its scratch-resistant glass ensures steady operation.

This device will make you a forgery expert

We have used our decades of experience in the field of forgeries, fake IDs – and put all our knowledge in this scanner and its software. The system performs in-depth optical / digital analysis, filtering out fake and copied documents automatically. Finally, any business can verify IDs – even without such rare knowledge.

It virtually takes apart any ID

Osmond performs authentication on multiple levels. Using special illuminations, it analyzes each layer of the identification document.
White light

White light

The device takes a high-res, color scan of the ID that is suitable for archiving, face comparison and general inspection purposes.

Infrared (IR)

Infrared (IR)

This invisible light is used for dual purpose: checking if the ID is printed with security ink, and also for preparing the image for the Optical Character Recognition (data reading).

Ultraviolet (UV)

Ultraviolet (UV)

Under UV illumination, the ID’s invisible security features come alive – this light source visualizes the special UV patterns to be analyzed by our pattern-matching algorithm, while, also with the help of UV, Osmond confirms if the document is printed on security paper.

Holograms

Holograms

Using lights from multiple angles, the device automatically extracts the holograms, special laminates and various glossy elements*, to show them on a separate image for better visualization and inspection.

* also called as OVD (Optically Variable Device) and OVI (Optically Variable Ink)

Edge light

Edge light

Also known as side light or oblique light – a light that comes from a low angle, shows well the surface of the passport, when checking the presence or any possible discrepancies of embossed prints and tactile security features.

Microprints

Microprints

The amazing imaging performance is guaranteed by the 700 ppi scanning resolution that lets you visualize even microprints and delicate background graphics on some documents – in other words, tiny, but important details that show well if the document is fake or copied.

Application areas

Border-control-Immigration

Border control & immigration

Law-enforcement

Law enforcement

Banks

Banking & finance

Car-rental

Car rental

telco-offices

Telco offices

hotels

Hotel check-in

casinos

Casinos

Corporate-receptions

Corporate receptions

One design, covering both desktop and kiosk usage

It’s not only good looking but comes in a simple form that makes it easy to integrate, making Osmond an ideal choice both for a reception desk or a self-service e-gate.

Built-in usage

Integrated in self-service kiosks, Automated Border Control e-gates, even vending machines, the device can be easily used as an embedded hardware thanks to its simple rectangular form.

Desktop environments

From hotel check-in to bank offices, this modern design comes with a small footprint and adds to the look while enhancing customer experience.

Models

Osmond is available in 4 configurations. The chart below shows the main differences.

Osmond L Osmond R Osmond N Osmond F
Illuminations

white, IR, UV, OVD and edge light

USB-C connection
RFID reader module
Contact chip reader module
Improved scratch-resistant glass

Around 3x more durable than the regular tempered glass option.

On-board processing

The device has integrated processing and is able to perform ID verification without PC connection.

Ethernet connection
Wifi + 4G
Illuminations

white, IR, UV, OVD and edge light

USB-C connection
RFID reader module
Contact chip reader module
Improved scratch-resistant glass

Around 3x more durable than the regular tempered glass option.

On-board processing

The device has integrated processing and is able to perform ID verification without PC connection.

Ethernet connection
Wifi + 4G
Illuminations

white, IR, UV, OVD and edge light

USB-C connection
RFID reader module
Contact chip reader module
Improved scratch-resistant glass

Around 3x more durable than the regular tempered glass option.

On-board processing

The device has integrated processing and is able to perform ID verification without PC connection.

Ethernet connection
Wifi + 4G
Illuminations

white, IR, UV, OVD and edge light

USB-C connection
RFID reader module
Contact chip reader module
Improved scratch-resistant glass

Around 3x more durable than the regular tempered glass option.

On-board processing

The device has integrated processing and is able to perform ID verification without PC connection.

Ethernet connection
Wifi + 4G
Illuminations

white, IR, UV, OVD and edge light

USB-C connection
RFID reader module
Contact chip reader module
Improved scratch-resistant glass

Around 3x more durable than the regular tempered glass option.

On-board processing

The device has integrated processing and is able to perform ID verification without PC connection.

Ethernet connection
Wifi + 4G

What's inside?

LED illumination sources, lens, sensor, contactless chip reading module, FPGA and even integrated processing… all these in such a small form? Yes, our engineers like to dance on the verge of impossible – and did a great job.

There’s even more: a highly scratch resistant glass, multi-powering options, contact chip module, integrated display. See the specs below for the details.

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Frequently asked questions

In case of simple data reading, it is performed in less than a second. When reading e-passports with RFID chips, the scanning takes a couple of seconds, depending on the size of data stored in its chip and the level of authentication performed.

The USB model is for classic use – the device scans the images then the images are processed on the PC or notebook where the device is connected via USB-C. However, when there is not enough processing power available, like in case of thin clients, an all-in-one model will offer a solution as it has integrated processing. Also, these models are network-enabled and can be accessed via a browser event remotely, so if that is a requirement, we recommend the all-in-one configurations. For a more detailed overview, check out this comparison article.

By default, Osmond with its standard software is capable of reading all internationally accepted travel documents and most of the national IDs – ie. any documents that contain Machine Readable Zone. Optionally, for reading further data, you can use our VIZ software, that supports thousands of identity documents.

Yes, Osmond comes with a detailed SDK, with API for various programming languages, such as C/C++, C#, Visual Basic 6.0, Delphi, VB.NET and Java.

You can use the USB models on Windows and Linux, but the network models work independently of the operating system, as the software runs on the device and it is accessible over the network via any web browser.

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Specifications

Product type Bundle: hw+sw
Type of installation Desktop, Integrated / built-in
Illumination sources Visible white (430-700nm), Near IR B900, UVA (365nm)
Contactless IC (RFID) module Yes
Contact Smart Card module Yes
On-board OCR Yes
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