PRMc passport reader

A high-end ID / passport verification device for mission-critical applications


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PRMc is a premium and robust device for automating 1st line authentication – helping border control, ID document issuance and other high security applications. It reads and authenticates many types of identity documents: passports, ID cards, visas and driving licenses – performing a thorough document processing within just a few seconds.

This device frees up human resourcesby replacing those tasks that were performed manually before, such as passport inspection or the personal data, typed in the system.

The very first series of this model was manufactured back in the 2000s – and many of those are still in good use in 24/7 border control without any errors – a solid fact that proves the exceptional reliability of this passport reader.

Highlighted features


In-depth authentication

PRMc includes a wide range of sophisticated features to discover the trickiest alterations and forgeries.


E-passport reading

Equipped with a BSI-compatible RFID reader module, reading the chip content of e-IDs and e-passports is part of the verification.


Large scanning window

The scanning area is larger than a passport data page, making it possible to even larger document types too.


JURA IPI decoding

PRMc offers a software-assisted JURA IPI decoding feature – replacing manual verification with lens.


Robust design

IP53 rating, scratch-resistant glass, sturdy house form a reliable solution that endures harsh usage


Works in any light

The revolutionary Adaptive Light Control feature makes sure that the imaging is flawless in any light condition.

Application areas


Border control & Immigration


Law enforcement


ID quality assurance


High-security access control


Banking & finance

Robust design – with sophisticated details

PRMc comes with a special dual-optic system: one camera scans the full page of the passport while the secondary unit focuses on the face portrait and provides a 960 PPI high-resolution image. This way, the user can better analyze the most often forged part of the passport, while it is also a perfect input for the built-in JURA IPI decoding function.
Thanks to the integrated forensic illuminations like infrared, UV and the embedded RFID reader module, the unit serves as an unmatched verification system.
PRMc is sturdy, has IP53 rating, includes no moving parts and comes with scratch-resistant glass, designed for high-demand environments. It is a proven technology that works steadily in many 24/7 border control applications worldwide.

PRMc complies with the highest RFID chip reading standard.

What is BSI TR-03105?



Product main feature 1 High-end passport reader for mission critical applications
Product main feature 2 960 dpi imaging of bearer's photo in passports
Type of installation Desktop
Active scan area 130 mm × 98 mm (5.12” × 3.86”)
Illumination sources Visible white (430-700nm), Near IR B900, UVA (365nm)
Supported document types ePassports, iDL & eDL, ID cards, Visas, 1D & 2D barcodes
Provided images Visible (normal), IR, UV (UVA), OVD image, Glare-free image
OCR reading capability ICAO compliant documents per ICAO 9303 specification Part 1, Part 1v2, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 3v2 for Type ID-1, ID-2 and ID-3 MRZ Optical Character Recognition, One line Driving Licenses per ISO18013 part 2 specification
Barcode reading capability 1D barcodes (2 of 5 interleaved, 2 of 5 industrial, Code 128, Code 39, EAN-8 and EAN-13), 2D barcodes used on BCBP and other documents (PDF 417, QR Code®, DataMatrix™ and Aztec formats) from paper documents and many mobile devices, AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
Document authentication Data consistency checks: MRZ vs. VIZ vs. Bar codes vs. RFID., Jura IPI (invisible personal information) verification, Passports’ bearer photo vs. RFID DG2, Automated, document specific security pattern verification (optional)
RFID module features All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps, Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, BSI TR-03105, SAM slot is available as optional accessory
RFID authentication for ePassports ePassport reading according to LDS 1.7 & 1.8 incl. BAC, PA/AA, CA, TA, EAC v1/v2, BAP, EAP, SAC and PACE-CAM are supported
RFID authentication for eDL & iDL eDL & iDL (ISO 18013 compliant e-driving licenses): BAC, PACE, PA/AA, CA, TA, SAC and EAC are supported
Contact Smart Card support Optional, ISO 7816 Class A, AB and C, ISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1
Software development kit (SDK) C/C++, C#, Delphi, Java, VB.NET, Visual Basic 6.0
Included in the SDK Demo applications, Sample programs in source code
General interfaces AssureID, BioAPI 2.0, PC/SC, Twain, Wide range of PMS software
Human interface Three programmable status LEDs (yellow, red, green)
Supported Operating Systems Windows and Linux (32/64 bit)
Communication USB2.0 high speed
Scanning window glass 4 mm thick hardened glass
Power supply Universal external power supply, 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Regulatory CE (EMC), EU WEEE, REACH & RoHS Directive, FCC Part 15 Class A
Dimensions 213 mm × 173 mm × 179 mm (8.39” × 6.81” × 7.08”)
Weight 1.74kg (3.84 lbs)
Operating temperature 5°C - +45°C (+45°F - +113°F)
Warranty 3 years
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