VIZ OCR Software Add-On
for VIZ Reading

Neural Network-Based OCR
for Ultimate VIZ Reading


Supplement the default optical character recognition (OCR) software library included in all of our ID scanner and passport reader devices with Adaptive Recognition’s highly precise VIZ (visual inspection zone) OCR module. Read and process all printed data outside the machine-readable zone (MRZ) of ICAO and non-ICAO compliant identity documents in an instant and get them verified in a user-friendly but comprehensive way. Depending on your requirements, you can include all national identity documents of a single country or the internationally recognized documents of a geographical region or the world.

Highlighted features


Trained for Real IDs

The VIZ OCR has been trained by machine learning to deal with real-life documents, reading and recognizing any ID regardless of country of origin and generation.

Convenient Data Handling

Convenient Data Handling

VIZ OCR provides automatic text segmentation, conveniently dividing all extracted VIZ data into separate fields and pairing them with relevant images for better understanding.


Reliable MRZ OCR Technology

Based on our neural network-based OCR, the VIZ OCR module can also perform virtually all basic authentications such as checksum verification, expiration date check, UV dullness check, and OVD visualization.


Global Coverage

Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, Arabic, Vietnamese characters, and many more. Everything is read, recognized, and displayed with utmost accuracy.

Advanmcated Image

Advanced Image Enhancements

By combining with Adaptive Recognition ID readers, VIZ OCR performs its readings on images specifically enhanced for ID reading and authentication processes, ensuring the industry's best VIZ results.

Cross Checking Possibility

Cross-Checking Possibility

The software module comes with an API package, allowing seamless integration with any IT systems and the possibility of cross-checking MRZ and VIZ data for an advanced authentication experience.

Neural Network-Based MRZ OCR

Adaptive Recognition’s OCR has been in continuous development since the 90s—all of this done in-house. Since then, our OCR has been trained to deal with real-life documents, ensuring that it can read and recognize any ID no matter where and when it came from. The OCR confidently supports data originating from multispectral input sources, and thanks to the power of AI, it features automatic image enhancements – like cropping, face photo cutout, rotation, Reflection Removal,  Adaptive Light Control® – to guarantee the best authentication results possible.

In addition to confidently reading all MRZ data, Adaptive Recognition’s basic OCR provides all general authentication checks like checksum verification, expiration date check, UV dullness check, and OVD (optical variable device) visualization. With our OCR, you can become a real forgery expert thanks to features like oblique (edge) light for checking tactile/embossed elements and the option to verify highly secure elements like JURA’s IPI®.

Unbeatable VIZ Reading Experience

Thanks to being trained for dealing with real-life IDs, Adaptive Recognition’s VIZ OCR software can confidently read and recognize virtually all data featured in the VIZ. The software extracts personal and document data, recognizes the photo in an ID, and automatically snaps a picture of these parts of the document and crops them to show what’s truly important.

VIZ OCR provides automatic segmentation too, meaning that all extracted data turned into text format is conveniently divided into separate fields for better understanding. Also, no alphabet is a challenge; all characters are read, recognized, and displayed with utmost accuracy, even less common ones such as Greek, Georgic, or Vietnamese.

With the advanced machine learning technology behind Adaptive Recognition’s VIZ OCR, ID document classification is no longer an issue. In other words, there is no such thing as an unknown ID document for VIZ OCR; you’ll always know where the ID comes from and which generation it belongs to.

Application areas


Border control


Law enforcement


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Car rentals



Supported document types

The software reads and verifies a wide range of travel documents and personal identification cards, including but not limited to:

  • Internationally accepted travel documents: different types of passports, visas
  • National identification documents like ID cards, driving licences
  • Special local documents like residence permits, address cards, health insurance cards, etc.

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Product main feature 1 Advanced ID reading and verification software
Product main feature 2 Eliminates manual errors, speeds up ID inspection
License location On-Premise
Works with Every Adaptive Recognition Passport Reader & ID Scanner
ICAO 9303 MRZ OCR reading accuracy 99.98% per character
Supported Operating Systems Windows and Linux (32/64 bit)
Supported document types ePassports, iDL & eDL, Visas, Residence permits, Address cards, 1D & 2D barcodes
Image processing functions Auto-cropping of document image & bearer's photo, Auto-rotation of documents, OVD Visualization, Reflection Removal (anti-glare)
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, B900 ink check, Expiry date check, MRZ checksum validation, 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
Software development kit (SDK) C/C++, C#, Delphi, Java, VB.NET, Visual Basic 6.0
Included in the SDK Change logs, Demo applications, FPR Demo manual, Install guide, Programmers' reference manual, Sample programs in source code
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