Ascendo Passport Reader is a multi-pirpose document scanner based on high-precision OCR algorithm. It consists of a unique hardware device and advnced OCR SDK/API. It can automatically capture data from ICAO compliant and non-ICAO travel documents, including passport, e-passport, visa, ID card and driver license. It provides an ideal solution for fast identity verification.


– Read ICAO Doc 9303 compliant & non-ICAO Travel documents;
– Obtain digital data from contactless chips (RFID reading);
– Equipped with 3.0 Megapixel sensor & 400DPI camera;
– Capture images in visible, infrared and Ultraviolet illumination;
– Provide customizsed OCR service for local documents



MRZ: ICAO 9303 standard compliant document
ID-1 (Identity Card)
ID-2 (Passport, Visa)
ID-3 (Passport)
VIZ: Customized OCR service for local documents
RFID: Read and write contactless ICs according to ISO/IEC 14443-S (Type A/B)
Read smart card according to ISO/IEC 7816
Support e-passport Basic Access Control (BAC) & Extended Access Control (EAC)
Support active/passive authentication
Barcode: 1D & 2D barcode


Supported OS: Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP (32/64 bit)
Windows Server 2003 & 2008 (32/64 bit)
Linux Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat
Software Development Kit: OCR SDK including DLLs, OCXs, Demo, Samples
Programming languages: C#, C/C++, Java, Delphi, Visual Basic 6.0, VB.NET


Resolution: 400 DPI
Illumination: Visible, IR and UV
Color Depth: 24 bits/pixels
Sensor: CMOS, 3.0 Megapixels (2048×1536)
Image Format: JPG, BMP, TIFF
Field of view 127mm x 96mm


Dimension: 235 x 250 x 148 mm
Weight: 2.1-2.2kg (Net)
2.6-2.7kg (Gross)
Interface: USB 2.0
Status LEDs: Power, ready, error and warning
Power: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.8A input
12V, 2A output
Case: ABS plastic
Operating temperature: -10°C to 50°C operating;
-20°C to 50°C storage;
Operating humidity: 20% – 95% (non-condensing)
Package: 400x289x258mm
Warranty: 1 Year

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