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Aratek highlights document reading capability of Marshall biometric handheld device


Aratek expects that the MRZ reading capability of its Marshall all-in-one biometric handheld device will help immigration authorities implement tighter border control measures. The company’s flagship device features the Access-IS OCR310e miniature OCR reading engine which captures code lines from machine readable passports, visas, US and international resident permits as well as European and national ID cards conforming to ICAO 9303 & ISO/IEC 7501-1 (2 and 3-line MRZ).

Samuel Wu, Aratek’s VP for Sales, International Business Department, notes that the Access-IS’s OCR310e miniature OCR reading engine is the perfect choice for the Marshall for its compact package, speed, accuracy, easy integration and the flexibility offered by its ability to read a wide variety documents.

The Marshall integrates registration, matching, printing, and other functions into one portable module which can be deployed practically anywhere. Built-in printing capability makes it essential for many off-site applications. The device also seamlessly integrates with various FBI-certified fingerprint scanners such as FAP20, FAP30, or FAP 45, giving customers flexibility to perform identification and authentication for any application regardless of location.

“Security concerns have made border control a top priority for many countries,” says Wu. “The Aratek Marshall comes with MRZ reading capability allowing immigration authorities to effect stricter border controls. Authorities will find that their ability to apprehend fugitives and reduce terror incidents within the country will be greatly enhanced with the Marshall’s ePassport-reading capability.”

Aratek recently demonstrated its Marshall product at SDW in London and at ID4Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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