Datastrip has launched its EasyRead handheld biometric reader for the verification of travel documents. The EasyRead is the a mobile biometric device offering a one-step inspection procedure for validating Machine Readable Travel Documents and verifying document holders. The EasyRead also provides features to support identity management for e-passports, as well as national ID cards, visas and other ID programs.
The EasyRead reads and inspects first- and second-generation e-passports and other documents in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 9303 standard and extended access control specifications. The device also reads border-crossing credentials and government-issued documents supporting US-VISIT and NEXUS Border Crossing programs.
The EasyRead’s optical camera-based scanner can capture two or three lines of machine-readable data from passports, ID cards and visas, in addition to bar code symbologies. The 508 dpi NIST-approved capacitive fingerprint sensor captures scans for fingerprint authentication of biometric data if stored in these credentials. The EasyRead supports cryptography, certificate and key management to implement seamless solutions for identity management programs.
Additionally, the EasyRead’s has data storage, hot-swappable replacement batteries and can include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity to remote databases.
The EasyRead is also available for non-travel applications, including corrections, law enforcement and emergency first response, and with options for additional biometrics.