The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will soon be equipped with E-Seek 2D bar code and mag stripe readers that will enable Mounties to swipe the license to obtain the driver’s information rather then enter it manually.
The 4,600 dual card readers are being supplied by Softchoice Corp., a Toronto-based technology solutions provider, and its subcontractor, California-based E-Seek Inc., which develops detection devices for driver licenses and other state ID cards.
The E-Seek Model 250 incorporates a magnetic stripe reader with 2D bar code reading technology and will be capable of reading most government-issued ID cards in Canada.
The RCMP provides federal policing services to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports. E-Seek’s Model 250 gives the RCMP the ability to read both magnetic stripe and 2D bar code identification cards – both of which are used throughout the provinces in Canada.