The new identity checking solution from Panasonic, the Person Identification Mini Dock (PIMD), was introduced into the border control and security market as a comprehensive policing solution.
The Toughbook CF-U1 PIMD includes an optical character recognition (OCR) and contactless smart card reader as well as fingerprint scanner that connects to the corresponding mobile device. The PIMD is marketed toward the border control market, specifically the security personnel on the move who are required to constantly check identities. Its mobile capabilities include the components of DESKO, Dermalog and HID Global.
The PIMD utilizes the DESKO OCR ID document reader which checks two and three line passports and ID documents with OCR swipe technology that can read at a speed of 72-90 characters per half second. Additionally the HID Global component designed for outside use with its RF Board coated to provide a high level of water protection is also part of Panasonics new module.
The PIMD is said to be released officially for use in September 2010.