Combo Scan

Combo Scan - ultra compact scanner for fast data entry

Combo Scan is the simple way to capture data from identity documents and passports. We at ARH believe that ID checking begins with perfect imaging. This is exactly what Combo Scan does for you. As a super compact, fast and fully automatic ID scanner, it is your ideal choice for visitor management, age verification and personal identification in all walks of life, including car rental agencies, retail and telco customer services.

How to scan IDs? Just place your document on the reader: scanning starts automatically. Combo Scan takes multiple images, each in different light and – for the best OCR results – even removes the glossy reflections of laminated documents. Printed text, bar codes as well as optional chip data are digitized within seconds.

Reliable problem-free operation is guaranteed by the scanner’s no moving parts design. Combo Scan has a small footprint: it needs a single USB connection. Save time and manpower: replace slow and error-prone manual data entry with Combo Scan. We believe in what we create and stand behind our product – this is why the ID scanner Combo Scan comes with 3 years of warranty and software updates.
Combo Scan offers:
  • Automated data entry from variety of IDs like driving licenses
  • Worldwide document support

Combo Scan provides solution for common problems by:
  • Reducing queues and waiting times
  • Replacing error-prone manual entry with accurate OCR/RFID data
  • Easy usage: requires no special training
  • High reliability & maintenance-free operation thanks to no moving parts

Combo Scan is ideal for:
  • Any environment where automated data entry or age verification is a must
  • Know-Your-Customer (KYC) systems
  • Applications like car rental agencies, nightclubs, liquor shops and visitor management systems

Combo Scan features full page ID-1 size scanning and its surface is wide enough to cover MRZ from larger documents as well, such as ID-2 cards or ID-3 passports. In addition to MRZ, the scanner reads all kinds of texts including special characters with diacritics (đ, é, č, ă, ç, á, ö, etc.).

Its 500 PPI imaging is aided by the Reflection Removal technology to ensure glare-free scanning.

Combo Scan comes with a Software Development Kit with Windows and Linux compatibility, including APIs and development support for C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, .NET, Java.


Active scan area 125 mm × 55 mm
Illumination sources LED visible white, IR (B900)
Image resolution 500 PPI
Provided images Visible, IR, OVD image, glare-free image
Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000 and PNG
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8 bits/pixels (IR image)]
Automatic Document Detection (ADD) YES
Reflection Removal (RR) YES
ICAO MRZ reading ICAO compliant documents per ICAO 9303 specification Part 1, Part 1v2, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 3v2 for Type ID-1, ID-2 and ID-3 MRZ Optical Character Recognition
VIZ reading Available, based on user-defined fields
Contactless IC (RFID) option Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
Barcode reading 1D: UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128 and ITF 
2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code 
From paper based documents and mobile devices 
AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
Supported operation systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista (32/64 bit, WHQL certified) 
32/64 bit Server 2008 R2 and Server 2003 
Linux (ask for details)
Software Development Kit (SDK) Complete SDK including DLLs and demo programs
Programming languages C/C++, C#, Visual Basic 6.0, Delphi, VB.NET, Java
General interfaces ARH native, Twain
Advanced Document Authentication Module Data consistency checks: MRZ vs. VIZ vs. Bar codes IR B900 check
PC connection USB2.0 high speed
Status indicators Three programmable status LEDs (yellow, red, green)
Internal memory Storing factory calibration
Firmware upgrade Automatic, via USB
Size (width × depth × height) 152 mm × 130 mm × 82 mm
Weight 0.6 kg
Operating temperature 5 °C – 45 °C
Operating humidity 0-95% (non-condensing)
Power supply From USB, no external power supply is required
IP rate IP53
Case Sturdy ABS-PC plastic
Security Kensington® security slot
Window glass 4 mm tempered glass
Compliances FCC, CE, WEEE, RoHS
Maintenance No moving parts, maintenance-free operation
Warranty 3-year warranty, upgradeable
ID reader Combo Scan brochure download
ID readers and biometrics catalogue download
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