Combo Smart Kiosk

: Combo Smart Kiosk

Combo Smart Kiosk - universal scanner for built-in use

Millions of passengers, flight numbers, arrival/departure times create a huge demand – a system that allows everybody to get there on time. Its core part is the device which lets people access their route and protects borders efficiently. E-gates are applied more and more frequently, requiring a passport reader to be compact, fast and reliable. Combo Smart Kiosk has it all.

Easy integration is made possible by the scanner’s extremely compact size, brick design and mounting points. That’s why this device is your ideal choice for ABC (automated border crossing) gates, self-service kiosks and other CUSS projects like user verification at an ATM kiosk. The device has a full-page passport reading surface and reversible document guide bracket, making it intuitive and ergonomic for us – travelers – who are not experts in passport reading: we just use technology and expect steady operation.

Like Combo Smart, the reader does not just capture the data but offers full spectrum authentication too. All these happen in a blink of an eye. Combo Smart Kiosk is built for managing continuous and fast passenger flow even at the largest travel hubs worldwide.

Combo Smart Kiosk includes a special feature that eliminates strong ambient light issues in document scanning.

Adverse light conditions have surely been an issue for most integrators who are working with e-gates or kiosks where usually hoodless scanners are installed. Direct sunlight or strong artificial light may easily interfere with scanning. Both OCR and authentication results can be affected by ambient light – with critical consequences in real life situations in any application areas, especially when the passenger flow or the security of payment transactions depend on such technology.

ARH’s R&D team is well aware of this challenge. A brand new adaptive imaging technology applied in passport readers means peace of mind to all our business partners – adaptive technology that manages unpredictable light conditions.

This pioneering Adaptive Light Control feature compensates for external light interference and make routine operation independent of the environment. Because it all begins with perfect imaging.

passport reading process

Combo Smart Kiosk offers:
  • Reduction of data entry errors
  • Fake ID detection in kiosk environments

Combo Smart Kiosk provides solution for common problems by:
  • High speed for continuous passenger flow
  • Ultra-compact form factor, takes minimal space
  • Great integrability: simple shape and mounting holes
  • Extra-long lifetime due to no moving parts included

Combo Smart Kiosk is ideal for:
  • ABC – automated border crossing gates, airline check-in kiosks and other self-service (CUSS) environments – even for vending machines

Combo Smart Kiosk provides high-resolution 500 PPI imaging with the help of visible white, IR and UV illumination. It performs MRZ OCR and 1D/2D barcode reading from printed documents or smartphone screens. The scanner’s physical design is optimized for building into kiosks, desks and vending machines.
This passport scanner offers complete RFID reading support for BAC, EAC, EAC2.0, PA, AA, PC/SC interfaces and complies with ISO, ICAO and BSI standards, while supports BAC, PACE, EAC, AA and PA as well as CA, TA, BAP and EAP.
Combo Smart Kiosk 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  130 mm × 90 mm
Illumination sources  LED: visible white, IR (B900), UVA (optional)*
Provided images  Visible, IR, OVD image, glare-free image, UV image (optional)*
Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000, PNG
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8 bits/pixels (IR image)]
Automatic Document Detection (ADD) YES
Reflection Removal (RR) YES
Adaptive Light Control 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 with ARH VIZ OCR software
Barcode reading 1D: UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128, ITF and UPU
2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code
From paper-based documents and mobile devices
AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP
Barcode reading 24 bits/pixels (RGB)
RFID reading** Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B, BSI TR-03105
All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
Programming & Interfaces
Supported Operating Systems  Windows 10, 8, 7,  Vista (32/64 bit, WHQL certifed) 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 (included in standard SDK) Data consistency checks: MRZ, Bar codes, RFID**
R B900 and UV dull paper check*, 
Passports’ bearer photo vs. RFID DG2**
PC connection USB 2.0 high speed (USB 3.0 compatible)
Internal memory Storing factory calibration + 16 Kbyte user data
Firmware upgrade Automatic, via USB
Size with passport fixer 150 mm × 195 mm × 117 mm
Size without passport fixer 150 mm × 195 mm × 108 mm
Weight 1.01 kg
Operating temperature 5 °C to 40 °C
Operating humidity 0-90 % (non-condensing)
Power supply (V DC) 12 V DC
Max. power consumption 0.8 A / 9.6 W
IP rate IP53
Case housing Sturdy ABS plastic
Window glass 5.5 mm normal glass
Programmable status LEDs 3
Compliances FCC, CE, WEEE, RoHS
Maintenance No moving parts, maintenance-free operation
Warranty 3-year warranty, upgradeable

* available in type ’L’ models, ** available in type ’R’ models

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