Combo Smart N

: Combo Smart N

Combo Smart N - all-in-one document reader and verification terminal

Combo Smart N has a cutting edge compared to other passport readers: onboard data processing. While other scanners require a a local PC connection, Combo Smart N performs passport data capture and authentication on its own. This all-in-one unit reads full ID information – Machine Readable Zone (MRZ), Visual Inspection Zone (VIZ) and performs smart chip decoding (RFID) – without a PC or laptop and works perfectly with thin clients. As a platform independent device, it needs no installation. Combo Smart N can be accessed remotely from a range of devices including smartphones and tablets and seamlessly functions in any kind of environment – via a customizable web interface. All this makes the device the perfect choice for high security environments where 3rd party software installation is not preferred – or where the practicality of plug-and-play operation is a priority.
Combo Smart N offers:
  • on-board data processing
  • access to results via web browser
  • customizable web interface

Combo Smart N provides solution for common problems by:
  • environment independent operation (hardware or OS)
  • requiring no software installation

Combo Smart N is ideal for:
  • thin client environments
  • high security IT systems where no 3rd party software installation is allowed
  • banks, border control authorities, airports – wherever an all-in-one solution is needed

Combo Smart N performs all data reading and image processing tasks on its built-in CPU and generates data packages that can be transferred over the network. The supported ways of communication are Ethernet and wifi and the available communication protocols for data transfer are FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WS and WSS.


Combo Smart N comes with the same sophisticated image processing tools as other passport scanners, from Reflection Removal to Adaptive Light Control and OVD visualization, performed on 500 PPI images (visible white, infrared and UV). This model comes with complete range of data reading capabilities, such as recognition of MRZ according to ICAO9303, VIZ, 1D/2D barcodes, contact chips and contactless chips, supporting all the latest RFID authentication methods like BAC, EAC, PACE etc.


Active Scan Area 125 mm × 88 mm
Illumination Sources LED visible white, IR (B900), UVA
Image Resolution 500 PPI
Provided Images Visible, IR, UV (UVA), 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
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 YES (license required) 
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
Contactless IC (RFID) Option Reading and writing contactless ICs according to: ISO 14443 Type A & B,
All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps
RFID functions ICAO Doc. 9303 LDS 1.7, ISO 18013 (Driver License)
Contact Smart Card Option ISO 7816 Class A, AB and C, ISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1
Authentication checks
(included in standard SDK)
Data consistency checks: MRZ, Bar codes, RFID
IR B900 and UV dull paper check, Passports’ bearer photo vs. RFID DG2
Additional Authentication Options
(available as optional SDK)
VIZ and non-ICAO document reading
Automated verification based on document specific security features in visible white, IR and UVA
Connection type WIFI, Ethernet
Upload protocols FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SMTP, WS, WSS
Web interface access via Firefox, Chrome, IE11, Edge, Safari on all operating systems
Mechanical and Other Data
Size (width × depth × height) 178 mm × 176 mm × 146 mm
Weight 1.1 kg
Operating Temperature 5 °C to 45 °C
Operating Humidity 0-95 % (non-condensing)
Power supply universal 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
IP rate IP51
Case Sturdy ABS-PC plastic
Status indicators Four configurable status LEDs (blue, green, yellow, red)
Security Kensington® security slot
Window glass 4 mm (0.16”) tempered glass
Compliances FCC, CE, WEEE, RoHS
Maintenance No moving parts, maintenance-free operation
Firmware Upgrade via Web interface
Warranty 3-year warranty, upgradeable
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