3M Security Systems introduced the 3M CR100/CR100M Document Readers, which give users the ability to read MRZ data from passports, IDs and other Machine Readable Travel Documents, as well as three-track magnetic stripe cards.
The readers enable fast data capture for airlines, airports and others in the transportation industry. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has deployed the CR100M document reader. McCarran will equip check-in desks at its new Terminal 3, scheduled to open in June, with the readers, providing airline employees with a tool to capture traveler data. With passenger volumes topping 41 million people in 2011, efficiency is a key priority for McCarran.
The design of the readers enables them to be adapted to many workstation set-ups. The readers can be mounted to a computer monitor, keyboard or even on a PDA or other mobile device. Both the CR100 and CR100M models offer OCR reading capabilities, letting users read all passports, ID cards and visas that comply with ICAO Document 9303, as well as other types of documents with ICAO style code lines.
The CR100M also has MSR reading capabilities, which enables it to read documents such as frequent traveler cards, U.S. driver’s licenses, credit cards and loyalty cards.
In addition to their suitability for the transportation industry, the CR100/CR100M document readers can also be used for applications in which document scanning and fast data capture are vital, including banking, border management, hospitality, law enforcement and retail.