Published 08-12-2020
| Article appears in February 2021 Issue

Double-sided ID card reader, document identity verification reinvented

THALES ID card reader

The ID verification process is simplified with the new Thales Gemalto Intelligent ID Card Reader. It is the first reader designed to inspect both sides of an ID document.

In less than 4 seconds, through cloud connection,  ID cards or even driving licenses can be examined.

The design of the intelligent reader allows to speed up the process, while guaranteeing a high security level, and offering cost benefits to operators.

It offers a touchless check, which is all the more important during the post-covid era as we await for vaccines’ efficacy.

The Thales Gemalto Intelligent Double-sided ID Card Reader CR5400i enables fast, secure and remote identity document verification.

The reader protects businesses (airports, casinos, hotels, stores, etc.) from fraud and forgery from the mechanisms, for superior document authentication.

The “i” version permits multiple intelligent readers to be centrally connected via WIFI-ideal for organisations that need to deploy a fleet of readers such as retail stores and financial institutions.

The compact device can be set up, managed and serviced remotely.

It is very easy to use the device: the user inserts the ID CARD into the reader which reads both sides of the card simultaneously.

Once the action is complete, a LED changes from blue to green and the ID is ejected and returned to its owner with no physical interaction between the user and operator.

It then provides a safer customer experience while capturing and authenticating scanned data.

Director of Document Reading Solutions at THALES says they are committed to bringing both convenience and touch free security to the ID verification process, while the service provider can fight ID fraud at the same time.

Data processing in the cloud means that operators can quickly and simply connect the device to their networks, tablets, phones and enterprise applications as a service.

It simplifies the tasks of operators and integrators,while significantly reducing the costs of IT equipment for companies.

Thales is a global technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology.

They have 83,000 employees in 68 countries.

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