The 3M™ CR100 Document reader acquires the codeline data from Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and other identity documents.

Box Size: 1

Unit Size:length 9.6cm, width 3.3cm, Height 4.7cm

Key Features:

  • Small in size
  • Desk top mount, 3M™ Dual Lock™ fasteners for LCD/laptop attachment or bespoke bracket mount options for shelves and PDAs
  • Applicable to banking, border control, law enforcement, transportation, hotel, car hire and retail markets

key Features & Functionality

  • USB 2.0 output
  • USB powered (no power supply), single interface cable (2m or 15cm options at time of purchase)
  • B900 infra red illumination
  • Bi-directional swiping
  • Desktop mount for stable, non-slip swiping (optional, user installable)
  • Can be attached to an LCD or other device/mounting using 3M™ Dual Lock™ fasteners
  • VCOMM interface for 3M™ RTE6701 compatibility (other interfaces available, contact your local 3M sales office)
  • Windows® XP SP3 and Windows Vista® compatible, Windows® 7
  • Cable exit points are user changeable
  • Customer can design bespoke brackets, using dual screw fixing
  • The device is fully compatible with Umrah/Hajj Applications

Reading Capability

  • ICAO compliant documents in near infrared (IR) 875nm per ICAO 9303 specification Parts 1-4
  • Near ICAO compliant travel documents such as French ID cards
  • For information on reading other document types (e.g. bankers cheques) contact your local 3M sales office

System Specifications

  • Power: USB powered, < 400mA peak
  • Status Indicators: The 3M™ CR100 Document Reader provides user feedback via a user LED including power/self test indication. Status indicators can be under host control depending on control program loaded

Physical characteristics

  • Weight: 110 g or 4 oz
  • Weight with Desk Mount: 150 g or 5.3 oz
  • Dimensions (Basic Module): length 9.6cm width 3.3cm Height 4.7cm
  • Dimensions with Desk Mount: 11.2cm width 4.8cm Height 5.2cm


  • Opertaing Temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC (41 ºF to 95 ºF)
  • Storage Temperature: -10 º to 60 ºC (14 ºF to 140 ºF)
  • Humidity: 40 to 90% (R.H. non-condensing)
  • Storage Humidity: 40 to 95% (R.H. non-condensing)


  • CR100 with 15cm cable
  • CR100 with 200cm cable
  • CR100 with 15cm cable and desk mount
  • CR100 with 200cm cable and desk mount
  • CR100 with 14cm cable R/A connector