MRZ Swipe Reader CR100

Compact swipe reader for scanning MRZ of passports / visas...

High-performance MRZ reader with a USB interface.

It offers the ability to read code line data from passports, IDs, and other Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) with simple hand-swipe operation and minimal training.

CR100 is small in size and can be mounted on a desk or a Kiosk or a shelf or a PDA. CR100 is applicable for applications into banking, border control, law enforcement, transportation, hotel, car hire and retail markets


CR100 swipe reader main features:

  • A low-cost Optical Codeline Reader (OCR) that uses basic MRZ information
  • A dependable OCR reader adaptable to a variety of workstations and areas
  • Captures data that can be used to automatically populate field automatically
  • USB 2.0 output/USB powered (no power supply), a single interface cable (2m or 15cm options at the time of purchase)
  • It reads ALL passports in the world issued after 2005, as well as US Green Cards, visas, etc.
  • Bi-directional swiping. Desktop mount for stable, non-slip swiping (optional, user-installable)
  • 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 Multi-Function Document Reader compatibility
  • Customer can design bespoke brackets, using dual screw fixing 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

Physical characteristics :

  • Weight: 110 g or 4 oz
  • Dimensions: length 9.6cm width 3.3cm Height 4.7cm


  • Operating 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)

The CR100 is a high-performance, USB MRZ scanner - reader that features all the trusted performance of its family of document readers. Compliant with all industry standards, this reader is compatible with virtually any Passport or VISA, operating system and a variety of applications. This handy USB reader is the ideal choice for large-scale deployments with any type of application software.