Panasonic and Announce First-Ever Handheld Passport Scanner

9 abril, 2018

IDScan - Panasonic - Handheld Passport, the first company to market with mobile ID scanning capabilities nearly a decade ago, has partnered with Panasonic to offer the first-ever handheld solution for reading Machine Readable Zone (MRZ), allowing organizations to scan passports and IDs from anywhere in the world. The solution allows users to scan, capture, and verify data embedded in the MRZ, including name, country, date of birth, and expiration date- within seconds and with 100 percent accuracy.

This is game-changing. The ability to now scan passports with a handheld device will improve operations for a multitude of industries,” said Denis Petrov, the CEO of “Before now, handheld scanners weren’t capable of reading passports. This new solution will be revolutionary, improving everything from visitor management to security.

Travel passports worldwide are standardized and have a special MRZ, which is usually at the bottom of the identity page at the beginning of a passport. This new handheld solution is the first to be able to read MRZ by pairing the Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-N1 handheld device with’s suite of ID scanning solutions, including its out-of-the-box platform as well as enterprise services, ID scanning SDK, and web services API.

With the most robust parsing engine on the market,’s solutions are completely customizable. offers a variety of features for added layers of identity verification, including facial recognition technology and the ability to run ID data against various watchlists. Other add-on features include text notifications, visit scheduling, and self-expiring visitor badges.

The Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-N1 is a powerful, slim and fully-rugged handheld. It features a quad-core processor, angled rear-facing barcode reader, optional stylus pen, and long-lasting battery that is warm-swappable.

This groundbreaking solution combines ease-of-use and mobility with rugged durability,” said Larry Bowar, Senior Business Development Manager at Panasonic. “The Toughpad is ready to go where business takes you. And if it takes a six-foot drop, don’t worry—it can handle it. It can also withstand inclement weather, making it the choice for unrelenting conditions.”

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