Thales Gemalto Document Reader AT9000 MK2

The Gemalto Document Reader AT9000 MK2 is designed to Inspect, authenticate or capture data from electronic travel and identity documents quickly and reliably in a wide variety of government and commercial applications. With a standard 400 DPI camera it also is available with a high resolution 10 megapixel (Mp) camera providing images up to 720 dots per inch (DPI) for superior document authentication.



    • Multiple document reading and imaging using true-colour
    image matching
    • Anti-Glare technology eliminates image artifacts due to
    laminate or OVDs
    • Multiple wavelength illumination – Visible, Infra Red, Ultra Violet
    and Gemalto Confirm™ Security Laminate
    • Anywhere placement of ID cards
    • Configurable image resolution up to 400 or 720DPI
    • OCR data capture of the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ)
    • Complete access to OCR data and images captured via
    Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • Access to images as BMP, PNG or JPEG format
    • Hoodless operation in many environments1
    • Auto-triggering of document capture – presence of document is
    automatically detected
    • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, macOS and
    Linux® compatible2
    • USB 2.0 high speed compatible
    • Integrated USB 2.0 Hub – 2 ports for external peripherals
    (magnetic strip reader, 2D barcode gun, etc.)2
    • Rugged design, no moving parts and internally sealed optical
    chamber to prevent dust ingress
    • Carbon (optional) glass coating to help reduce scanning
    surface scratching
    • Powered from a single USB or external power supply

  • Functions include

    • Optional support for biometrically enabled travel documents and
    driving licenses containing contactless integrated circuit chips (eIDs,
    eDLs and ePassports)
    • OCR data capture and/or document authentication using additional
    software packages
    • Accurate, true-color images, with anti-glare technology to reduce
    document laminate reflections and ambient light interference
    therefore improving image quality
    • Removable hood for easy document and mobile device placement
    and stapled books, especially when using gloves
    • Reads 1D and 2D barcodes from paper and mobile devices
    • AT9000 MK2 automatically detects when a document is placed
    and initiates optical reading, MRZ decoding, barcode reading and
    reads the contactless chip if present

  • Comprehensive Software Features

    • Uses the same API interface as other Thales document readers using
    Gemalto Document Reader SDK
    • Flexible software interface allows host application to select which
    illumination sources to use, image type, image compression, photo
    extraction, reflection or ambient light elimination, color enhancement,
    which data groups to read, etc.
    • Configuration via file or api, can be configured in field and saved
    • Simple high level API for quick program development or detailed
    low level API for fine control of all reader functions. SDK provides
    full configuration API
    • Contactless IC reading for ePassports (LDS 1.7 & 1.8) including
    basic access control (BAC), passive/active authentication (PA/AA),
    Chip Authentication (CA), Terminal Authentication (TA), extended
    access control (EAC v1/v2), supplementary access control (SAC)
    and PACE-CAM are supported. The SDK provides writing capability
    using APDUs
    • Contactless IC reading for eDL & iDL (electronic driving licenses)
    up to DG14 including basic access control (BAP v1), Password
    Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE), passive/active
    authentication (PA/AA), Chip Authentication (CA), Terminal
    Authentication (TA), supplementary access control (SAC) and
    extended access control (EAC v1) are supported
    • ICAO 9303 checksum, IR ink and UV dull validation
    • Full SDK including DLLs, code examples, utilities and demonstration
    programs. Can be used with Visual C++®, Java® and Microsoft®
    .NET Framework for Visual Basic® .NET and Visual C#®

  • Reading Capability

    The Gemalto Document Reader AT9000 MK2 reads the following
    • ICAO compliant documents in near infrared (IR) per ICAO 9303
    • One line Driving Licenses in near infrared (IR) per ISO18013 part 2
    • 1D barcodes (2 of 5 interleaved, 2 of 5 industrial, Code 128, Code
    39, UPC-A, EAN-8 and EAN-13)
    • 2D barcodes used on BCBP and other documents (PDF 417, QR
    Code®, DataMatrix™ and Aztec formats) from paper documents
    and many mobile devices

  • Contact Smart Card Option

    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A and AB smart card
    • T=0, T=1 protocol support, EMV2000 Level 1
    • Communication speed up to 420 kbps (PPS, FI parameter)
    • Frequency up to 8 MHz (PPS, DI parameter)
    • 8 contacts – ISO location
    • Sliding contact

  • MSR Option

    • Magnetic swipe add-on module available

  • ePassport (RFID) Option

    Reads from and writes to contactless chips and eID according to:
    • ISO 14443 13.56MHz Type-A and Type-B using a PC/SC interface
    • ePassport support for ICAO 9303 LDS 1.7 & 1.8 and PKI using
    included SDK
    • Dual antennas capable of reading shielded passports
    • iDL & eDL reading and access control for driving licenses to ISO
    18013 parts 2&3 and ISO/CEI TR 19446 using included SDK
    • All standardized rates, up to 848 Kbps, read-out times depend on
    RFID tag, operating system and amount of data stored in the chip
    • PC/SC interface provides support to other card types such as
    Mifare™ (drivers for all supported OS)
    • SDK certified to BSI TR-03105 Parts 5.1 and 5.2
    • RFID reader optionally certified to BSI TR-03105 Part 4

  • Identity Document Verification Option

    Additional software can authenticate an identity document using optical
    pattern matching to:
    • Identify documents based on the type and country of origin
    • Match security features captured from a document against a
    database of trusted security features including UV, IR, Visible and
    Gemalto Confirm™ laminate patterns
    • Check for presence of UV dull paper
    • Verify that areas are blank, devoid of patterns, text or printed matter
    • Check photo in chip against photo on data page

  • Quality Assurance Option

    • Check photo in chip against photo on data page
    • Positional quality assurance (QA) – assures document is printed to
    applicable ISO, ICAO or customer standards
    • Measures skew, left margin, line spacing, character spacing, line
    length, print contrast, stroke width and distance from each character
    to the bottom of the document

  • VIZ Data Capture Option

    Additional software can decode the OCR text in the visible zone (HRZ)
    from identity documents as well as many driving licenses:
    • Automate data entry, no more manual typing or photocopying
    • Form filling, including into web pages
    • Can auto fill forms
    • Increased accuracy for data entry
    • Global coverage for documents


  • Illumination
  • The reader illuminates documents in multiple wavelengths and lighting
    • Near IR B900, 880nm, +/-5%
    • White visible, 430-700nm
    • Ultraviolet (UVA): 365nm
    • Gemalto Confirm™ Security Laminate (optional)

  • Resolution
  • • Standard 400 DPI image resolution, 3.1 Megapixel sensor
    • High Resolution 720 DPI option, 10 Megapixel sensor1
    • Internal image processing RGB 36 bit bit color system

  • Status Indicators
  • The reader provides user feedback via the following status indicators:
    • Red - Read Error LED
    • Green - Valid Read LED
    • Yellow - Busy LED, progressing document
    • Blue - Ready LED
    The API provides for audible feedback via the computer speaker.
    The reader performs a power-up self-test and indicates failure using
    status LEDs.

  • Minimum PC Specification
  • Software must be installed on a customer-supplied PC, some aspects
    of the read speed may be affected by PC specification. The following
    minimum configuration is recommended:
    • 2 GHz Pentium® 4 CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo recommended)
    • 1 GB DRAM
    • USB 2.0
    • 60 MB of Hard Drive space for software
    • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 10 operating systems,
    32 or 64 bit
    • Builds for Ubuntu and CentOS LTS, 32 & 64 bit 2
    • macOS (limited SDK functionality) 2

  • Security
  • • Kensington® Security Lock
    • Recessed power switch on rear panel

  • Standard Dimensions
  • • Length: 19.0 cm (7.5”)
    • Width: 16.2 cm (6.4”)
    • Height: 15.7 cm (6.2”) (with light shield)
    • Weight: < 1 kg or 2.2 lbs
    • Window size 125 x 88 mm

  • Dimensions with Smart Card Option
  • • Length: 20.4 cm (8.0”)
    • Width: 16.2 cm (6.4”)
    • Height: 15.7 cm (6.2”)
    • Weight: < 1.1 Kg or 2.4 lbs

  • Regulatory
  • • FCC Part 15 Class A
    • UL, UL-C
    • CB report
    • CE - RED, LVD & EMC
    • EU WEEE, REACH & RoHS Directives

  • Environment
  • • Humidity: 20 to 95% (R.H. non-condensing)
    • Temperature: -10º to 50º C operating; -20º to 50º C storage
    • IP50 rating for dust ingress protection in the optical chamber

  • Firmware Upgrade
  • • Upgradeable firmware via USB 2.0 interface
    • Non-volatile memory for configuration and calibration accessed via
    USB 2.0 interface

  • Power
  • Powered from a single USB 2.0 port or via optional universal input
    external power supply2
    • Power consumption: 5 volts DC, 500mA (when USB 2.0 powered)
    External PSU:
    • Input voltage 100 - 240 VAC plus/minus 10%
    • Frequency 47 - 63 Hz
    • Detachable IEC320 AC mains power cable
    • Locking 3 pin connector

  • Service & Maintenance
  • • One-year warranty
    • Annual maintenance agreement available
    • Each reader is supplied with one Micorfibre cleaning cloth

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