Panasonic and IDScan.net Announce First-Ever Handheld Passport Scanner

“This groundbreaking solution combines ease-of-use and mobility with rugged durability,” said Larry Bowar, Senior Business Development Manager at Panasonic.

IDScan.net, 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 IDScan.net. “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 IDScan.net'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, IDScan.net's solutions are completely customizable. IDScan.net 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.”

About IDScan.net

IDScan.net provides businesses with the highest quality ID scanning solutions to quickly and easily capture and verify an individual’s information. Within a second and with 100% accuracy, our technology can tell your front line staff everything they need to know about the person standing in front of them. We provide a full spectrum of solutions to customers across a range of industries for fraud prevention, access control, automatic data capture, age verification, and visitor management. Trusted by top brands like IBM and Shell, our suite of customizable solutions is being deployed by leaders across industries from gaming and hospitality to retail and finance. As the first company to market with mobile ID scanning capabilities, IDScan.net is still pioneering cutting-edge technologies that anticipate the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit IDScan.net or call 888-430-8936.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at http://www.PanasonicMovesUs.com.

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