ePassport Reader with UV-Colour Feature

The Full Page Reader for Machine Readable Travel Documents and ePassports

The DILETTA TDR 700 Reader quickly and accurately processes Electronic and Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTD) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards.

  • High performance
    The DILETTA TDR 700 Reader was developed especially for high reading performance (only one second for OCR text and two seconds for IC data) combined with reliability and durability. 1)
  • Compact and efficient
    Ideal for modern applications thanks to compact modular design, low weight and high reliability. DILETTA's many years of experience and state-of-the-art image-processing technology guarantee cost-effective performance.
  • Lay-on type
    The user simply puts the machine-readable travel document on the glass surface of the reader. The machine-readable zone (MRZ) is transmitted within seconds.
  • Integrated reader for simple installation
    The reader can be connected directly via the USB or RS-232-C 2) interface with your PC or terminal.

e-Passport Reader

Machine Readable Passport for a "boundless" world

The high international travel volume can be dated back to 1960 when the first high-volume aircraft was produced. Until now many border controls have been carried out manually and visually. Thus it is not surprising that the growth of passenger traffic has led to an overloading of passport control facilities.

In order to increase input and output speeds, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed a standard for machine-readable travel documents (MRTD). In 1980 the ICAO issued guidelines for the design and use of MRP's for its member states. (ICAO Document 9304, 1980 Edition and ISO/DIS 7501, 1983 Edition).

Illustration 1 shows the layout of a machine-readable passport (MRP).

Why MRP control is essential

The issue of MRP's alone is not sufficient to modernize antiquated border controls. The benefits of an ePassport can only be achieved by using MRP control systems at the border points. The key component in every control system is the ePassport reader.

A control system with a fast, high-precision MRP reader enables:

Faster Reading - One second for OCR and two seconds for IC data

Holder's data and photograph are captured in 0.1 seconds, with processed data output in approx. 1 second. IC data from conventional ePassport is read in 2 seconds. Since conventional ePassport readers require a PC to process OCR and BAC data, their processing time depends on the PC performance. DILETTA ePassport Readers come with embedded circutry to handle OCR and BAC processing,

Simple Handling

Laying the ICAO document on the glass of the TDR700 triggers the scanning procedure. The ergonomic construction of the device guarantees that the document is correctly placed. Recognition is completed in the shortest possible time and the data read is transmitted to the PC.

ePassport Control in Seconds

Only about 3 seconds1) are required for scanning, OCR and IC recognition, data transmission and monitor display.

The DILETTA TDR700 is the way to perfect border control. DILETTA offers you the TDR700 reader as an individual unit or in combination with a PC adjusted to customer's requirement.

Passport Inspection

The TDR700 ICAO reader supports passport inspection under three different light sources:

  • daylight
  • UV-light (ultraviolet)
  • IR-light (infra-red)

It is the perfect tool to check the variable holder's UV colour information printed with a DILETTA passport printer or special ultraviolet features of a security laminate or paper.

DILETTA TDR700 - The forensic laboratory in your reader.

Passport under Daylight, UV-Light and IR-Light


Configuration DILETTA TDR700
Width x Depth x Height 200 x 190 x 127 mm³
Weight approx. 2.3 kg (excluding cables and power pack)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Universal Serial Bus) yes
RS-232-C yes 2)
ICAO 9303-1 / Machine Readable Passport yes
ICAO 9303-2 / Machine Readable Visa yes
ICAO 9303-3 / Machine Readable Travel Card yes
IATA BCBP (boarding ticket) yes
OCR Engine  
Readable Characters ISO 1073/1 OCR B1; Numeric: 0..9, Alphbet: A..Z, Sign: <
OCR Accuracy More than 98% (Except dirty and damaged OCR)
Barcode Reader Engine  
Readable Barcodes Code 39; QR Code; PDF417
IC Reader Engine  
Readable ICs ISO/IEC 14443 Type A & B; 106, 212, 424, 848 kbps
Data structure and read protocol Comply to ICAO 9303 Part 1, 6th Edition
Access Control (extendable in the future) Basic Access Control (BAC); Extended Access Control (EAC V1.11)
Authentication (extendable in the future) Active Authentication (AA); Passive Authentication (PA)
Reading time per MRP  
Conventional Machine Readable Passport approx. 1 sec.
ePassport 1) approx. 3 sec.
Image Sensor  
Scanning Area Size 130mm x 92mm
Resolution Approx. 240 dpi / 480 dpi
Capture Modes Colour; UV Light; IR Light
Integrated Light Sources  
White Light (Colour Image) yes
UV Light (Ultra Violet) yes
IR Light (Infra-Red) yes
User Interface  
Sensors Automatic detection of the document
Keys Power switch; Manual Read Switch
Operating Environment  
Temperature 5 to 40 °C (41 to 95 °F)
Humidity 20 to 90% RH with no cond.
Power Supply  
AC Power Pack 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
The reading time depends on size of IC data, reading speed, operating system and other variables. Time measured with Japanese ePassport.
Only OCR encoded data

For more information, e-mail us at info@diletta.com.