Osmond Passport Reader & ID Scanner



Fast, virtually infallible, and user-friendly. This is Osmond, the latest ID document reader from Adaptive Recognition. With Osmond, you can authenticate IDs like a pro and streamline the passenger boarding process.

Why Choose Osmond?

  • It’s easy to use: Just place the ID onto the scanning surface and let Osmond take care of the rest. Results are immediately displayed either on your computer or, depending on the chosen Osmond model, on the device itself. Adaptive Recognition’s Authentication Checker software — provided with the device for free — immediately alerts users of forged documents. There is no need for a forgery expert with Osmond; it’s the user.
  • It’s fully automated: Osmond reads ID data automatically and displays it in less than one 1 second. It recognizes special characters without problem.
  • It reads all forms of ID data: Whether it’s MRZ or VIZ data on a passport, a barcode of a boarding card, or RFID chips of e-IDs, Osmond retrieves all necessary information and displays it in a format airport personnel can interpret.
  • It sees EVERYTHING—all the time: With features like reflection removal and Adaptive Light Control, Osmond confidently reads documents regardless of external conditions. And by using special illuminations — including white light, infrared, UV, and even oblique light — Osmond can analyze each layer of the identity document. Osmond even makes microprints visible thanks to its 700 ppi scanning resolution.
  • It’s versatile: Osmond is available in 4 different configurations, each with its own unique set of features. Powering is offered in 3 options: external, USB-C, and PoE+. Regardless of the model and powering, Osmond devices can be used in desktop environments — i.e., at check-in desks — or built into Automated Border Control (ABC) e-gates.
  • It’s durable: All Osmond models are manufactured on an automated assembly line and contain no moving parts. This, combined with the IP54-protected case, the IP68-compliant connectors, and the scratch-resistant glass, ensures steady operation for many years to come.
  • It’s proven: Osmond and its predecessors have proven themselves worldwide in border control and administrative operations at airports worldwide, from Hongkong, through Singapore, to Frankfurt.

Are you ready to transform your ID verification workflow? Then click here to learn more about how Osmond can improve security and traveler experience for all.

Active scan area 129 x 89 mm (5.08” x 3.5”)
Illumination sources LED: visible white, IR (B900), UVA
Image resolution 700 PPI
Sensor 12 Mpixel
Provided Images Visible, IR, UV (UVA), OVD image, glare-free image – oblique (edge light)
Image formats BMP, JPG, JPG2000, PNG
Image color depth 24 bits/pixels [RGB, 8 bits/pixels (IR image)]
Automatic image enhancement YES – hardware accelerated
Automatic Document Detection (ADD) YES
Reflection Removal (RR) YES
Adaptive Light Control (ALC) YES
Reading Capability
ICAO MRZ reading ICAO compliant documents per ICAO 9303 specification Part 1, Part 1 v1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 3v3 for Type ID-1, ID-2, and ID-3 MRZ Optical Character Recognition
VIZ reading Available with Adaptive Recognition VIZ OCR software
Barcode reading 1D: UPC-A, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Code128, ITF

2D: PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec Code, Interlaced 2 of 5 (ITF), AAMVA compliant PDF417 and IATA BCBP

Contactless IC (RFID) and

Contact Smart Card Option

Reading and writing contactless ICs according to ISO 14443 Type A & B, BSI TR-03105

All standardized rates up to 848 Kbps

Contact Smart Card: according to ISO 7816 and EMV 4.2/4.3, ETSI TS 102 221, supports Class A, AB, and C smart cards; T=0, T=1 protocol support

Programming & Interfaces
Supported Operating Systems Windows & Linux (ask for details)
Software Development Kit (SDK) USB mode: Complete SDK including DLLs and demo programs
Programming languages USB mode: C/C++, C#, Visual Basic 6.0, Delphi, VB.NET, Java
General interfaces In USB mode:  Adaptive Recognition native, Twain, PC/SC, and BioAPI 2.0

Acuant AssureIDTM

In network mode: HTTP/ HTTPs, WS/WSS (Web Socket)

RFID hardware Adaptive Recognition RFID hardware (latest generation)
RFID functions ICAO Doc. 9303 LDS 1.7, ISO 18013 (Driver License)


Advanced Document Authentication

(included in standard SDK)

Data consistency checks: MRZ, barcode, RFID

R B900 and UV dull paper check

VIZ OCR data reading option VIZ and non-ICAO document reading
VIZ OCR + Authentication software module option Automated verification based on document-specific security features in visible white, IR, and UVA
PC connection USB 3.0
Status indicators OLED graphical display
Firmware upgrade USB (optionally via network)
Mechanical and Other Data
Internal processor Multi-core processor
Size (width x depth x height) 178 mm × 203 mm × 157 mm (7.01” × 7.99” × 6.18”)
Weight 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs.)
Operating temperature 5 °C to 40 °C (45 °F to 113 °F)
Operating humidity 0–90 % (non-condensing)
Power supply Universal external power supply, 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Case housing Sturdy ABS-PC plastic & aluminum
Security Kensington® security slot
Maintenance Maintenance-free operation
Warranty Three-year warranty, upgradeable