Passport & Boarding Gate Readers, Scanners, Imagers, Self-Service Kiosks, Receipt Printers

Company Access IS
Date 18.11.2015

Making its debut at the CARTES Secure Connexions (Trustech) exhibition in Paris, Access-IS’ innovative ATOM Document Reader™ is a state-of-the-art, multi-illumination eMRTD reader. With dramatically improved performance and a major leap forward in aesthetic design, this device sets the ID document reader standard for years to come!

Access-IS OCR316e passport and card reader

With two decades of experience in making some of the most recognisable document readers on the market, Access-IS listened intently as customers and the market told them what they wanted in the next generation of products. Two of the key desires were for an intuitive design and for a product that would not look out of place in a 21st century office, retail store or bank.

ATOM delivers on both counts; its stand-out design sets it apart from other readers and allows for both desktop use and simple, elegant integration into countertops and kiosks. Its innovative ‘shark fin’ document guides ensure that even the most widely travelled documents quickly slide onto the glass, with bent corners eased down for a perfect read every time.

Having adopted a ‘revolution not evolution’ approach to this next generation document reader, ATOM now boasts a host of new innovative features. ATOM leads the market as the first full-page passport reader to feature a USB 3.0 interface. This latest standard of Universal Serial Bus allows ATOM to capture multiple, uncompressed high-resolution images in Visible, IR and UV wavelengths whilst substantially improving processing and transfer speed. In comparison to other scanners, ATOM significantly reduces the transaction time to deliver greater productivity and cost savings.

Like its predecessors, ATOM still delivers lightning fast MRZ decoding, whilst simultaneously reading RFID data from eDocuments, including those meeting the latest ICAO LDS standards. Additionally the high performance 1D/2D barcode reading ensures that ATOM delivers the rich feature-set that Access-IS document readers are famous for.

Guy-Franck Nakach, CEO of Access-IS, said: “This is a major change for Identity document readers, not only does ATOM deliver an impressive, step change in specification and performance it also brings a new benchmark for aesthetic design…it’s not just another boring grey box, ATOM really stands out from the crowd.”

About Access-IS

Access-IS is at the forefront of the development of innovative electronic systems specialising in image processing, RFID/NFC technology, barcode reading and specialist keyboards. Access-IS are dedicated to manufacturing innovative products designed to accurately capture and transfer information into electronic systems.

Access-IS is the market leader in the Airports and Airlines sector with rapid growth in the Identity & Security and Transportation & Ticketing sectors over the past few years. The company now boasts a very large install which sees Access-IS products in daily use in over 72 countries. In addition to our specialist custom keyboards, which are now the ‘de-facto’ standard for some of the largest banks, airlines and retailers in the world, the product range includes boarding gate readers, a wide range of document readers for ID document capture & scanning and ticket readers for ground transport & access control.

Access-IS ID & Security products are designed to read e-Passport, e-ID and e-DL for governmental and commercial applications. From the world’s smallest OEM OCR reader to our advanced full-page passport reader, we have a product for every application; Border Control, Immigration, Document Issuance, Law Enforcement, Banking, Retail, Data Capture, KYC or Anti-Money Laundering and Age Verification.

Accredited to ISO9001:2008 and with a track record stretching back 30 years, Access-IS continues to guarantee the highest standards of design and quality with its dedicated Research & Development team based in the UK. The vast majority of its products are manufactured in the UK with only the highest quality materials and techniques.


Access IS
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United Kingdom
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