Thales Gemalto AT9000 MK2 Document Reader eMRTD (Not manufactured in the US)

Thales Gemalto AT9000 MK2 Document Reader eMRTD (Not manufactured in the US)


  • Ability to read and process images from passports, ID cards, visas and all other types of documents quickly, easily and accurately
  • Removable cover for hoodless operation, reflection removal, enhanced color fidelity, USB-only power
  • Support for ICAO-compliant and non-compliant travel documents
  • Reliable, static parts and dust-sealed optics rated to IP50 for harsh environments
  • Ergonomically designed full-page reader for identification and full authentication


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.

Functions Includes: 

• 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

Our PassCheck application uses this reader for our secure credentials verification

Product Number: AT9000 MK2


  • Banking & Insurance
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Hotels, Airports, & Car Rental
  • Gaming & Casinos
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearm Sales (ATF)
  • Tax Refunds & Money Exchange
  • Border control & Law Enforcement
  • Document & Visa Issuance
  • Self-service applications & Kiosks


Options for the AT9000 MK2 unit

Model  ID Verification Three track MSR> RFID 
AT9000 MSR X
AT9000 RFID                  X
AT9000 ID Verification X X                  X


Thales Gemalto AT9000 MK2

OCR Reading Capabilities ICAO compliant travel documents in near infrared (IR) per ICAO 9303 specification Parts 1-4 (2 & 3-line MRZ)
Near ICAO compliant travel documents (e.g. French ID)
ISO-18013 driving licences (1-line MRZ)
Imaging Glass platen: 4mm thick toughened, with anti-reflective and oleophobic coatings
Active scan area: 130mm x 94mm
Full-page: JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG
Illumination sources: visible/white, near IR B900, UV LED’s
Resolution: 500 DPI
Barcode Reading (option) Linear (1D): EAN / UPC, Code 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, IATA 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128
2D: IATA resolution 792, PDF417, Aztec, DataMatrix and QR codes
Contactless RFID Reading (option) Interoperability: ICAO DOC 9303, LDS1.7, ISO18013 (Driving Licence), PA, AA, BAC, EAC v1.11 (CA, TA), EAC v2.0x (PACE v2, ICAO SAC, CA v2, TA v2)
Operating frequency: 13.56 MHz
Supported documents: ISO 14443 type A & B auto-detecting; secure and high-speed data transmission; Mifare memory card support (Mifare ultralight, 1K, 4K cards)
App. interface: PC/SC compliant device
Contact Smart Card Reading (option)
Number of ID-1 (smart card) slots: 1
Number of ID-000 (SAM) slots: 2
Compliance: ISO 7816, T=0, T=1
App. interface: PC/SC compliant device
Magnetic Stripe Reading (option) Three-track magnetic stripe cards complying with ISO7811/ 2-5
Mechanical Size (WxDxH): 143 x 171 x 65mm
With Expansion Dock: 165 x 171 x 79mm
USB 3.0 Cable Supplied: 1.5m
Body: Black PC/ABS
Glass: BS EN60068-2-75 & IEC 62262:2002, rated to 6.375J impact
Weight: 750g excl cable/PSU
Security: Kensington® security slot
Power Supply +5 VDC via DC jack (Only when connected via USB 2.0 Interface)
Communications & Host Communication: USB 3.0
(Compatible: USB 2.0)
Host Minimum: Windows 7 & above, 32/64 bit; Pentium Core-i3 2.1GHz & 4GB RAM
Host Recommended: Win 7 & above, 32/64 bit; Pentium Core-i5 3.3GHz & 8GB RAM
Environmental Temperature: Operating 0OC to 50OC
Storage: 0OC to 60OC
Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing
Approvals FCC Part 15C Class B; CE EMC Class B, CE Low Voltage Directive; IEC 62471: 2006 – Exempt Class; BS EN 60950- 1:2006+A2:2013

Support & Downloads


• Multiple document reading and imaging using true-color 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.)
• 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

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