How does the MRZ Scanner SDK work?
You can scan all standard international passports in two steps to extract all relevant information such as name, date of birth, or issuing state.
- First you scan the CAN on the passport using fast Scanbot data extraction algorithms. The CAN is basically the passcode for the NFC chip and prevents hackers to steal data using wireless signals only.
- Now you just need to hold the phone close to the opened passport to download all data, which takes about 3-5 seconds.
The process is straightforward and easy-to-use for everyone. Collecting the data unattended will save a lot of time and mistakes, compared to manual guidance and manual verification during a video call. You can even process the data on the device and match them against your database for a first classification.