LobbyWorks® 4.0 — Scanning Business Cards, Driver Licenses and IDs Updated: 26 May 2011
Scanning business cards and driver licenses is a great way to capture a complete ID image for record keeping and to streamline data entry during visitor registration. Card scanning utilizes a technology called Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and a pattern recognition algorithm to identify unique driver license templates for processing.
- The goal of OCR technology is to achieve the highest recognition rate possible; however, no currently available OCR technology is 100% accurate. LobbyWorks® uses an SDK, and supported card scanners measure a per-character accuracy rate of 95-99% when the technology is properly set up.
- Many new driver license designs have been updated to include one or more holograms as a method to prevent/detect fake IDs. In the new designs, the holograms often obstruct the text that the OCR technology is attempting to decipher. Card Scanning Solutions has created a new scanner, the Snapshell IDR (Honeywell part # LWVMSSNAP), with improved light management to improve capture of data from licenses where text is hidden behind holograms. The 800 scanner does not have same capability, so we encourage users who experience OCR problems with holograms on newer IDsAicenses to consider upgrading to a Snapshell IDR model.
- Card Scanning Solutions releases SDK updates on a regular basis due to the continuous introduction of new and updated driver license designs. If you encounter an unsupported license template, the best recommendation is to update to the latest CSS SDK to attempt to resolve the LobbyWorks has been updated in v18.104.22.168 to install the full CSS SDK to enable easier SDK updates in the field. Important: if the newest SDK does not resolve the problem, you will need to collect a secure scan to provide to Honeywell technical support for forwarding to CSS.
What should I do if a driver license is not scanning properly?
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