Authenticate driver's licenses using state-of-the-art technology

The SnapShell® FDA camera scanner is an Id reader which authenticates IDs by reading the hidden electronic watermark printed on the cards and comparing it to the data that is extracted by OCR.

  • Authenticate Driver’s Licenses using state-of-the-art technology
  • Age verification
  • Significantly Faster Scan/OCR time - 300 dpi 1 second, 600 dpi 2 seconds
  • User friendly - Easy plug and play installation
  • Reads the OCR of driver licenses and ID cards from all 50 US states and over 45 countries around the world
  • Extracts both image and data, including ID number and name
  • Automatic state detection
  • Automatically detects the placement of cards to trigger scanning
  • Capture a full image of the license, or face & signature image only.
  • Easy to integrate into existing systems
SnapShell® FDA Id reader supports Linux under WINE.
SnapShell® is NOT TWAIN compatible.

SnapShell® FDA Id reader is a highly recommended selection for ID authentication in the field of access control and visitor management or within any arena that requires the collection and maintenance of ID data including Fraud Detection & Authentication.

Card Scanning Solutions incorporated digital watermarking inspection capabilities into its portfolio of ID reading and verification solutions to facilitate customers such as retailers, banks, insurers and auto dealerships in their efforts to prevent identity theft and fraud by reliably authenticating driver licenses presented as proof of identity and age.

SnapShell FDA Id reader provides the market with a secure and reliable resource for verifying the authenticity of driver’s licenses in order to eliminate fraud. Digimarc’s IDMarc digital watermarking provides the cross-jurisdictional authentication that they demand, in this cost-effective innovation that is easy to deploy.

With a comprehensive coverage of government-issued identification, its fast total processing time, and its OCR accuracy, the SnapShell® FDA Id reader scanning and authentication system will automate the data-collection process, thus eliminating the inefficiency of manual data collection and record-keeping.


application screen shotSnapShell FDA Id reader is available for developers with our standard idScan® software (illustrated in the Id reader screen shot) as well as with our powerful SDK tools with support for C++, Visual Basic and many other programming tools and languages.