Thales Gemalto Document Reader QS2000 TDS


Product Use

The Thales Gemalto Document Reader QS2000 is designed to capture data from driving licences, electronic travel and identity documents quickly and reliably in a wide variety of commercial applications. Automatically capturing the data from identity documents leads to:

  • Reduced customer queues and happier customers
  • More accurate data input and automated form filling
  • Faster registration process leading to reduced costs
  • No need to photocopy documents providing higher security and compliance to GDPR
  • Compatible with local applications connected to cloud services

Functions include:

  • Optional support for biometrically enabled travel documents and driving licences containing contactless integrated circuit chips (eIDs, eDLs and ePassports)
  • Accurate, true-color visble images at 400dpi
  • Reads 1D and 2D barcodes from driving licences
  • China NID card RFID reading option

The Gemalto Document Reader QS2000 reads the following documents:

  • ICAO compliant documents in visible white light
  • One line driving licences per ISO18013 part 2 specification
  • 1D barcodes (2 of 5 interleaved, 2 of 5 industrial, Code 128, Code 39, UPC-A, EAN-8 and EAN-13)
  • 2D barcodes used on driving licences and other documents (PDF 417, QR Code®, DataMatrixTM and Aztec formats)
  • AAMVA parser decodes North American driver license barcodes

Comprehensive Software Features

  • Uses the same API interface as other Thales document readers using Gemalto Document Reader SDK
  • Flexible software interface allows host application to select image type, image compression, photo extraction, reflection or ambient light elimination, color enhancement, which data groups to read, etc.
  • Configuration via file or api, can be configured in field and saved
  • Simple high level API for quick program development or detailed low level API for fine control of all reader functions. SDK provides full configuration API
  • Contactless IC reading for ePassports (LDS 1.7 & 1.8) including basic access control (BAC)
  • Contactless IC reading for eDL & iDL (electronic driving licences) up to DG14 including basic access control (BAP v1)
  • ICAO 9303 checksum validation
  • Full SDK including DLLs, code examples, utilities and demonstration programs. Can be used with Visual C++®, Java® and Microsoft® .NET Framework for Visual Basic® .NET and Visual C#®
  • Interfaces to standard hotel software, Oracle PMS, Amadeus, etc

ePassport (RFID) Option

Reads from and writes to contactless chips and eID according to:

  • ISO 14443 13.56MHz Type-A and Type-B
  • ePassport support for ICAO 9303 LDS 1.7 & 1.8 and PKI using included SDK
  • Dual antennas capable of reading shielded passports
  • iDL & eDL reading and access control for driving licences to ISO 18013 parts 2&3 and ISO/CEI TR 19446 using included SDK
  • All standardized rates, up to 848 Kbps, read-out times depend on RFID tag, operating system and amount of data stored in the chip


  • Multiple document reading and imaging using true- colour image matching
  • Single wavelength illumination – Visible
  • Anywhere placement of ID cards
  • 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
  • Auto-triggering of document capture – presence of document is automatically detected using visible light
  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, macOS and Linux® compatible
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3 high speed compatible via high speed USB 3.1 Type-CTM host port
  • Rugged design, no moving parts and internally sealed optical chamber to prevent dust ingress
  • Chemically Strengthened Glass for advanced durability
  • Powered from a single USB 500mA port

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HRZ Data Capture Option

Additional software can identify a document type and capture the human readable information for fast data entry. Customisable to fill forms in local and enterprise applications. Interfaces include:

  • XML and JSON
  • TCP/IP
  • DLL
  • Java
  • Keyboard emulationHRZ Data Capture options include multi-font including Asian, Arabic and Chinese character sets.

Identity Document Verification Option

Additional software can authenticate an identity document using optical pattern matching to:

  • Identify documents based on the type and country of origin
  • Match visible optical features captured from a documentagainst a database of trusted security features at level
  • Verify that areas are blank, devoid of patterns, text or printed matter
  • Check photo in chip against photo on data page

Chinese NID RFID Option

  • Supports reading of new China NID documents using RFID protocols with crypto module inside reader


The reader illuminates documents:

  • White visible LEDs, 430-700nm


  • Standard 400 DPI image resolution
  • RGB 24 bit color system

Status Indicators

The Gemalto QS2000 provides user feedback via the following status indicators:

The reader provides user feedback via the following status indicators:

  • Red – Read Error LED
  • Green – Valid Read LED
  • Yellow – Busy LED, progressing document
  • Blue – Ready LED

The API provides for audible feedback via the computer speaker.
The reader performs a power-up self-test and indicate failure using status LEDs.

Minimum PC Specification

Software must be installed on a customer-supplied PC, some aspects of the read speed may be affected by PC specification. The following minimum configuration is recommended:

  • 2 GHz Pentium® 4 CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo recommended)
  • 1 GB DRAM
  • USB 2.0
  • 60 MB of Hard Drive space for software
  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 10 operating systems, 32 or 64 bit
  • Builds for Ubuntu and CentOS LTS, 32 & 64 bit • macOS (limited SDK functionality)


  • Kensington® Security Lock

Smartcard Option

  • Contact smartcard to ISO 7816 Class A and AB (T0/T1)
  • Internal to reader
  • Factory fit only

Standard Dimensions

  • Length: 18.5 cm (7.3”)
  • Width: 15.3 cm (6.0”)
  • Height with light shield: 13.2 cm (5.2”)
  • Weight: 0.8 kg (1.7 lbs)
  • Window size 125 x 90 mm


  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • UL, UL-C
  • CB Certificate
  • CE – RED, LVD & EMC
  • EU WEEE, REACH & RoHS Directives
  • China RoHS

Firmware Upgrade

  • Upgradeable firmware via USB 2.0 interface
  • Non-volatile memory for configuration and calibration accessed via USB 2.0 interface


  • Powered from a single USB 2.0 port:
    Power consumption: 5 volts DC, keeping within USB port power limit, 500mA for USB 2.0, 900mA for USB3.1 Type A and 1.5A for USB-C
  • Optional power injection cable if PC cannot supply stable USB power

Service & Maintenance

  • One-year warranty
  • Annual maintenance agreement available