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Driver License Scanning

Magnetic Stripes

System Five supports reading of the magnetic stripe on the back of some driver licenses with a 2 track magnetic stripe reader (MSR). This can be used to verify the age of a customer, or to create or look up a customer.

The format is specified with American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.


Which states have magnetic stripes?
http://www.aamva.org/KnowledgeCenter/DLIDStandards/IDSecurityTechnologies/uslicensetechnology.htm

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Vermont

Canadian Provinces also support Magnetic stripe technology.
http://www.aamva.org/KnowledgeCenter/DLIDStandards/IDSecurityTechnologies/licensetechnology-canadian.htm

  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

2d Barcodes

Most states have 2d barcodes on the back. System Five version 6.0.70.1 will support reading of the 2-D barcodes.

Tested States

Tested Provinces

  • British Columbia - format is the same as a Magnetic Stripe.

Tested 2-D barcode Scanners

Configuration of 2-D barcode scanning Keyboard HID Mode

  • You must use the Point of Sale Device manager, open the Pos Device manager, which should be open in the Windows Tool Tray at the bottom right of your screen. Click on use Keyboard Wedge Scanner.
  • Ensure that you are using WindwardKeyHookDLL.dll dated 2013/03/18 version 2.0.0.0. Note that some virus scanners may identify this program as a keyboard logger.
  • When testing the scan, please use the following program ftp://ftp.windward-ca.com/pub/special/TestKeyboardScanner.exe

Configuration of 2-D barcode scanning HID Mode

  • This mode requires configuration as an HID scanner, not a keyboard emulator. If your barcode scans into notepad, then the device is configured as a keyboard emulator and needs to be configured as an HID scanner.
  • You must use the Point of Sale Device manager, open the Pos Device manager, which should be open in the Windows Tool Tray at the bottom right of your screen. Select HID tab and select the HID scanner from the drop down list. If you are not sure which device it is, unplug it and see which one disappears off the list.
  • This option is available in 6.0.82.67.
  • Remote Desktop / Terminal Services will not port forward HID scanners.

evo2d-hidmode.pdf

1d Barcodes

Some states have 1d barcodes on the back which are being replaced by 2d or MSR. System Five does not support reading of 1d barcodes.

faq/drivers_license_scanning.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/25 11:36 by swind