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Access delivers enhanced ePassport readers

Access-IS delivers enhanced readers for 3rd Generation ePassport

These new ePassport and eID reading devices are completely compatible with the latest requirements for SAC digital access protocol required for all European travel documents. (Jan 2015)

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Access strengthens its team

Access-IS strengthens its team

Following recent growth and a range of new product developments Access-IS has strengthened its core team. Andrew Covey has taken the helm as Marketing Manager, and Colin Williams has joined us as Head of Finance. (Nov 2014)

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Access showing at FTE 2014 Global

Access will be demonstrating its new intelligent NFC-enabled BGR135 NFC Boarding Gate Reader at FTE Asia 2014

Access will be highlighting three new products this year: the BGR135 NFC boarding gate reader; the OCR316e USB OCR MSR passport/ID card/FQTV/credit card reader; and the highly intuitive, non-swipe OCR601RF & RFID passport, ID card and contactless smartcard reader. (Nov 2014)

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OCR310e Reading Engine Released

World's smallest low-power OEM OCR reader is now even faster

The next generation of the miniaturized OCR310e Reading Engine from Access IS weighs 16g (0.6oz) and captures and processes code lines from machine-readable documents, such as passports, visas and ID cards, in less than half a second. (May 2014)

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Access appoints IT4Aero to grow new markets

Access IS has signed an agreement with IT4Aero to provide sales consultancy services..  (August 2013)

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Compact OCR reader from Access IS makes light work of passport data capture

Access has announced a compact and lightweight OCR reader for passports, ID cards and other OCR-B encoded cards, called the OCR315  (August 2013)

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Access news archive


blue arrow Access launches LSR116 scanner desgined to read mobile phone and tablet barcodes (Sept 2014)


blue arrow Access will be demonstrating its new passport & ID card readers at FTE Global 2014 (July 2014)


blue arrow Access' products will be represented at São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup festivities (Nov 2014)


blue arrow Access will be demonstrating its new passport and ID card readers at FTE 2014 (February 2014)


blue arrow Access uses Cartes to unveil ultra compact ePassport and eID readers (November 2012)


blue arrow Access to demonstrate its latest NFC-enabled boarding gate reader at FTE, Vancouver (September 2012)


blue arrow Access IS 2012 Railway Industry Innovation Award Winner (August 2012)


blue arrow Nigel Bonsor joins Access IS as Technical Director  (June 2012)


blue arrowAccess' BGR135 face-up boarding gate reader upgraded (June 2012)


blue arrowHong Kong Airport introduces Access' automated 2D boarding pas readers (May 2012)


blue arrow Access IS to launch compact OCR swipe reader  (May 2012)


blue arrow Access IS becomes an IATA Strategic Parter  (May 2012)


blue arrow Qantas RFID enabled boarding pass readers  (April 2012)


blue arrow TTT Moneycorp selects Access keyboards with integral passport readers  (February 2012)


blue arrow Single action e-passport reader captures MRZ data almost instantly (September 2011)


blue arrow Specialist CBC reader helps to catch fraudulent utility bills for CDD  (March 2011)


blue arrow Contactless NFC and 2D barcode reader simplifies passenger boarding  (February 2011)


blue arrow Snap-on readers for hand-held computers enable mobile check-in  (September 2010)


blue arrow Access expands during the tough economic climate  (August 2010)


blue arrow Access in the Sunday Times as 30th fastest UK exporter  (July 2010)


blue arrow Access wins Commonwealth Games race  (June 2010)


blue arrow Keyboard with passport reader for car rental, hotel & bureau de change  (April 2010)


blue arrow Read the article: Skip check-in, go straight to immigration  (March 2010)


blue arrow Stuttgart Airport selects Access after independent tests  (January 2010)


blue arrow Access IS collaborates with Masabi for mass-transit mobile e-tickets  (January 2010)