Optical Scanners – Optical scanners combine multiple light sources, high resolution scanning, optical character recognition and extensive data from each state. These scanners can recognize features like microprint as well as compare the data in the barcodes against the name and date of birth on the front of the ID card. Optical scanners are desktop or kiosk based as they require a computer to accomplish the task. The ID Experts are currently reviewing several optical scanning systems to check for accuracy and reliability. We will report these findings as soon as possible.