3M Debuts 3M™ MD6000 Mobile ID Reader

Five-in-one mobile data capture device with wireless communication

Dec 07, 2010, 12:51 ET from 3M Security Systems Division

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M Security Systems introduces the 3M MD6000 Mobile ID Reader, a lightweight handheld reader device with five data capture modes giving users the capability to validate multiple types of IDs while in the field. With applications for border management, law enforcement and transportation, the 3M MD6000 Mobile ID Reader offers new versatility for cost-effective mobile identification of individuals. The product is being unveiled this week at the CARTES & IDentification event in Paris, and will be available commercially in early 2011.

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The first five-in-one device of its kind from 3M, the product is equipped with readers for optical character recognition (OCR), three-track magnetic stripes, contactless RF chips and contact chips, as well as an optical, single fingerprint capture device. After data is captured in any one of these five modes, the device encrypts and relays it via wireless Bluetooth technology to a user's existing portable processing platform, such as a rugged laptop, tablet PC or smartphone.

The 3M MD6000 Mobile ID Reader gives users the ability to make real-time, field-based operational decisions, reducing the need for station-based resources. In a law enforcement application, for example, officers will have the ability to validate multiple forms of ID at a scene. In a border-control scenario, the reader will allow agents to check travel documents at entry or exit points.

The reader gives users greater flexibility to take advantage of future technology improvements in processors and communications devices without the need to replace reader equipment. With exceptional flexibility in how data is captured and processed, the 3M MD6000 Mobile ID Reader gives customers a cost-effective and versatile tool for use in the field.  

For more information about 3M Security Systems, visit www.3M.com/Security.

About 3M Security Systems Division

3M Security Systems Division is a trusted partner and industry leader in delivering end-to-end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure the security of people, documents and goods. 3M uses its broadband knowledge, in-depth experience and technological expertise to help solve an array of security challenges, including brand protection, product security, efficient passenger check-in, secure ID and passport document issuance and hardware and software system solutions for border management. 3M Security Systems technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.

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