Read & Verify Drivers Licenses
The data stored on magnetic stripes on driver's licenses may be easily
swiped and decoded with a magstripe (magnetic stripe) reader. When decoded,
this information may be helpful for verifying age, determining fake
IDs, automatically populating fields of an order form or automating
customer lookup at kiosks. Data is stored on the magstripe according
to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and is available
licenses in many states and
Canadian jurisdictions. Many U. S. drivers' licenses also include
a 2D barcode, which is easily read with a
2D Barcode Scanner.
data stored on the magnetic stripe of a driver's license includes
- State or Province
- Last Name
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Home Address
|The following states support magnetic swipe driver's licenses: Arizona,
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Texas, Vermont and U.S. Dept. of State.
- Expiration Date
- Birth date
- Driver's License Number
- Hair Color
- Eye Color
The magstripe readers listed below all have the ability to be programmed
so that when a license is swiped, the data returned from the internal
decoder returns only what is needed for the intended application. For
example, in an age verification system, a mag reader may be programmed
to return <First Name> [TAB] <Last Name> [TAB] <Birth Date> [ENTER].
The readers listed below emulate a USB keyboard, so that anything decoded
appears as if it had been typed.