Unisys: MRZ Segmentation

We have developed a pilot project for Transportation Security Administration USVISIT system. The application features an algorithm to automatically locate the MRZ (Machine Readable Zone) from standard travel documents. Application was developed on a Psion Teklogix 7535 WindowsCE device, equipped with a digital Symagery camera.

The autolocation algorithm functions at any document position or angle relative to the camera field of view. An OCR (Optical Character Recognition) algorithm then is applied to interpret the located Machine Readable Zone.

Expanded system architecture to offload image processing tasks to a dedicated Image Processing server.