PD2000 Ultra-high resolution imaging of questioned documents


PD2000 document imaging system


The PD2000 is a unique new imaging system capable of capturing exceptionally high quality images of documents under a selection of illumination wavebands for on-the-spot examination, database creation, or transfer via the internet to an experienced document examiner.

What differentiates the PD2000 from existing QDE workstations on the market is the exceptionally high quality of image capture and the ‘one-click’ software solution that allows users to semi-automate the process of recording images under a selection of light sources before creating a new local database record or uploading the files for remote examination.

The fully integrated system includes a high quality digital camera, a selection of high intensity multi-spectral light sources, and a large touch screen PC.

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Ultra-high Resolution Imaging


Above all else the PD2000 captures exceptionally high quality images of documents.

All images captured under the systems various wavelengths can be exported in a range of formats.

Images will retain excellent clarity even when displayed on a HD projector at many times the document’s original size.

Close up of UK Passport

 GBR Passport under UV

Close up inspection of GB Passport under Visible & UV illumination


Document Database Creation


Using the PD2000 to create a database of documents, storing high quality images alongside relevant data, is quick and easy thanks to the systems integrated database software.

Using the semi-automated mode of operation a PD2000 user can, with just one click, capture images under a user defined selection of illumination wavelengths, decode barcodes, and automatically capture, decode and store ICAO codes and MRZ data in the relevant database fields.

Passport database


Remote Document Examination


Once document images have been captured, they can be transmitted to any remote location where an experienced document examiner, with an appropriate system, can select any of the images, zoom in and scroll around the image at any magnification and with no loss of resolution for closer examination.

With the appropriate software, the remote examiner can display the questioned document image, side by side, with that of an authentic document retrieved from a database for close comparison.

The PD2000 enables officers at a border security post to engage the services of an experienced document examiner without the need to transport the document.

Remote Document Examination with the PD2000 saves time and improves security.

Remote analysis of documents