07.11.2022 г.

Smart Engines announces the next generation of ID Scanning product

Smart Engines today announced a new generation of Smart ID Engine, the most advanced identity scanner.

With the new AnyDoc mode, more than 3, 000 ID templates recognized and significantly improved document scanning accuracy, Smart ID Engine unlocked breakthrough scanning experience.

Here is what’s new in the 1.12.0 version:

Improved performance

We added the AnyDoc mode for automatic selection between any passports, ID cards, driving licences, residence permits and other IDs of all supported countries. The system implements a unique visual memory algorithm that has improved the quality and speed of automatic document type detection. Smart ID Engine applies compact indexing methods of multidimensional feature space of local features of ID documents. They allow almost instant determination of document type among more than 2,000 possible variants. Automatic type detection mode is available when scanning ID documents with the Smart ID Engine in real-time video streams, on photos and scans.

More supported documents:

Smart ID Engine 1.12.0 expands document coverage in the LATAM countries. Recognition of new document types and new templates of previously supported documents has been added for Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. For the states of Mexico, there is support for 15 new driving licence templates.

Separately, improvements for India and the Philippines are worth noting. For the Philippines, recognition of Medical card and Work permit and 13 new ID cards issued by various governmental authorities have been added, and for India, the ability to recognise 9 new templates of driving licences valid in the country has been implemented. 

Our library of supported ID type’s documents is expanding to 220 jurisdictions and issuers. There are 2,198 types of identity document types and 3,385 templates supported in total. Here is the full list of supported documents.

With the new Smart ID Engine we added 148 new identity document types and templates. Support for the new version is now available for:

Northern America 

Canada – Tax identification card
Canada – ID card

Latin America and the Caribbean

Bolivia – Residence permit
Belize – ID card
Brazil – Visa
Brazil – Driving licence
Brazil – Residence permit
Ecuador – ID card 
Guatemala – Driving licence
Haiti – Driving licence
Mexico – Driving licence (with multiple new templates) 
Peru – Residence permit
Peru – Driving licence 
Venezuela – Voter card
Venezuela – Passport


Belarus – Passport 
Finland – Driving licence
Hungary – Residence permit
Ireland – Driving licence
Greece – Military ID card 
Latvia – Driving licence
Russia – Refugee ID
Russia – Paternity certificate
Russia – Disability certificate
Russia – Adoption certificate
Russia – Name change certificate
Sweden – ID card 
UK – Citizencard

The Middle East and Africa

Armenia – Residence permit
Benin – ID card
Cameroon – Vaccination card 
Côte d’Ivoire – ID card
Egypt driving licence
Ghana – Driving licence
Ghana – ID card
Guinea Driving licence
Israel – Residence permit
Iraq – Driving licence
Kenya – Military ID card
Kenya – ID card
Lesotho – Driving licence
Madagascar – ID card 
Morocco – Driving licence
Mozambique – ID card
Nigeria – Voter card
Nigeria – ID card
Turkey – Residence permit
Tunisia – ID card


Afghanistan – Driving licence
Australia – Firearm permit
Australia Driving licence
Australia – ID card (Victoria)
India – Driving licence (multiple new templates)
Malaysia – Residence permit
Nepal – ID card
New Zealand – ID card
Pakistan – Driving licence
Philippines – Medical card 
Philippines-  Work permit
Thailand – Driving licence

‘We have developed a unique visual memory algorithm for the Smart ID Engine and implemented it for the first time. It significantly speeds up streaming image processing on the server and makes the process of document recognition on a smartphone even more convenient and faster’, said Smart Engines CEO Vladimir Arlazarov, PhD in Engineering Science, ‘Now users do not need to specify the type of document in the mobile app before scanning. This will streamline procedures of global KYC platforms and massively simplify customer identification processes’.

Smart Engines researchers, by incorporating their own advanced developments into the Smart ID Engine, have achieved an average 10% improvement in character recognition of Latin alphabets. Smart Engines scientists achieved a 20% improvement in the recognition quality of Vietnamese, Georgian, Armenian and Greek. The new version of the Smart ID Engine recognises Arabic 25% faster and more accurately. The recognition quality of Hebrew has improved by 10%. Now Smart ID Engine recognises Bangladeshi numerals. Support for small character OCR-A fonts has also been added. At the same time, the recognition quality of fields containing OCR-A fonts has improved by a factor of two. The proprietary GreenOCR® technology supports recognition of printed text in 102 languages.

The new generation Smart ID Engine now supports the Docker platform of containerization functionality and is therefore much faster to integrate into a customer’s infrastructure. This capability enables the deployment of a highly loaded ID recognition system using a Docker container in a matter of minutes. Linux application developers only need to execute a single command to install it. Smart ID Engine in Docker container integrates into the client’s local server infrastructure. In 2022 Smart Engines introduced a new technology to allow users to spend only 0,15 seconds while reading a passport and extract data on an iPhone 12 in real-time. With the Smart ID Engine, users can scan 55 passports per second to scan each document using a 32-core processor on a server without GPUs.Smart ID Engine supports mobile, server, desktop and web applications for the Linux, Windows, iOS, and Android families of operating systems.

Our customers


Raiffeisenbank scans identity documents using Smart Engines technologies


Smart ID Engine is integrated into customer age verification platform VerifyMyAge


iDenfy Upgrades Its Identity Verification Technology with Smart Engines solutions


Sum&Substance, a global KYC/AML service provider, use Smart ID Engine for IDs scanning

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