3M Showcases New Passport Scanner for CUSS Kiosks Just One Month after Acquiring Airline Specialists Rochford Thompson

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With the ink barely dry on its recent acquisition of Rochford Thompson, 3M will use Check-in 07 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to showcase a new generation of full page document scanners for kiosks.

This product launch and the recent acquisition of Rochford Thompson both highlight 3M's commitment to the airline industry in addition to our well-established markets of passport issuance and border control.

    With more than 6,000 kiosk readers already installed, 3M and 3M Rochford Thompson are the leading providers of travel and identity document readers for the kiosk market place. The new 3M Kiosk Full Page Readers and 3M Kiosk ePassport Readers are designed specifically for integration into the latest generation of Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosks and automated gates. Used to facilitate the check-in process for airlines, hotels and car rental agencies, as well as to automate identity processing for frequent travelers and at automated border control points, the new readers will offer the combined technical capabilities of 3M and Rochford Thompson in a much reduced footprint. This size reduction is especially important for the latest designs of counter-top kiosks.

Product features include:

-- Compact and lightweight design

-- Rapid, full-page image capture

-- Machine-readable zone data extraction

-- Support of both passports and ID cards

-- Barcode reading

-- Easy-to-use, ergonomic design

-- Optional automatic e-Passport reading (regardless of chip location in document)

Commenting on the new products, Rich Sanders, business manager, 3M Security Systems Division stated, "This product launch and the recent acquisition of Rochford Thompson both highlight 3M's commitment to the airline industry in addition to our well-established markets of passport issuance and border control."

For a demonstration and further information, please visit the 3M Rochford Thompson booth (Number 12a), Sept. 5 - 7, 2007, at Check-in 07, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

3M brings more than 30 years of experience, a global presence, technical innovation and a strong customer focus to the secure document marketplace. 3M solutions cover a broad spectrum of enhanced travel and border security, including document issuance and border management.

3M Rochford Thompson has been at the forefront of secure document creation, inspection and scanning for over 30 years. Using its own continuously developed digital imaging technology, the company delivers scanning solutions for passports, visas, ID cards, airline tickets and credit cards. Customers include governments, airlines and travel companies, major global corporations and companies in the finance sector.

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