Magnetic Stripes and Two Dimensional (2D) Bar Codes are the
primary types of in machine readable technology in use on state
issued drivers licenses and ID cards. When buying an ID
Scanner, check the
coverage map to see what
type of reader (magnetic and/or bar code) is required for the IDs
you normally check. The CardVisor ID Scanner can be purchased
to just a magnetic card reader and field upgraded read 2D bar codes.
Below is an image of the back of a new Florida license which as of
March 2004 added the 2D bar code.
Scan the 2D bar code - (see image below) which is on the same
side as the Gold Chip or Integrated Circuit.
Do NOT scan the Magnetic Stripe as it is typically blank so scanning
does not work.
Click Here to See
Quick Start Guide
on Scanning Military IDs
Scanning Military IDs Guide
Visit the coverage map
to determine if a Bar Code reader is required for the IDs presented
at your location.