Reading Travel Docs using SimulScan

There is a pre - created default template within Simulscan to read travel documents. This template is available whether you choose to use DW or EMDK  [or Rho in the future] to leverage SimulScan within your line of business application. The MRZ [Machine Readable Zone] data in the travel doc details will be returned to the calling application.


You could get a quick demo up and running in one of two ways :

1. Using the SimulScan showcase app :

  • Launch the Simulscan Showcase app -> Edit Custom demo -> Simulscan DocCap template -> Default Templates -> Default –  Travel Doc -> Done
  • Start Simulscan -> Point at the travel doc.


2. Using the DataWedge demo app :

  • Launch DataWedge app  -> DWDemo -> Simulscan input -> Check Enabled
  • Template selection -> Default – TravelDoc.xml -> Back -> back
  • Configure the Intent Output -> Basic Data Formatting -> Suffix to data / Send Enter key, etc to emphasize demarcation between reads [Optional]
  • Launch the DWDemo app -> Press the trigger button or the Yellow scan button on the screen.
  • Repeat to showcase multiple reads getting captured in the app one after the other.


In the interest of UX, this template is configured to work with the Imager. If you prefer the Camera, you could configure the input_source parameter accordingly in the DataWedge profile.

Attached are images to help with the device/travel doc ergonomics in both cases.



Anonymous (not verified)

Glad you found this blog Ken !

ADF is available via Datawedge. Both SimulScan and Datawedge are included out of the box on the latest TC75. The ADF capabilities for the Datawedge Simulscan plug in is very similar to the Datawedge Scanner Plug in's.

The released Rev A version of TC75 is 23257 -- X1-23257-K-11-04-00-MV. Could you please use that image as your baseline ?

Could you please retry with the above and let us know your concerns or questions ?



Kenneth Haley

I just upgraded one to the GMS version.  I will try the K11 and see if that works.  Thanks

Kenneth Haley

I created a Template to read passports.  It seems to take a picture of the area I selected in the template but is having trouble reading the data there.  I am wondering if its the passport material. I will attach the results.  I blocked out the passport number on purpose.

It won't allow me to attach the image. I will email it to Ana.

Kenneth Haley


This is great with the scanner. I would like to alter the output data with some ADF if possible.    I see some differences with the Simulscan on the new TC75 software I have versus the TC75 older software.  Lets discuss at your convenience.

Kenneth Haley


Shouldn't the Simulscan be available on the TC70 as well?  I have two devices I am working on with the latest code online . G1- 112414 Release Keys

I just did a factory reset on the TC70 and still don't see the Simulscan loaded on the device.