Ministry sergeant invents 'green' passport scanner

Abu Dhabi - The device, invented by Sergeant Amer Al Jabri marks a quantum leap towards enhancing police and security work.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 25 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 25 Oct 2015, 8:56 AM

A sergeant from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has invented a device that can scan and read all types of travel documents and passports used around the world. Lt.-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, reviewed the device at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters last week.
The device, invented by Sergeant Amer Al Jabri from the MoI's Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, "marks a quantum leap towards enhancing police and security work", said the MoI.
Sergeant Al Jabri said the device requires no electrical connections, and is made of eco-friendly materials that ensures the occupational safety of employees. "It is a low-cost device that includes a microscope, which provides a magnification of up to 20 times larger and clearer of the original image than in similar devices," he said.
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