Datastrip's EasyRead handheld biometric reader is designed for the secure verification of travel documents. The mobile biometric device offers a one-step inspection procedure for securely validating Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and verifying document holders. The unit also provides features to support identity management for e-passports, as well as national ID cards, visas and other ID programs. It reads and inspects first- and second-generation e-passports and other documents in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization's 9303 standard and extended access control specifications. The device also reads border-crossing credentials and government-issued documents supporting US-VISIT and NEXUS Border Crossing programs. Additionally, the unit's high-capacity data storage and hot-swappable replacement batteries boost its efficiency and reliability in the field. The unit's capabilities also can be expanded to include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity to remote databases.