ID Station Photomatic

Advanced Biometric Technology With ICAO Compliant Software.

If you want a passport photo system that will always take a good quality passport photo, even if a part-timer takes the picture, you should go for the ID station Photomatic. The user doesn’t need to touch the camera, they simply click on the “take photo” button. The Photomatic software will take care of the rest.

This makes ID station Photomatic the fastest and most reliable, easy-to-use system in the world! No batteries, no wireless network, no Bluetooth, no SD cards. No more surprises, no more rejections.

How Does It Work?

Taking official passport photos with ID station Photomatic is very easy:

Step 1 : Capture

To start taking pictures tab on the “Start Camera” button. The software will start the Canon camera and will show the camera’s live view on screen. Users do not have to operate the camera nor even touch it. They just tab on the screen to take a picture. Take as many pictures as you like. All captured images are available as previews.

Step 2 : Select

Select one of the previews by clicking on it. Now just sit back and watch the biometric engine do all the work. It will first process the image and turn it into a perfectly aligned and cropped passport photo. Then it will run a full ICAO compliance and quality check. The results are shown on screen in just a few seconds.

Step 3 : Print

Just click on “Print” and in less than 12 seconds the passport photos are ready. Yes, it’s that easy.

Photomatic mode

Users do not have to operate or understand the camera. They only have to tab the sceen while the Photomatic mode controls and operates the camera. It’s a unique feature that ensures constant quality no matter who is operating the system.

Reliable and fast

ID station Photomatic is a wired and “closed” system. Pictures are transferred from the camera directly into the tablet. No taking out memory cards or wireless connection that may be slow or unreliable. It always works. Very fast. Camera and tablet operate on AC power, so no batteries nor needing to charge anything. ID station Photomatis is designed to be 100% reliable.

Minimise hassle and rejections

Biometric passports require passport photos that meet the strict ICAO specifications. ID station software features a compliance check. It will check every ID photo before it is printed. For any country. Minimize rejections with ID station.

Make more money

ID station will maximize your profits. The paper size is 4×6″ (10x15cm) allowing 6 or 8 passport photos to be printed on one sheet. It also lets you print special templates, portrait photos or combinations. Print the ICAO certification and add it to the passport photo sale. Save and email the ID photo for on-line applications such as VISA applications, renewal services and on-line subscription services.


The ID station Photomatic is very fast. Pictures are read from the camera using the USB connection which is very fast. Printing time for a set of passport photos is just about 10 seconds. ID station Photomatic is the fastest ID photo system in the world!

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ICAO compliance check

ID station state of the art biometric engine automatically checks photos against ICAO, ISO and local regulation. It spots prohibited criteria such as shadows, hair over eyes, sunglasses, hotspots and many more. ID station prints an ICAO certificate showing all test results, a huge added value to your ID photo service.

Auto face alignment

ID station uses artificial intelligence to automatically process captured images into perfect ID photos. The benefit is fast, hassle-free processing. No need for manual adjustment, no need to carefully align the camera. Just point, shoot and let ID station do the rest.

Photomatic mode

The Photomatic mode controls the camera. It’s an unique feature and guarantees anybody will be able to take excellent passport photos. A live feed from the camera is displayed on the tablet.

Many countries

ID station features templates for Passport and Visa photos for many countries. The auto face alignment and compliance check use these templates too. ID station automatically processes a captured image into a perfect ID photo and will check its compliance…..for any country!

Designed for retail

Even without photographic skills, retail staff can make ICAO compliant ID photos.

Maximise your profits

Maximise your profits and enhance your ID photo service. ID station offers lots of up-sale potential: printed ICAO certificates, portrait photos, corporate ID cards, saving or emailing ID photos at the customer’s request.

Background check and edit

Background colour and brightness of passport photos is important and varies between countries. ID station features a background check and a software tool to improve and change the background colour.

Ready for the Future

ID station is ready for the future. More and more applications evolve into an on-line service asking users to upload an ID photo (JPEG) while maintaining the strict ICAO requirements. With ID station and you run a professional DIGITAL passport photo service. In such an easy way that everyone can do it, even unexperienced staff. The Photomatic software gas a template for all relevant online applications, such as online applications and renewals of passports, ID cards, dirving licenses, VISA, greencards and so on. offers a secure and professional service, not using email (emails with photo attachments are often blocked) but using a secure cloud storage system.


Printer Specifications

The ID station OEM printer!

  • Type : Dye-sub roll printer
  • Capacity : 300 sheets OEM coded
  • Speed : approx 10 sec. per print
  • Resolution : 300 dpi
  • Dimension 10.7” (w) x 6.6” (h) x 13.8” (d) -272 (w) x 168 (h) x 351(d) mm
  • Weight : less than 10 kg / 4.85 lbs
  • Power : 110-240V AC power adapter
  • Warranty : 2 years carry-in

Tablet Specifications

The W11 tablet with Photomatic 8 software

  • Type : 11.6″ Windows 10 tablet
  • Touch : 10-point multi-touch touch screen
  • Keyboard : detachable magnetic keyboard
  • Processor : Intel QuadCore processor
  • Memory : 6GB RAM, 128Gb flash drive
  • USB : USB-C port and USB 2.0 in tablet
  • Weight : approx. 1,1 kg
  • Power : 110-240V AC power adapter
  • Warranty : 1 year carry-in

Camera Specifications

  • Canon DSLR camera (2000d/Rebel T8) with a 18-55mm lens.
  • Directly connected to tablet with a USB cable.
  • AC 110-240V~ power supply integrated into the cable (5m long).
  • Camera’s live view is displayed on the tablet.

Software Specifications

  • App : Photomatic 8 biometric software
  • Support : TeamViewer client software
  • OS : Microsoft Windows 10