The Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system offers a wide range of advanced capabilities to enhance both program and document security, while minimizing overall program costs. This high-speed system features true field modularity which allows you to integrate new capabilities as they become available without investing in a new platform.


Exceptional security
Protect documents and data with advanced personalization technologies. Incorporate Datacard LinkJet™ and PersoCurv™ security features, 3D photos, laser ablation and more to significantly minimize forgeries and counterfeits. Leverage logical security features to protect demographics, biometrics and other proprietary information.

Configurable for redundancy and production efficiency
Accommodate specific security and productivity requirements with a system design that has true field modularity. New modules can be added at any time to implement new technologies.   

Powerful laser engraving and color inkjet options 
Generate up to 200 passports per hour with an innovative, high-speed fiber laser that requires no external cooling or an inkjet module with an ultra-smooth transport.  Produce more passports in less time — for less money.

Flexible Passport issuance
Issue a wider range of passport types, including e-passports. The chip encoding module is compatible with chips from a wide range of manufacturers.  Use multiple input trays and selective picking software capabilities to run multiple booklet types.

Datacard® Intelligent Supplies Technology™
Enhance durability and security with highly secure overlays that use powerful adhesives to protect critical passport information.

System controller 
The system controller software controls the data flow and module operation throughout the personalization process, providing the operator with real-time updates via an easy-to-use graphical interface.


Passport input 
Feeds blank passport booklets into the system with high reliability. Multiple input modules are available for added capacity or for more flexible production options.

Booklet leafing 
Automatically open closed passport booklets to a specified page and confirm proper page prior to personalization.

Laser engraving 
Engrave photos, laser ablated images, tilted laser images (CLI, MLI, 3D photo), text, bar codes, PersoCurv™ security feature, logos and other graphics with speed and precision.

Chip Encoding 
Securely program contactless chips embedded within passport booklets.

Color Inkjet 
Personalize the paper pages of a passport booklet in color or black-and-white with exceptionally clear and crisp inkjet printing, including the Datacard LinkJet™ security feature.

Secure Overlay
Apply customized passport security overlays.

Quality Assurance
The quality assurance module increases confidence in mission-critical documents by adding automated verification steps prior to passport issuance.

Booklet closing 
Close personalized passport booklets prior to final output.

Passport output 
Stack approved and rejected booklets in separate trays.

System Specifications
Rated Speed Up to 200 passports per hour
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7
Maximum Configuration 33 modules
Laser Classification Class 1 laser product
Passport Booklets ICAO 9303 compliant (88mm x 125mm), maximum spine thickness of 6.5mm; supports ID-3 ICAO 9303 compliant booklets; alternative sizes may be available upon request
System Height 127.3cm to top of module
System Depth 85.85cm
Electrical Requirements 230V, 50/60 Hz, 12 Amps
Operating Requirements Room temperature: 65° to 80° F (18° to 27° C); Humidity: 20% to 85% (non-condensing)
Storage Requirements Room temperature: -50° to 130° F (-46° to 54° C); Humidity: 0% to 100% (non-condensing)
Agency Approvals FCC and CE Compliant, RoHS compliant