Recently a company advertised that the Sony Passport System was approved by the Home Office. We at System Insight knew this to be untrue as is in fact the Home Office doesn't have any procedures in place for approving equipment.
As we are always striving to provide our customers with the correct information we complained to the ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) and our complaint was investigated and upheld.
The HM Border and Immigration Service do however successfully use Hi-Ti 640ID and BS-iD400 Photo Printers as do other government agencies.
Sony UPX-C200 Digital ID & Passport Photo System
The Sony UPX-C200 Digital Printing System is designed to provide high quality Passport / ID photos and mini portraits in a variety of useful print sizes. The system consists of a digital photo printer, which reproduces photo-quality prints at a high resolution of 403 dpi, plus a 4 megapixel digital still camera, which combines exceptional image quality and a well-designed feature set in a single unit.
With state-of-the-art wireless Bluetooth®* technology built into the system, the UPX-C200 enables you to transmit data between a camera and printer without the need for cable connections.
This ensures high operating efficiency at every stage, from image capture to printing. Delivering a variety of photo services in a single system that boosts quality and efficiency, the Sony UPX-C200 is the ideal solution for today's Passport/ID photo and mini portrait applications.
Please Note: Although the UPX-C200 uses Bluetooth® technology. The wireless connectivity is only available between the UPX-C200 camera and the UPX-C200 printer, or between the UPX-C200 camera and the optional UP-DX100 digital photo printer.
Other Bluetooth® devices cannot be configured with this system.
The Digital Printing System comes with a PC connectivity kit, which further enhances the flexibility of the system. All of the images stored in the camera's internal memory can be saved onto a PC. You can also add the date to your photos.
PC Utility Software
The software not only lets you archive the images stored in the camera to a PC, it also lets you print a mix of black and white and colour images, as well as print up to 12 different poses on one sheet of media.
Features Summary: • Wireless connectivity - Bluetooth® technology • Versatile printing • Quick Review • Colour and B/W printing • PC connectivity • Get best quality result • Compact, space-saving design • Perfectly sized images
All functions - including printing, image size adjustments etc - can be performed easily from the digital camera.
Up to 3 printers can be connected to the Camera simultaneously by the Bluetooth® interface. When using 3 printers the printout time goes down from 75 seconds/sheet to 40 seconds/sheet, when using the X34 media.
4 Mega Pixel resolution.
With a 4 Mega pixel resolution, the quality is now at the same level as 35 mm ID-photo process through a MiniLab. (UPX-C200 (UP-DX100) printer has 403 dpi resolution).
Various print sizes - Value pack printing.
Up to 16 different print sizes (when using X46 media) can be printed. The value pack printing options allow you to create combinations of different or the same images of different sizes on one sheet of media. So the consumer can get much more choice about what size they want to have. Full bleed (edge-to-edge) mini portrait is a hot new feature.
203 (W) x 85 (H) x 305 (D) mm
(8 x 3 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches)
Approx. 2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz)
UL60950, FCC Part 15 Subpart C (247), CSA No950, IC RSS-210, ICES-003, EN60950, EN300328-1, -2, EN301489-1, -17, EN55022+55024(class B), EN61000-3-2 / EN61000-3-3, CCC (GB4943 + GB9254 +17625.1), Wireless Telegraph Law: No.653, MIC (CISPR22 + CISPR24 + IEC61000), Ministry of Information and Communication Republic of Korea - No.2001-67