Drivers License Scanner

Driver's License Scanners/Readers for Electronic Ticketing

electronic ticketing

What is a drivers license scanner?

A drivers license scanner is used for e-citation and incident reporting to electronically capture the information on the front of a driver’s license. Driver’s licenses come with a unique PDF417 barcode on the back, approved by the AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators). All of the motorist’s personal information that is found on the front of a driver’s license is stored in the PDF417 barcode. Instead of manually typing in or hand writing this information to complete a traffic citation or report, Officers can instantly scan this barcode with the 4910LR Drivers License reader and populate ecitation or incident report form fields on your laptop or tablet.

Added benefits of the 4910LR drivers license reader include: gray scale image capture, compatibility with many public and private software applications, you can also scan vehicle registrations & all North American driver’s licenses. The 4910LR DL reader is purpose built from the voice of law enforcement, created directly by collaborating with state and local Law Enforcement agencies. Learn more about the creation of the 4910LR below. 

The 4910LR drivers license scanners helps you keep your eyes on the motorist in front of you and get off the side of the road quicker.

Benefits of Electronic DL Data Capture

Officer Safety

Filling out manual citations from your vehicle requires time and attention. With the 4910LR mic-style scanner, Officers can keep their eyes on the motorist in front of them as they scan a driver’s license instead of diverting attention to manually typing a citation or handwriting a citation. Maintain situational awareness, get off the side of the road quicker and back on patrol increasing Officer and community safety.

[eGuide]: Your Guide to eCitation from Start to Finish
Learn the benefits of electronic ticketing, including how eCitation assists with Officer Safety.

Fast & Error Free

Electronic ticketing saves the time an Officer would spend writing out citations or typing them into their laptop. An electronic citation takes between 3-5 minutes to complete, where a handwritten citation can take upwards of 15-20 minutes. By eliminating handwritten citations and manual hand-typed citations, you are eliminating human error and reducing the number of tickets that could potentially get dismissed in court.

[Case Study] St. Matthews Police Department Moves to eCitation
“ I probably went from writing 10 citations a week to 30 with my new [4910LR] scanner.”

Built From Your Voice

The 4910LR drivers license reader is an eCitation scanner built from the voice of Law Enforcement. This is not a traditional grocery store, gun- style barcode scanner. It performs superiorly to its competitors because it was developed for one purpose only: in-vehicle patrol car applications. The size, shape and weight resemble the familiar radio-mic. This drivers license reader is easy to store with the add-on purpose built magnetic mount.

Efficient, Performant

Let the scanner do the work for you. The purpose built 4910LR is an omni-directional scanner & has a red LED aiming light, meaning you can scan a barcode in any direction on the first try. This drivers license scanner works in all lighting conditions, including bright sunlight, and when you are out patrolling at night. In addition to easy scanning, the 4910 also has gray scale imaging capabilities for capturing signatures, crash sketches, or an image of a driver’s license. These images can easily be attached to your reports.

4910LR Drivers License Scanner: Designed and Built From the Voice of Law Enforcement

The 4910LR is a purpose-built drivers license scanner for ecitation, crash and incident reporting. The 4910LR is the only eCitation scanner built for Law Enforcement, directly from the voice of patrol officers and state troopers. 

After a casual conversation with a state police agency, it was uncovered that law enforcement had many pain points with their current ecitation barcode scanner. Utilizing our knowledge and ability in AIDC technology (Auto Identification and Data Capture – a fancy term for data collection technology) and our internal engineering capabilities, we jumped at the opportunity to build a new ecitation barcode scanner by collaborating with Law Enforcement.  Over the years of collaboration and feedback, three generations of the 4910LR were created: the 4710LR, the 4810LR and the 4910LR. Each generation of the driver’s license barcode scanner was updated from your voice – and were improved to meet an Officer’s unique needs. 

We are proud to work with and for Law Enforcement – bringing your ideas to reality.

2018 4910LR Magnetic Mount

In 2018 the Magnetic Mount for the 4910LR was launched, again created from Law Enforcement feedback. 

We heard from many Officers that they were not using the mic-style clip as much as they wanted to and often times didn’t clip their 4910LR in place at all.

We went to work and created a magnetic mount. All you need to do is get the scanner near the magnetic mount, and the scanner grabs the magnet and is held firmly in place. 

2013 - 4910LR

During the lifespan of the 4810LR, the L-Tron team was documenting all feedback from Officers using the 4710 and 4810 driver’s license scanners – recommendations for improvement, wish lists, new features they wanted to see, etc. Again, working alongside local & state agencies,  L-Tron engineers went to the drawing board (the first concept drawing of the 4910LR was on a napkin!) Evaluation units were sent out for agencies to test and we continued to gather feedback. The end result was the 4910LR – an ergonomic, heavier, microphone-style driver’s license reader with many enhanced scanning and imaging features. The Black Beauty was born.

2008 - 4810LR

4810LR DL Reader

Our engineers went back to work to create a new DL Reader for the patrol car when the 4710LR hardware was nearing end of life. This required a redesign and focused on form, fit and function. A smaller and lighter form factor was selected, and the new 4810 resembled the familiar radio microphone found in patrol cars. More robust mounting was added, as well as a coiled USB cable and custom firmware. This second gen model was not a product designed for a retail counter or a factory floor, it was again built from the voice of Law Enforcement.

2003/2004 - 4710LR

4710LR DL Reader

The 4710LR was designed and built from the voice of Law Enforcement. This DL reader was the first electronic ticketing scanner designed and built for law enforcement. We worked alongside several agencies throughout the whole process. What made the 4710LR unique were features incorporated directly from agency feedback: 
• It didn’t have a handle (like your librarian or grocery store scanner).
• Officers could now easily & safely mount and store this scanner.
• Ended the need of an added power brick (your vehicles are crowded enough).
• Added functionality of grayscale image capture to easily attach images to incident reports.

4910LR Driver's License Reader


Quick Facts:

  • Scans in all lighting conditions 
  • Gray-scale image capture capabilities
  • Upgrade your 4910LR with a magnetic mount clip for easier mounting and storing
    Click for Mag Mount Details

L-Tron 4910LR DL Reader
PN: 4910LR-152-LTRK

Why we love it: This DL Reader was developed by you, for you, specifically for eCitation. 
It has a familiar microphone style size and weight and scans in all lighting conditions. It even scans hard to read, highly reflective surfaces and damaged barcodes. Use the gray-scale image capture for report-enhancing photos, ink on paper sketches, and intelligent signature capture. We work to serve you. 

The latest model, the 4910LR-152-LTRK, is purpose built from the voice of Law Enforcement.

You’ve told us that you don’t like those heavy, clunky ‘Walmart scanners’ and ‘library scanners’ so we went to work for you. We first came out with the first gen 4710LR, and have since made improvements to the design with your thoughts, feedback and ideas. What’s even better? The 4910LR is compatible with most public and private eCitation software applications including: TraCS, digiTICKET, MOVE, eCWS, KYOPS, SECTOR, and E-TIX. For more information on software information, click here.

Thousands of 4910LR DL Readers are deployed across the country and are being used by Officers every day.

4910LR Magnetic Mount

4910lr magnetic mount

Quick Facts:

  • 70lb engacement force
  • Keep your 4910LR secure, prevent it from going airborne
  • Compatible with the 4910LR-151 and 4910LR-152 models

L-Tron Magnetic mount for the 4910LR DL Reader
PN: 4910LR-MM

2018: Officers and police agencies were telling us that they usually didn’t like the standard mic clip for the 4910LR. Listening to feedback and Officer pain points, our team went to work and developed the easy-to-use magnetic mount designed for the 4910LR. 

 The magnetic mount was built with a self centering design making it quick and easy to place the 4910LR to the mount. As soon as the scanner mag mount is close, the magnet engages the 4910 scanner, holding it securely in place. Its just as easy and quick to release the 4910LR for use.

The 4910LR magnetic mount uses an N52 grade Neodymium magnet. It is a high grade, small magnet with a lot of power. It has rare earth properties to withstand rugged environments like your patrol car.

4810LR Driver's License Reader

End-of-life in 2013

Quick Facts:

  • PDF image Reader decodes linear and PDF-417 symbologies and captures images
  • Omnidirectional reading of linear, AAMVA PDF-417, MicroPDF417
  • TraCS compatible imaging firmware
  • EOL (date)

L-Tron 4810LR DL Reader (CCD 2D Barcode Reader for in-vehicle use)
PN 4810LR-153-LTRK

Note: This product has been replaced with the 4910LR.

The TraCS compatible 4810LR was launched in 2008. This ecitation barcode scanner reads the barcodes found on driver’s licenses and registrations to automate data capture for ecitation, crash and incident reports. It also has imaging capabilities. 

The 4810LR-153-LTRK kit came ready to install. Connect the compact scanner to the USB Port of the vehicle computer including drivers for Microsoft Windows 2000, and XP which map the USB connection to a virtual com port. 

Features of the 4810LR include: 
– Optimized focal point and illumination for reading driver licenses and registrations
– Small size
– Integral microphone button compatible with microphone clip

4710LR Driver's License Reader

4710LR DL Reader
End-of-life in 2008

Quick Facts:

  • 2D image reader decoding linear and 2D barcodes
  • Omnidirectional scanning of AAMVA and PDF-417 barcodes
  • TraCS compatible imaging firmware

L-Tron 4710LR DL Reader (Hand Held Products Custom Imaging Scanner)
PN 4710131-LTRK-USB

Note: This product has been replaced with the 4910LR.

The first law enforcement barcode scanner, the 4710LR, was launched in 2004. This drivers license scanner was purpose-built from the voice of Law Enforcement to easily scan drivers license barcodes and registrations for electronic ticketing and incident reporting.  

The 4710131 Kit is not the traditional gun-style scanner. It doesn’t have a handle and fits nicely into your hand. It is easy to install and connects to the USB port of your in-vehicle computer. 

The 4710131 Kit contains all you need for install and connect a compact 4710 scanner to the USB port of the in-vehicle computer including drivers for Microsoft Windows ME, 98SE, 2000, and XP which map the USB connection to a virtual com port at installation.

Your Word on the Street



Visit our eCitation Resource Center for case studies and videos, read Officer and Agency success stories, whitepapers and eGuides, and explore more e-citation products and mounting options.

[eGuide]: Your Guide to eCitation from start to Finish

Whether you are experienced or brand new to ecitation, this guide will walk you through the history of electronic ticketing, the benefits of ecitation, current equipment, funding tips, officer safety benefits and more.

[Case Study]: Traffic Citations Incident Reporting with the 4910LR

Gates Police Department talks to their transition to the 4910LR. Prior to using this DL reader, their old models were breaking frequently and not scanning effectively. Hear the benefits they saw from their transition.

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