Northfield, Ill., July 15, 2008Digital Check, a leading provider of desktop check scanners for the remote deposit capture and financial industry, announced the availability of release 9.0 of its application programming interface (API) software with improved features unique to Digital Check scanners. The API v9.0 release contains a number of enhancements supporting Digital Check’s new CheXpress® CX30 merchant, small and medium business scanner and the company’s TellerScan® product line, including specialized functionality for identifying and processing money orders.
 
The CheXpress CX30 is the first low cost, commercial grade scanner designed for remote deposit that does not compromise functionality or features of bank quality scanners.  The API v9.0 release includes support for the CX30’s patent pending adaptive MICR recognition capability and scan and return mode of operation. The CheXpress CX30 is the first small scanner that reads the varying qualities of magnetic inks produced by desktop check printing applications, including support for printed checks with MICR intensity ranging from 40% to 200%.

With the capabilities of API v9.0, the CheXpress CX30 is the first scanner in its class to support 300 and 240 dpi scanning in black and white, grayscale and color. The API also supports endorsements either before or after scanning.

The API v9.0 release contains several enhancements designed to solve common issues encountered by remote deposit customers. Digital Check’s financial institution clients identified money orders as their most difficult image capture problem. API v9.0 identifies money orders during the scanning process and applies specific image processing functions that generate a clearer image and enable more effective capture of critical check information. A second customer usability enhancement in API v9.0 improves the ability to scan and process damaged or torn checks without use of a check carrier.

Digital Check utilizes a single API across all of their desktop scanning devices, providing ease of maintenance for their software application partners. The v9.0 release represents the company’s initial support of the Linux operating system, which is in increasing demand from overseas and OEM markets. API v9.0 also includes remote monitoring for the TellerScan line of products, allowing financial institution customers to track scanner performance and assist with asset tracking.

“We continue to push new innovations into our API and scanners that address the real world problems our customers face. Our latest release is focused on the unique requirements of the growing worldwide market of remote deposit capture,” said John Gainer, Digital Check executive vice president. “We have designed our API so that our software partners have an easy way to leverage the power of our scanners with their software applications. The flexibility of our API is a critical success factor behind our wide acceptance by the distributed capture software market.”