Trade show season is in full swing, and we just wrapped up the ProfitStars Educational Conference (PEC) in Orlando. This has always been one of my favorite shows, because even though you might think it’s focused only on remote deposit capture, it tends to attract a good cross-section of customers from several of Jack Henry and Associates’ divisions. So for someone in the check imaging business, that means we see a good mix of remote deposit, teller capture and branch capture users all in the same place.

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This was the first time we’ve had a chance to do live demos of the new redesigned BranchXpress BX7200, and it was certainly a great feeling to see the interest it received as an alternative to current bulky production-scale branch capture machines.

On the opposite end of the scale, another theme we noticed was the attention that’s being focused on the physical size of teller electronics. Besides providing an opportunity to shamelessly plug our own TS240/TTP check scanner and receipt printer, it was interesting to see the dilemma that an increasing numbers of banks are facing: There are more and more useful gadgets that help tellers do their jobs, but there’s only so much counter space to go around. Are we going to see a movement toward more all-in-one devices, smaller individual devices, or some combination of both? I won’t pretend to answer that here, but it’s definitely something I’m keeping an eye on.

Thanks to ProfitStars for putting on another successful show, and to everyone who stopped by to visit us in the exhibit hall on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll see you again next year!