Teller capture, the process of scanning checks and money orders at a bank teller window, has been widely adopted in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other parts of the world. Not to be confused with branch capture (or, back-counter capture), the collection of checks from multiple teller windows and transactions all scanned in larger batches, usually at the end of Teller Windowthe day, teller capture happens with the customer present.

A good teller capture scanner handles several hundred documents per day, with many quick starts and stops in succession. These scanners also deal with the occasional large batch of up to 100 checks deposited by merchants. For this reason, a multi-feed (“horseshoe”) check scanner is the optimal choice.

For basic teller window scanning, Digital Check’s TellerScan® TS240 provides a sturdy platform capable of scanning at up to 150 documents per minute at a modest cost. Designed to be energy efficient, accurate, and above all, durable, with many early model TS240s still in active service today, eight years after their introduction.

The newer TellerScan TS500, the premier choice for teller window scanning, improves upon previous designs to be faster, quieter, and easier to maintain. At up to 200 documents per minute, it stands out as among the fastest teller capture devices available, and includes auto-alignment, self-cleaning, and easy snap-in, snap-out replacement for key moving parts.

Since desktop space is a consideration, both the TS240 and TS500 offer a modular thermal printer as an add-on, while the TS500 features a built-in ID card scanner and built-in USB hub, and optional magstripe reader. The TS240 is also upgradable with the modular DockXpress® magstripe card reader and USB hub.