• Why Do Our Scanner Cleaning Cards Have Bumps? (The Reason Behind ‘Waffle’ Cards)

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    Every once in a while, someone will ask why our cleaning cards have their distinctive “waffle” design with a grid of alternating raised and indented bumps. Some of our long-time customers might remember that they weren’t always this way – for years, our standard cleaning card was simply a flat, cotton-lined piece of thin cardboard...

  • Here are All the New Products We’ve Introduced This Fall

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    It’s been a busy fall season at Digital Check, with FOUR new products released in October and November. Some of these are updates to (or replacements for) existing models, while others are brand-new products altogether. To help keep things straight, we’ve compiled a summary of all the additions, subtractions and changes that have happened recently....

  • DCC Does Good: Digital Check Visits Houston to Aid Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Effort

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    In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Southeast Texas, devastating much of the Houston area with high winds and flooding. At the time, Digital Check pledged to donate $1 to Harvey relief efforts for each new scanner we sold through the end of that year – eventually amounting to tens of thousands of dollars....

  • Cross-Border Deposits Update: Can Canadian Checks be Scanned in America?

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    Many of our Canadian customers – and our customers in the northern United States – have long been asking when it would be possible for checks (or cheques, depending) to be cleared electronically across the border. It’s something that everyone has wanted since Canada’s new clearing system launched in late 2014, but which – as...

  • Digital Check Acquires SmartSource – Two Years Later

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    Two years ago, today, on September 19, 2016, Digital Check announced one of the most important moves in our company’s history: The acquisition of the SmartSource scanner line from Burroughs, Inc. This was the boldest deal we’ve ever made – not only in terms of its dollar value, but also because of the incredibly complex...

  • Two Simple Rules That Can Spot Nearly Every Email Phishing Scam

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    (Note: This message was originally intended for our own employees, but we decided to post it publicly, since it could benefit any of our customers or partners who might be targeted by similar attempts.) Phishing scams are no joke, and in recent months we’ve seen a huge influx of scam messages purporting to be from...

  • Postal Banking: No Need to Play the Political Game

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    About three years removed from the last time it made headlines, postal banking reprised its role in the spotlight last month thanks to a new Senate proposal that would have the U.S. Post Office offer financial services. It’s the first significant action on the matter since the Office of the Inspector General first raised the...

  • That “Paper Jam” May Just Mean Your Scanner Needs Cleaning

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    In recent months, we’ve received a number of support requests for SmartSource check scanners in which users have reported “paper jams” or feeding issues that turned out to be something entirely different. Of course, when your scanner gives you a warning message that looks like there’s a paper jam, in 99% of cases the cause...

  • Why P2P and Mobile Payments Are (Always) Just Around the Corner

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    Last weekend, my stepson was out shooting some scenes with his high school film club. Around lunchtime, we had the following exchange of text messages: Him: “Hi, we’re up the street at Which Wich. Can you use something called Venmo and send my friend Justin $8.50 for lunch.” Me: “I don’t have Venmo, can I...

  • What British Banks Are Thinking On The Eve Of Image-Based Cheque Clearing

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    Rob Palmer from Bank of Montreal addresses the audience at the 3rd Annual Cheque Imaging Conference in London. Earlier this month, around 40 representatives from Britain’s major banks joined us in London for the Third Annual Conference on Cheque Imaging and Remote Deposit Capture – a yearly event that Digital Check has held in conjunction...

  • Digital Check to Host London Seminar on Eve of Electronic Cheque Clearing’s Debut

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    On October 7, Digital Check and its UK distribution partner, Checkprint Ltd., will host an educational seminar in London, focused on that country’s upcoming transition to electronic cheque clearing. After years of planning, the British banking system is slated to “turn on” its image exchange system for the first users on October 31, ramping up...

  • Learning Quality Firsthand: 3M and the Microfilm Copy Machine

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    The DocuCopy series of microfilm copy machines landed a big client in 3M – and demanded a whole new set of rigorous production controls to meet quality standards. Under the OST and EOM names, Digital Check’s precursors in California worked on a lot of high-tech, high-profile projects. But as the 1980s dawned, analog began giving...

  • Where Cash Is not King: Argentina’s Hyperinflation Makes Checks Preferred Over Physical Currency

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    Some strange things can happen when you have 50 percent annual inflation. And strange things have certainly been happening lately in Argentina, where soaring prices (the result of economic missteps by the previous government) have made cash into a liability – leading to what would usually be considered extraordinary spending and payment practices. Most recently,...

  • Why the Fed’s New Payment Processing System Is Good News for the Future of Checks

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    It wasn’t a bombshell announcement or a major upcoming change for the industry, but the Federal Reserve Bank’s upcoming rollout of a new payments platform contained a subtle but important bit of good news for the future of check payments in the United States. Last month at the RDC Forum: Atlanta – a new event...

  • Universal Cleaning Card For All Digital Check, SmartSource Scanners

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    There’s good news for anyone who buys supplies online at the Digital Check store: We now have a single type of cleaning card that works for both Digital Check and SmartSource-branded check scanners. Actually, there’s no change to the cards themselves – we simply confirmed, through extensive testing, that existing Digital Check-branded cleaning cards also...