• 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...

  • Seeing Stars: Building Editing Projectors in Hollywood

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    The footage captured for a full-length feature film can be quite daunting to go through in its entirety. It’s an old rule of video production that every minute on the screen takes at least an hour spent in the editing room – and that’s just for the easy stuff. For a big-time Hollywood film, it...

  • Digital Check Sponsors the First RDC Forum: Atlanta

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    Those of you in the industry are probably familiar with the RDC Summit, the annual event put on by RemoteDepositCapture.com that covered anything and everything related to scanning, depositing, and processing check images. The big news is, that event’s going away – at least for now – and in its place, the good folks at...

  • Phototypesetters: Reinventing the Printing Press

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    For more than 500 years, printing meant arranging metal letters into lines. That finally changed when photography let it happen with TV screens. The Linotype machine cast molten metal into letters in real time, a huge improvement over manual typesetting but still expensive and difficult. Few people would consider Ottmar Mergenthaler a household name, but...

  • Reminder: SmartSource Online Store is Moving in March

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    CUSTOMER BULLETIN ONLINE STORE TRANSITION NOTICE Bulletin #2017-001 February 21, 2017   SmartSource Online Store is Moving in March As part of Digital Check’s acquisition of the SmartSource line of scanners and equipment from Burroughs Inc., all SmartSource products will soon be moving from the burroughsstore.com online store to digitalcheck.com. After the transition date, you...

  • The Paper Check Lives!

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    Fed’s Payment Figures Show Surprising Slowdown in the Check’s Decline In case you missed it – and you may have, given that it was released just before the long Christmas holiday – the Federal Reserve’s latest Payments Study showed a remarkable turn in fortune for the paper check. While check usage had been plummeting for...