• One Simple Trick to Keep Your BranchXpress Scanner Running Perfectly

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    When it’s running smoothly, the BranchXpress BX7200 is one of the best high-speed sorting scanners that you can buy. But like any sophisticated piece of equipment, it needs a few adjustments periodically to stay in peak condition. One simple step in particular goes a long way toward keeping your BranchXpress rolling along at top speed....

  • Banks in India are Pushing Mobile – And It’s Working

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    Quick – can you name the ten countries with the highest percentage of the population using mobile banking? You probably guessed some combination of Japan, a few Western European countries, and a handful of other countries with “modern” banking systems, like Canada, Australia, South Korea, or maybe even the U.S. But you might be surprised...

  • Rising from the Ashes: How the Challenger Disaster Got Digital Check Into the Scanning Business

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    The first launch of the Challenger Space Shuttle in 1983. The explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986, shocked an entire nation and set the U.S. space program back for years. The aftermath affected thousands of individuals, companies and governments in ways that were impossible to predict. While most of those stories...

  • What the Ex-Im Bank Means to Digital Check and Its Customers

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    Visitors to the Export/Import Bank’s website are now greeted with a new message concering its uncertain status. If you’ve been following the news out of Washington, you may have noticed a long-simmering ideological fight over the future of the Export/Import Bank (Ex/Im Bank) coming to a head recently, as Congress has been unable to reach...

  • Ultraviolet Check Scanners Make Their Way Into Ireland, UK

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    This month, one of our partners in Europe, Checkprint, announced that it had closed a deal to ship about 1,200 TellerScan TS240-UV check scanners to Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB) as part of the bank’s project to replace old equipment. While we’re obviously glad for the sale, two other details make this exciting news for...

  • U.S. Could Learn a Lesson from India on Card-Not-Present Fraud

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    In 2014, credit card fraud cost American retailers $32 billion – enough to pay for seven Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carriers, with enough left over to build a state-of-the-art sports arena. So the news that we’re now just three months away from the conversion to EMV (also known as chip-and-PIN*) technology on credit and debit cards...

  • In the Groove: How Your Scanner Prevents Ink Smudges on the Camera

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    If you’ve ever opened up the inside cover of your TellerScan TS240 or CheXpress CX30 scanner, you may have noticed a shallow groove cut in the plastic camera housing. What is this groove, and what is it for? Well, like most of the miscellaneous parts in these devices, it’s there for a reason and there’s...

  • Taking Pictures for NASA: The Model 505 Data Reconstruction Camera

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    Before there were check scanners, Digital Check made a lot of other things under several different company names, mostly related to precision high-performance cameras and film projectors. One of our more interesting projects was the EOM Model 505, a special purpose camera built for NASA’s Mariner and Viking space programs. The Mariner 9 space probe...

  • Post Office Banking – Which Form Will It Finally Take?

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    Last January, the Office of the Inspector General made waves in banking circles when it released a report suggesting the Post Office should offer basic financial services at some or all of its 35,000-plus branches nationwide. The idea was initially scoffed at within the industry, with many of the established players chiming in with sentiments...

  • That’s Not Tape! An Expensive Scanner Mishap to Avoid

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    When we open a new electronic device, we’ve all become conditioned to expect various pieces of protective tape, stickers and pull tabs to be included in the packaging; it’s a natural reaction to want to pull them all off immediately. But be warned – you absolutely do not want to do this with a check...

  • What Goes Into Making an Apple Watch Banking App?

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    By the time you read this, the latest Apple Event of the Century will be in full swing, with the new Apple Watch nearing the end of its first full week on the market. With it will come a slew of new or repurposed apps, including mobile banking apps. But, unlike in past launches of...

  • Do Only Old People Write Checks? The Effect of Age On Payments Habits

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    “The remaining lifetime of the check is directly related to the death rate among citizens over age 65.” That comment from one of our overseas partners sums up a common perception of check usage in America, and for that matter, anywhere else. Paper checks are going away; they’re an archaic payment method; and the only...

  • Magnetic Interference: Why Your Scanner Isn’t a ”˜Fan’ of Desk Fans

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    Summer is approaching, which means it’s almost time for an unlucky few scanner users to become frustrated by intermittent problems reading the magnetic ink at the bottom of checks, also known as the MICR line. That’s because as it heats up, more electric fans and similar devices make their way on to countertops around the...

  • Digital Check at the Masters 2015

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    Every year, we enjoy a week full of fun and excitement at the Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. This picture was from early in our day on Tuesday and we were at the top of the seating gallery area for hole #16. We had a great day hosted by Digital Check CEO Tom...

  • Now Trending in Payments: Your Customers are Cheap

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    In the most recent issue of Digital Transactions magazine, two articles about consumer payment habits appeared side-by-side: The first titled “Bill Pay: Paper In, Digital Payments Out,” the second “ACH Adds Some Octane to a Retailer’s Mobile App.” While the two covered completely different subject matter, a common thread was the incredibly low threshold for...