SmartSource Adaptive

Full-Page Check & Document Scanner

The SmartSource Adaptive is the only scanner specifically built for the purpose of taking mixed batches of checks and other documents up to full-page size – that’s all at once, not in separate passes. The picture you see on the right is how it really works!
This one-of-a-kind device is ideal for any business, bank, or government agency that needs to capture payments along with associated documents such as invoices, purchase orders, or other records.

Key Features & Specifications

  • Scan mixed batches of checks and other documents together in one batch
  • Captures up to 105 checks per minute
  • Up to 78 full-page documents per minute
  • Full MICR reading capability
  • Up to 4-line rear Inkjet endorsing option
  • Export in multiple formats and resolutions
  • Maximum document size: 8.5″ x 14.2″
    (21.6 cm x 36.1 cm)
  • Uses PN: 822120984 – SmartSource Multi-line Inkjet Cartridge

Does the Job of Two Scanners at Once

No need for a separate check scanner and flatbed …


A big challenge when you’re dealing with checks and other documents together is that few scanners are suited for both.

Check scanners are great at the job they’re made for — but they’re only designed for items up to a certain size. Flatbeds, and even high-speed office scanners, handle full pages well, but they can’t print endorsements or capture the MICR information that the banks need. Most people that need to keep electronic copies of both are stuck using two different devices: One for checks, and the other for invoices and other records.

The SmartSource Adaptive changes all that. It’s a professional-grade, high-speed scanner that can capture almost 80 full-page documents per minute — and also has all the critical abilities of a bank-quality check scanner. Few other devices in the world can do what the Adaptive does.

Case Study: Payments and Record-Keeping Across Two Different Systems

Nutrien Ag Solutions is North America’s largest retailer that sells directly to farmers and growers. With more than 2,000 locations scattered across rural areas all over the continent, keeping track of each customer and each payment is a big job.

Because of the unique nature of the agricultural business, every customer is different, and that includes payment methods and schedules. Tracking each payment along with the correct customer record and invoice takes on extra importance when both purchases and payments might be seasonal or cyclical, and may not match each other on a 1:1 basis. Nutrien has been in the process of rolling out a unified, electronic customer database, and has leveraged the SmartSource Adaptive to import checks and other documents together. This has made record-keeping easier and more accessible, as well as eliminated highly manual processes involving multiple scanners for input.

The high dollar value of a typical agricultural purchase has also made the check an especially advantageous payment method. And since many of Nutrien’s branches are located in rural areas, electronic deposits have taken on even more value — a case where “remote” deposit really means it.

See case study >>

A Growing Family

If you have mixed batches of documents to scan, but don’t quite have the volume to justify a high-speed scanner,
then the SmartSource Micro Adaptive may be another attractive option.

Flexibility for Businesses of Any Size

For a long time, customers were asking whether any of our other, smaller scanners could handle non-check documents — and we heard you! The Adaptive is a big, production-grade machine that’s suitable for big batches of paperwork. But, if you’re the kind of business than only handles a few customer records at a time, perhaps something smaller is in order. That’s why we introduced the SmartSource Micro Adaptive, which was based on the design of our compact and inexpensive RDC scanner, the Micro Elite. Use the link above for more information.

Bank-Quality MICR Reading Across All Devices

All scanners in our Adaptive family contain the same bank-quality MICR reader as a scanner that you would find at a teller window. It’s one of the defining features that sets the Adaptive apart from ordinary scanners that are only suitable for non-payment documents. Few other mixed-batch devices can work directly with your bank’s deposit system while also exporting images to hundreds of third-party bookkeeping and customer management software packages.

User Manuals and other documentation can be found at this device’s product support page.

More Specifications

Unit Dimensions

  • Height: 11.3″ (28.8 cm)
  • Width: 6.4″ (16.2 cm)
  • Length: 20.2″ (51.3 cm)
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg)

Image Output

  • Image renditions available: up to (5) bitonal and gray images
  • Bitonal: 300, 240 or 200 dpi
  • Grayscale: 300, 240, 200, 150, 120 or 100 dpi (256 shades)

Document Sizes

  • Height (min./max.): 2.00 to 8.5 inches (5.08 to 21.59 cm)
  • Length (min./max.): 2.90 to 14.2 inches (7.37 to 36.07 cm)
  • Paper weight, nominal: 20 lb (75 gr/m2) to 24 lb (90 gr/m2)

Scan Speed

  • Up to 105 documents per minute (checks only)
  • Up to 78 documents per minute (A4/letter size)
  • Up to 65 documents per minute (legal size)