Micro Elite

RDC Scanner with a Compact Footprint

The SmartSource Micro Elite may be the perfect RDC scanner for low-volume environments, with its single-feed design and low price. The most sought-after qualities in scanners for remote deposit capture, or RDC, are affordability, size, and simplicity – and the Micro Elite delivers on all three fronts.

Measuring just 7 inches by 4 inches, the Micro Elite’s footprint on your desktop is not much bigger than a smartphone’s. And at a rated speed up to 45 documents per minute, it can handle checks and deposit slips just as fast as you can put them in. The Micro Elite delivers a great balance of performance and price for your remote deposit capture operation.

Key Features & Specifications

  • Single-feed operation at up to 45 documents per minute (or as fast as you can insert them)
  • Extremely small footprint — approx. 7″ x 5″ (18 x 13 cm)
  • Optional single-line inkjet endorser
  • Network-ready model available: Expert Micro Elite
  • Low power consumption: 18W running / 3W idle
  • Automatic cleaning mode
  • ID card capture in 600 dpi color
  • Uses ink cartridge: MS0083 (Digital Check single-line inkjet cartridge)

Compact Size, But Packs a Punch

Small. Reliable. Affordable.


It may be a single-feed scanner, but the SmartSource Micro Elite is made to handle documents as quickly as you can put them into the feeder. At a rated speed of up to 45 documents per minute, it’s about as fast as you can get while still being a single-feed device. It also includes an optional single-line inkjet endorser. And, it contains all the enhanced features of its big brothers in the SmartSource Elite series — an automatic cleaning mode, ID card capture, and a Smart LED color status indicator and control button.

Teller-grade components make the Micro Elite as durable and low-maintenance as many comparable devices priced twice as high. You can be sure that your scanner will be ready when you need it. With a rated lifespan of over 1 million scans, it can handle your RDC workload for years on end.

The Micro Elite SE (Serial Embedded) comes with onboard processing power to run the SmartSource API internally – meaning zero setup and maximum compatibility options for end users.

All the New Features of the “Enhanced” SmartSource Elite Series

Automatic Cleaning Mode & ID Card Capture

Even though it’s an RDC scanner, the Micro Elite comes with many of the great new features we developed for the teller line.

An automatic cleaning mode, as seen in the video at right, uses the motion of the feed mechanism to “scrub” the paper track and key components, making sure maintenance is done right. The LED indicator also reminds you when it’s time for a cleaning.

As with the Elite series models, if you have an older Micro Elite, you can still enable the new cleaning mode through a firmware update. (Contact us for details.)

For users who need to scan customer ID card images, the Micro Elite has a straight-through path for capturing rigid objects. A new TWAIN interface for exporting to other programs may be available if supported by your bank’s deposit platform.

RDC scanner next to coffee mug

Think Tiny!

The coffee mug in this picture is actually a little bit smaller than usual. The SmartSource Elite is so compact, you can hold it in the palm of one hand.
When we designed this model, our goal was to make sure you’d barely even notice it’s there on your desktop. And with a power-sipping 18W running, 3W in standby mode, you won’t notice it on your electrical bill either.

Micro Elite & Adaptive check scanners

All In the Family

The SmartSource line of teller and RDC scanners has you covered in any situation

Single-Feed Or Batch Scanning Options

Whether you’re just scanning a few items at a time, or doing high-volume capture at a bank branch, there’s something in the SmartSource line for you. From affordable RDC scanners to professional-grade banking equipment, you’ll find something that suits your needs. If you have full-page documents to scan in addition to checks, our SmartSource Adaptive and Micro Adaptive line of specialty devices is ready!

Flexible Connectivity Choices

If you’re operating in a virtual environment, network-ready scanners are available in both single-feed (Expert Micro Elite) and multi-feed (Expert Elite) versions. These scanners with built-in intelligence allow communication over Ethernet protocols, onboard image compression, and operating system independence.

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

More Specifications

Unit Dimensions

  • Height: 7.28″ (18.5 cm)
  • Width: 5.005″ (12.7 cm)
  • Length: 7.096″ (18.0 cm)
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kg)

(measurements are for model with inkjet endorser)


  • Rated speed: up to 45 dpm (single-feed)
  • Image sensor: 600 dpi color
  • Input/Exit capacity: n/a

APIs / Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Professional 32/64-bit
  • Mac OS X (Ranger for Micro Elite SE and Micro Elite SE/inkjet only)
  • Windows 8 Professional 32/64-bit


  • Rear endorser: 600 dpi, 1 line
  • MICR: E13B and CMC7 (auto-detecting)
  • OCR: OCR-A, OCR-B, E13B
  • Operating power: 18 W