Unisys Adds Full-Page Imaging to SmartSource Micro Series Payment Systems with New MicroEX Model

Unisys has introduced a new model to the SmartSource Micro Series line of multi-function remote deposit scanners. The MicroEX adds full-page imaging capabilities, with a scan height from 2.13 inches (54 millimeters) to 8.5 inches (216 millimeters) and a length from 3.15 inches (80 millimeters) to 13.98 inches (355 millimeters).

Most small businesses have a flat bed scanner or some kind of an all-in-one device that enables them to scan documents, observes Bethany Rachwitz, product marketing manager, Unisys, to 5 Minute Briefing. "They might not need to do it all the time, but a lot of them have a requirement to do it every once in a while and they may not want to give up the valuable desk real estate that a flat bed scanner can take up." For those customers who do occasionally have an invoice that they need to archive into their accounts payable or receivable system, now they can do that with a device that still has a fairly small footprint, Rachwitz explains.

The SmartSource Micro Series offers enterprises a low-cost, easy way to deposit checks from their offices directly into their bank accounts. At the same time, it provides financial institutions with a cost-effective remote capture solution for small-business customers.The new MicroEX model is priced at $225 and is capable of imaging full-page documents in addition to cards, receipts and checks.

All SmartSource Micro Series scanners are USB-powered, requiring no additional external power source. The scanners use optical character recognition technology to read the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line on checks, allowing for easier processing because checks do not need to be specifically aligned on the scanning path.

Both the Micro and MicroEX models image in a duplex mode, capturing both the front and rear sides of a document with one pass. The scanners are compatible with Silver Bullet's Ranger interface and are TWAIN-compliant.

Although the Micro Series was initially intended to target small business customers, with the new full-page imaging capabilities, some banks have also expressed interest in utilizing a low-volume full-page image capture device for things like full-size documents that they take on a daily basis and need to archive, and don't necessarily need a large batch device in order to process, says Rachwitz.

Unisys expects that volume shipments of the SmartSource Micro Series will be available on October 1. For more information, go here.