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BLM Technologies Offers All-New Canon imageFORMULA CR-L1 Check Scanner

January 23, 2019

Minneapolis, Minn. – January 23, 2019 – BLM Technologies, a leading single-source provider of complete technology solutions that include imaging, payment, transaction, and other financial institution hardware, digital signage, repair and maintenance, and information technology services, now offers the all-new Canon imageFORMULA CR-L1 compact check transport/scanner. The CR-L1 allows financial institutions to seamlessly provide its RDC and remote lockbox customers a versatile check scanner of the quality and security for which Canon is well known.

imageFORMULA CR-L1This compact and extremely functional device can replace the formerly popular Canon imageFORMULA CR-50 check transport scanner, which has been discontinued. Among the least expensive of the multi-feed scanners on the market, the CR-L1 scanner runs up to 45 checks per minute with a 50-doc feeder and 50-doc hopper. And the CR-L1 scanner comes with an industry-leading one-year advanced unit exchange (AUE) warranty.

Equally important for RDC customers upgrading from prior Canon scanners is that the drivers that run the CR-L1 scanner are compatible with CR-50/80 legacy scanners. The CR-L1 scanner driver emulates the CR-50/80 scanners, enabling compatibility with existing RDC software that used the CR-50/80 scanners.

“Our customers rely on a small, inexpensive, but functional check scanner like the Canon imageFORMULA CR-L1 to serve thousands of remote deposit capture (RDC) customers,” reports John Tauer, VP of Sales at BLM Technologies. “The discontinued Canon CR-50s and CR-80s were among our best-selling RDC scanners, so we’re happy to offer this new scanner. Our goal is to offer our customers a wider range of options for technology solutions, so they receive exactly the device they need to fit their business and budget requirements.”

The Canon imageFORMULA CR-L1 scanner joins other models in this product category commonly offered by financial institutions for their RDC and remote lockbox customers, including the Epson CaptureOne 30, Digital Check TS240-50 and SmartSource Elite 55, and Panini VX50.

Financial institutions have deployed more than 1.5 million desktop scanners for RDC, according to a Deluxe Corporation report. In fact, an estimated 80 million businesses and retailers rely on remote deposit capture, first legalized in 2004, according to a study published by Celent in 2017.

In exchange for the convenience of RDC, retailers and businesses pay fees to their bank for the service. These fees are a significant source of revenue for the financial institution.

The Canon imageFORMULA CR-L1 compact check transport/scanner is available immediately from BLM Technologies, a Canon Gold Premier Partner.

About BLM Technologies

BLM Technologies, Inc. solves technology and automation challenges by providing end-to-end solutions in imaging, payment and transaction, digital signage, onsite repairs, maintenance repair center service, IT outsourcing, and project management services. By applying 40 years of technical expertise and a consultative, vendor-neutral approach, BLM serves thousands of customers in the U.S. by packaging hardware and services to provide complete, turnkey technology solutions for customers across multiple industries including financial, retail, restaurant, education, healthcare, and government.

A proven single-source provider of technology products and services, BLM Technologies partners with the top manufacturers in the technology industry to offer customers the newest and most innovative technology solutions available.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, BLM Technologies has additional facilities strategically located in Missouri and California to serve IT and repair customers quickly and conveniently.

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Media Contact:
Debbie Schwake
Vice President, Marketing
[email protected]