Drivers For Check Scanners: CX30, TS240, and More
Depositing checks can be time-consuming, which is why remote deposit capture technology has become popular in recent years. Remote deposit capture (RDC) is how businesses deposit high volumes of checks, and they must coordinate with banks to use this technology.
These banks have specific software for RDC, and the check scanner must be compatible with this software.
This is why, even though you can purchase check scanners such as CX30 and TS240 through resellers like Teksetra, you must consult with your bank to gain access to the appropriate drivers or software to make the scanner work.
What Are Check Scanner Drivers?
Check scanner drivers contain special software designed to enable RDC. As such, they are a necessary component of remote deposit capture. It’s essential to ensure that your scanner is compatible with your bank’s driver—otherwise, you won’t be able to use it. Your software of choice should fit the needs of your business.
For example, if your RDC needs are extensive and you’re responsible for managing large amounts of checks over a short period, it makes sense to use a driver that’s suited to handle a big workload. If you need to deposit fewer checks, you could save time and money by utilizing a more simple driver.
Where Do I Get Check Scanner Software?
You can access check scanner software through your bank. Note that not all banks have access to this technology, so you should find out what your bank offers before going ahead and purchasing an actual scanner. It can also be helpful to create an RDC checklist to fully understand and take into account all aspects of RDC, including how to prepare for an audit.
Driverless scanners can function without software and eliminate the need for a standard USB driver install. One of the most common types of driverless scanners is a serial embedded (SE) USB scanner. These contain an embedded or built-in processor and memory. The serial embedded integration removes the need for a separate API to be loaded onto a client host PC because the API is resident inside the scanner.
Network scanners are another type of driverless scanner with embedded tech and the ability to handle its own API and image compression internally. Network scanners often support a physical connection via Ethernet and offer other connection options.
How Do I Install A Scanner Driver?
Once you’ve decided on the best scanner driver for your business, you’ll need to figure out how to install it. You will need a reliable computer and internet connection, an up-to-date OS, quality cabling, and a business-compatible check scanner to complete this process.
Teksetra recommends the following steps for installation:
Pre-installation involves gaining administrator access and uninstalling old programs. Admin access is often necessary to get the software up and running in the first place, and by removing software and programs you no longer need, you reduce the risk of friction with the RDC driver. You will also want to configure your browser security settings to operate with the RDC.
To begin the installation, activate your computer and perform any prerequisites. Your software may request a system requirement test or security check, so be sure to get that out of the way before proceeding. Finally, you can install your driver. Select your scanner model on the software website and let it work its magic.
With your RDC software installed, you should run a test to ensure smooth operation. Confirm that you can view both sides of the check and that the MICR line is readable. If all parts of the check are visible, your installation process was successful.
Teksetra Can Help You Get Started!
Remote deposit capture is helpful in several ways. Most importantly, it can help you scan checks quickly and efficiently. Getting started with RDC can be complicated but worthwhile—especially considering that remote deposit is now expected of financial institutions to remain competitive. RDC ensures faster deposits, reduces human mistakes, and provides a better customer experience all around.
You will also need to deal with the regulatory aspect of RDC, which includes everything from program management to risk assessment. In addition, you’ll need to find a software provider and decide how you’re going to offer the service.
Will your business be responsible for managing the entire RDC process, or will customers play a role in helping maintain the scanners? Then, you should finalize details with your bank and get to work on the installation.
With so much to consider when getting started with RDC, it can be helpful to have a trusted, experienced partner by your side. Teksetra provides RDC risk assessment and implementation services to help you get going. We help you each step of the way, from planning to procurement to maintenance and more.
Reach out today to learn more about RDC and how Teksetra can help you get started with the process!
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