TransScan is an Epson innovation which is being used by
retailers as a way of reducing the costs of check processing. When installed within
Epson's TM-H6000III thermal receipt printer, TransScan cuts check processing
time by to 40%, and costs by as much as 30%.
Now, retailers have access to an extremely cost-effective technology which
enables them to take full advantage of ECC at the point of sale.
The TM-H6000III multifunction printer
with TransScan is the only printer on the market that allows retailers
to take advantage of the benefits of electronic check conversion (ECC) at the
point-of-sale. It can process and capture the complete check image in a
single step. Implementing ECC at the point-of-sale allows retailers to dramatically reduce check processing costs and cut bad check costs and
Designed to comply with Check 21 legislation, TransScan provides
for direct digital check imaging.. Integrated with Epson's TM-H6000III, TransScan cuts
processing time, gives faster access to funds and reduces losses due to returned
checks. Other benefits include the ability to centralize check processing
through a single bank, allowing retailers to negotiate lower rates.
How does it work? Well, it's complicated but Epson has worked hard to make it
simple to use. Compatible with any new or existing POS system, and requiring no
extra equipment such as a separate check scanning terminal, the TM-H6000III with
TransScan also reads MICR code and captures a complete check image in a single
step, allowing the check to be processed electronically, much like a credit card
transaction. In-store check pickup, deposit preparation and transport are
no longer required, while float time is reduced to one to two days (reduced
from, typically, five to seven days), making funds available sooner. What's
more, the processing time required to identify a fraudulent check can be cut
from 12 to four business days, and administrative headaches resulting from
misread MICR code are reduced.
TransScan is an option on the
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, or MICR, is a character
recognition technology adopted mainly by the banking industry to facilitate the
processing of checks. The major MICR fonts used around the world are E-13B and
CMC-7. Almost all checks now include MICR characters at the bottom of the paper
in the E-13B font.
The 14 characters of the E-13B font
The control characters bracketing each numeral block are (from
left to right) transit, on-us, amount, and dash.
Implementing ECC using Epson’s MICR reader with 99.9% accuracy eliminates
misreads and substitution errors and lowers returned check costs. The MICR
reader is integrated into the slip feeding and print capability of both the
TM-H6000 and TM-U675 printers (see diagram, above).
Quick check processing - With
its innovative QuickPass™ technology, the TM-H6000III reads MICR and prints and
endorses a check in a single pass. This shortens check printing time up to 50%
over “check flipping” options, which means faster transaction and throughput
MICR is an option on the H6000
& TM-U675 printers.