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Canon expands imageFORMULA cheque scanner range


Canon Europe has launched four new imageFORMULA cheque scanners, the CR-190i II and CR190i II UV, and the CR-135i II and CR-135 II UV.

These high performance devices extend Canon’s cheque scanner range and provide a wider choice for banks, retailers and financial institutions looking for greater speed, reliability and security.  The CR-190i II and CR-190i II UV are successors to the popular CR-190i cheque scanner range, while the CR-135i II and CR-135i II UV are new models intended to deliver the same reliable performance in installations with lower transaction volumes.

Canon’s high optical quality and durable paper feed system on the CR-135i II and CR-190i II series scanners minimise errors and ensure that transactions are carried out smoothly and accurately at speeds of up to 135 and 190 cheques per minute, respectively. The CR-190i II series also include a built-in jogger that enhances feeding reliability, especially when scanning mixed cheque sizes.

Helping to prevent fraud both at the point of service and in the back office, the devices capture and automatically process both image and MICR data in a single, seamless workflow. For enhanced security, the imageFORMULA CR-135i II UV and CR190i II UV models come equipped with a UV light source that enables sophisticated fraud detection by capturing regular and UV images in a single pass.

GJ Janse van Rensburg, business development manager at Canon South Africa, comments: “Financial and retail business alike require front-line technology that enable them to verify and process cheque payments securely. Canon’s new imageFORMULA CR-190i II UV and CR-135 II UV employ the latest UV-ink capture technology to minimise the risk posed by cheque fraud. Design improvements based on feedback from customers and partners make them an excellent choice for financial business that prioritises customer experience and security.”

The new devices build on the success of the CR-190i / CR190i UV and utilise new Canon inkjet cartridge (PG-445, PG-445XL, PG-545 or PG-545XL) for imprinting both bitmap and text endorsements on cheques while scanning.

The CR-190i II, CR-190i II UV, CR-135i II and CR-135 II UV will be available in South Africa later this year.