A little over a year ago, we ran an article discussing Mitek’s release of technology for capturing and processing check images through mobile phones. Well, today Mitek announced a deal with NCR, which will offer Mitek’s ImageNet Mobile Deposit to complement its APTRA Commercial Passport– remote deposit capture software that allows deposits using check scanners from their businesses directly to the financial institution or via online banking web site.
This definitely seems like a step in the right direction, which might be a bit ahead of its time with this type of software- but as a toolkit vendor, also needs to anticipate the needs of its customers. NCR’s offering both scanner and phone-capture based solution is indicative of where the market for mobile capture currently stands. It’s a great idea, and probably will pick up momentum as phone cameras and processors continue to improve, but for now, the superior image quality of a scanner still offers many advantegous – if not the convenience and ubiquity of mobile phones.