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Federal R eserve Bank


c h ie f o p e r a tin g o f f i c e r

October 21, 1996


Notice 96-102

The Chief Operating Officer
of each financial institution in
the El Paso Office territory

Introduction of Check Image Services
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is pleased to announce the expansion of
Check Image services to the El Paso Office beginning November 21, 1996.
Check imaging will be available to financial institutions who subscribe to
Image Enhanced Truncation or Image Enhanced MICR Presentment Plus services.
Image technology will enable the Fed to offer an enhanced level of service by improving
the response time for check retrievals and by providing greater access to check informa­
tion. To maximize flexibility, image service options can be used in the combination that
best suits a financial institution’s operation.
The Fed can also capture MICR data, truncate checks, and provide the
options discussed below to institutions for over-the-counter items. Details concerning
this service will be handled on a case-by-case basis. A description of each service is
listed below.
Basic Image Capture -

This service represents the image capture of the front and
back of all Fed processed items. It is required for cus­
tomers who utilize the other image services.
Fees: $0,002 per item (front and back)
$5.00 daily minimum

Individual Image Retrieval -

This service can aid in the return item decision, can be
used for signature verification, or other research purposes.
Requested images can typically be delivered within two

For additional copies, bankers and others are encouraged to use one of the following toll-free numbers in contacting the Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas: Dallas Office (800) 333 -4460; El Paso Branch Intrastate (800) 592-1631, Interstate (800) 351-1012; Houston
Branch Intrastate (800) 392-4162, Interstate (800) 221-0363; San Antonio Branch Intrastate (800) 292-5810.

This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (

hours following a request. Images can be delivered via
facsimile or, if a one-day delay is acceptable, on PC dis­
kette, paper, or CD-ROM (including media fee where
Fees: $0.75 per item (front and back) notified via Fedline
$1.00 per item (front and back) notified via
$1.25 per item (front and back) notified via phone
Recurring Image Retrieval -

A financial institution may request that images of certain
types of items be sent on a daily basis. Criteria for selec­
tion include: dollar amount threshold, specific account
numbers or random sampling. Images can be delivered
via facsimile or, if a one-day delay is acceptable, on PC
diskette, paper, or CD-ROM.
Fees: $0.20* per item (front side only)
$0.25* per item (front and back)
*Plus media fee where applicable

Select Image Bulk Delivery - A financial institution may receive images on certain types
of checks on a bulk-volume media. A typical application
for this service is if an institution delivers image state­
ments on selected accounts only. Media options include:
8 millimeter helical tape, 3480 tape or CD-ROM, which
will be available the day after presentment.
Fees: $0,007 per item (front and back)
$10.00 daily minimum
All Image Bulk Delivery -

With this service, a financial institution can receive an
image file on 8 millimeter helical tape, 3480 tape or CDROM containing all its Fed processed checks. As with
Select Image Bulk Delivery, media will be available the
day after presentment.
Fees: $0,005 per item (front and back)
$10.00 daily minimum

Parameter Change Requests

A fee will be charged if an institution wants to change its
selection criteria or output media for all check image

$10.00 per occurrence after installation

Media Charges -

If an image file is delivered on media other than Fedline
or facsimile transmission, there will be a charge per oc­
currence. Credit will be given to the customer for each 8
millimeter tape and 3480 tape return. CD-ROMs or PC
diskettes are not returnable.
Fees: $1.00 per PC diskette
$10.00 per 8 millimeter helical tape
$10.00 per 3480 tape
$10.00 per CD-ROM disk

For more information, please contact Annette Rivas, (915) 521-8259 or
(800) 846-6858, at the El Paso Office. For additional copies of this Bank’s notice, please
contact the Public Affairs Department at (214) 922-5254.

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