Automatic Teller Machine Check-Cashing Mechanism With Video Digitizing Camera
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
In a check-cashing automatic teller machine (ATM), a video camera and associated logic capture and store a digitized image of both sides of the check presented. Normally, the check is honored and cash is issued to the ATM user. However, if predetermined conditions are detected, the image is automatically transmitted to a video terminal to permit visual examination by a teller. If the teller determines that the check is valid, the ATM is permitted to issue the required cash. If the teller determines that the check is not valid, it is rejected and returned to the ATM user. The figure shows schematically the logical elements of the present embodiment. It is seen that video camera 1 is located within the ATM. It views both sides of each check presented and its output is digitized by electronics 2 and retained in the storage 3.