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Dual-purpose check and cash scanners help municipalities with growing populations

Dual-purpose check and cash scanners help municipalities with growing populations

As city populations continue to surge, it's becoming more necessary for municipalities to focus on time-saving equipment such as dual-purpose check and cash scanners.

Governmental departments are responsible for collecting checks and cash for numerous purposes, including permits, fines, licenses, bills and more. However, the sheer volume of payments that need to be processed continues to grow for some cities as more Americans flock to large metropolitan areas each year.

According to the World Health Organization, 54 percent of the global population lives in urban areas. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that between 2000 and 2011, many municipalities throughout the country saw significant population growth. For instance, Los Angeles experienced 3.4 percent population growth, while Phoenix saw a sharp increase of 11.1 percent.

Even in times of economic hardship, which used to result in population decreases, cities are continuing to expand. Part of this likely has to do with the fact that Americans are living longer lives. As the older generation continues to age, new births are adding to population growth exponentially.

Fortunately, municipalities can contend with these increases by using devices that are designed to streamline duties such as payment processing.

JetScan iFX dual-purpose check and cash scanners save time by scanning checks 222 percent faster than any other check scanner available, working out to 400 checks per minute. This device's dual properties save time further, as municipalities can count currency on the same machine they use for check scanning.

With cities getting bigger and people living longer, municipalities will increasingly have to come to terms with the duties associated with collecting checks and currency. The right dual-purpose check and cash scanner can make this job much easier, saving time, and therefore money, for local government.

September 23, 2014