What is MICR?
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MICR, or Magnetic ink character recognition, is a character recognition technology used mainly by the banking industry to facilitate the processing and clearance of checks. The MICR line is located at the bottom of a check and typically includes the document type indicator, bank code, bank account number, check number and the amount, plus some control indicator.

By integrating a MICR SDK, your application can easily read MICR code content from any scanned image. The SDK should enable zone definition, recognition, image cleanup, advanced binarization, and return of confidence values.

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Accusoft’s MICR technology is a robust solution allowing developers to:

  • Recognize MICR E-13B characters in images
  • Recognize the 14 ISO-standard MICR E-13B font characters
  • Decode the MICR content found on checks and other documents
  • Configure a zone of the image to search for MICR content
  • Parse MICR lines into fields
  • Parse MICR text into fields defined by ASC X9, Inc.
  • Obtain confidence values for each character and field
  • Return alternate characters with confidence values
  • Support configurable minimum acceptable confidence
  • Support configurable rejection character
  • Supports black and white, grayscale, or color images
  • Deskews, despeckles, crops borders, and rotates
  • Create applications for .NET or ActiveX