Panini Announces Microsoft Certified USB Driver for the My Vision X™`

Dayton, Ohio (April 4, 2006) – Panini North America, a leader in the transformation of paper checks into digital advantage, has released a new driver for their My Vision X family of distributed check capture devices. As part of Panini’s Software Version 2.12.1.2, this Microsoft Certified USB driver will enable true plug and play compatibility for USB connectivity with support for both USB 2.0 and 1.X. Panini was the first check scanning company to offer USB connectivity, and has solidified its leadership position in the distributed check processing industry by offering their customers this valuable capability.

The new WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Lab) driver has passed Microsoft’s HCT (Hardware Compatibility Test) for device drivers for Windows XP (32 bit) and Windows 2000 Pro. As such, Microsoft has provided a signed catalog file for this driver that allows installations to proceed without warnings regarding “unsigned” drivers. The new driver offers a robust and stable environment supporting all required USB features and driver handlers.

“Panini understands the critical importance of efficient operations in each customer’s environment,” says Dave Youngerman, president, Panini North America. “We are committed to providing our customers with world-class architecture based on open system standards to maximize the IT investments they have made.”

Panini passed a variety of tests and conditions specific to Microsoft operating systems to obtain the signed driver. Completing the Microsoft WHQL test assures Panini customers of the driver’s compatibility with their operating system. The certification also lends itself to effortless USB installation and prevents USB disconnect/reconnect issues.

Panini North America offers check capture solutions with unparalleled image capture quality, MICR read rates, document handling capabilities, and device reliability. The company’s My Vision X solution portfolio has been widely accepted by financial institutions as the standard for distributed check capture. Over 50,000 My Vision X devices were sold in 2005.

About Panini
Founded in 1945 in Turin, Italy, Panini has a successful sixty year history of enabling clients to capitalize on shifts in the payments processing market. Panini North America, established as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1995, offers check capture solutions that help customers fully realize the advantages and efficiencies available with the digital transformation of the paper check. Panini North America’s scalable check capture solutions address the complete range of distributed check processing opportunities including teller capture, back-counter, corporate capture, cash vault, microfilm replacement and remittance processing. For more information please call 937.291.2195 or visit www.panini.com.