SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitek Systems (Nasdaq:MITK) (www.miteksystems.com), the leading innovator of mobile imaging for financial transactions, today announced that the mobile check deposit industry it created received a special mention from daytime talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, on November 5, 2013, during a two minute comedy monologue in which she talked to her audience about the new technology of taking a photo of your check to deposit it saying "The future is here!" She was amazed at the ability to photograph and deposit a check from a smartphone, and lamented the old fashioned way of depositing at the bank branch.
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Mitek is the inventor and patent holder of Mobile Deposit® which is used today by 20 million Americans and licensed by over 1,400 financial institutions including all of the top ten retail banks in the US.
"The monologue indicates that mobile check deposit has gone mainstream; it's a fun and easy way to avoid a trip to the bank," said James B. DeBello, president and CEO of Mitek Systems.
Mitek's Mobile Deposit® is part of a suite of solutions for financial services that includes Mobile Photo Bill Pay ®, Mobile Photo Balance Transfer™, and Mobile Photo Account Opening™. All of Mitek's solutions leverage Mitek's MiSnap™ touch-free capture technology, which automates the image capture process – eliminating user-error and decreasing transaction processing time.
About Mitek Systems
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Mitek (Nasdaq:MITK) is the leading innovator of mobile imaging for financial transactions. Mitek's patented mobile photo technology automatically captures images of personal and financial documents and then extracts relevant data. This enables consumers to use the Camera as a Keyboard™ to reduce friction for mobile check deposit, account opening, bill payment, insurance quoting, and many other use cases. This innovative technology is licensed by more than 1,400 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers enabling increased customer acquisition, retention and operational efficiency. www.miteksystems.com.
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Please note that Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen Show, Telepictures Productions Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment do not endorse, approve, or certify the information in this release, nor does Ellen DeGeneres and The Ellen Show guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or efficacy of such information. Reference herein to Mobile Deposit®, Mitek Systems or the mobile check deposit industry does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen Show, Telepictures Productions Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment.