Mitek Systems Inc. is planning to develop a version of its mobile phone check imaging system for Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices.

The San Diego software company said Thursday that it had joined RIM's BlackBerry Independent Software Vendor Alliance Program, which will let it integrate its ImageNet Mobile Deposit application into any BlackBerry device that has a camera offering resolution of at least two megapixels.

Mitek said in January that it was offering its mobile phone scanning system to people who could use it to create images of checks and transmit them electronically to a bank for deposit. Most such remote capture services are aimed at businesses and require a scanner.

The BlackBerry version of its software will be aimed at small and midsize merchants and "mobile professionals," it said.

James DeBello, Mitek's president and chief executive, said in a press release that his company's application "has achieved two major breakthroughs for small businesses, by creating a cost-effective way to facilitate merchant capture and making the entire process mobile, where most small businesses regularly conduct business."

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