Barnett Banks Inc. claims it has set a one-day world record for processing checks via electronic image technology.

The bank, one of the first to install an image system to handle the labor-intensive proof of deposit function, handled 8.57 million checks in a single day this month.

"We believe it's the largest check processing volume ever achieved in one day, anywhere in the world, via electronic image technology," said Allen Brown, director of item processing services at Barnett.

On average, the bank processes about 4.5 million checks per day. These are processed at four Florida facilities using systems from Unisys Corp.

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