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OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) Information and Resources

Overview:

The OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) rollout is underway: if your Agency uses check capture and check processing you should have completed or be close to completing your OLB rollout. The OLB is an application that must be installed on all workstations performing check capture, check processing, and terminal configuration operations. If the OLB is not installed on your workstations, it will impact your ability to process checks properly.

The OLB is used to support check processing and check capture tasks. Because the OLB removes the OTCnet application’s dependency on the Java browser plug-in, it eliminates the need for agencies to upgrade workstation Java versions to run the OTCnet application.

The OLB application is available for download from OTCnet Online, and users do not need to download or purchase any additional software to run the OLB.

OLB Rollout Schedule:

The OTCnet Team has partnered with Agency POCs to create a rollout timeline for Agencies. The OLB rollout is underway and if your Agency uses check capture and check processing you should have completed or be close to completing your OLB rollout.

To complete the OLB rollout successfully, work closely with your IT Team to complete the OLB prerequisites (IE configuration settings and OLB Certificate). If you have not started your OLB rollout for any reason, contact the OTCnet Deployment Team. Your Deployment Specialist will assist you in meeting the following deadlines:

  • Group 1: 4/30/18 (# Terminals < 50)
  • Group 2: 6/30/18 (# Terminals > 50)
  • Group 3: 7/31/18 (Delayed or Extended Rollout*)
  • *Extended rollout date is only applicable to Agencies engaged in Certificate and Accreditation/Authority To Operate (ATO) approval or modification of Group Policy Settings.

Quick Links:

  • OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) Fact Sheet: This document provides general users of OTCnet with basic information on the OLB application and serves as a resource for frequently asked questions.
  • OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) Webinar Presentation: This document provides OTCnet users with detailed information on the roll-out of the OLB application and step-by-step instructions for downloading, installing, and starting the OLB application.
  • OLB Rollout Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): This document provides OTCnet users with frequently asked questions and answers to help them complete their OLB Rollout.
  • OTCnet Training Website: Please navigate to the OTCnet Training Website for Printable Job Aids and simulations for downloading, installing, and starting the OLB (Modules 2.1, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6).

Videos:

OLB Webinar Information:

In support of the OLB Rollout, the Fiscal Service and OTCnet Team are hosting monthly informational webinars from June 2017-July 2018.

This 45-minute webinar will address the following topics:

  • OLB Overview
  • OLB Prerequisites
  • Downloading and installing the OLB application
  • Creating an OLB and User Profile
  • Q&A Forum

To RSVP for one of the remaining dates, please register for a Webinar at http://eepurl.com/cOd3-X If you are unable to access the link, you may RSVP to the OTCnet Deployment Team by providing the names, e-mails, and desired registration date to fiscalservice.otcdeployment@citi.com

If you are unable to attend a live webinar, please reference the Webinar Recording and other resources in the Quick Links above.

OLB Info Session Webinars Dates
June 27, 2017 July 25, 2017 August 15, 2017
September 21, 2017 October 17, 2017 November 16, 2017
December 12, 2017 January 18, 2018 February 13, 2018
March 15, 2018 April 17, 2018 May 17, 2018
June 19, 2018    

 

Additional OLB Information:

  • May 2017 OTC Division Memo : This document provides OTCnet users with detailed information on the upcoming OLB transition and instructions for working with local Agency POCs to perform the download and install process.

  • Annual Fiscal Service Letter : This document provides basic information on FY16 Fiscal Service accomplishments, events, and upcoming programmatic changes. OTCnet and the new OLB is referenced on page 3 of the letter.



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