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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*)
  • *Support for the dual architecture of Java Applets and the OLB has been extended during the transition for those agencies in need of a longer rollout period beyond July 31, 2018. The OLB is necessary because Oracle, the software company that developed Java, is in the process of discontinuing support of Java Applets.

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OLB Webinar Information:

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

There are no future live information sessions planned at this time. Please refer to the Webinar Recording and other resources in the Quick Links above.

Previous 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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