OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) Information and Resources


The OTCnet Local Bridge, or OLB, is a new OTCnet application designed to remove the OTCnet application’s dependency on the Java browser plug-in.

The OLB affects all users who are using OTCnet versions Release 2.5 and later. The OLB application is installed on a workstation and can be compared to an actual bridge that connects the browser with the workstation operating system.

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.

OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) Version 1.1.0:

Made available to OTCnet users concurrently with Release 2.6, the newest version of the OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB), Version 1.1.0, streamlines the process of setting up the OLB application on a terminal.

This update eliminates the need for a workstation administrator to assist when creating or updating an OLB user profile, allowing all users to manage their own OLB user profiles.

To learn more about the new OLB, please join one of our Webinar sessions (see below for more information).

OLB Webinar Information:

  • OLB Webinar Registration: To prepare users for the roll-out of OLB, the OTCnet Team will host a series of recurring monthly webinars. These 45-minute info sessions will include the following:
    • OLB Overview
    • OLB Prerequisites
    • Downloading and installing the OLB application
    • Creating an OLB and User Profile
    • Considerations for rolling out within your Agency
    • Q&A Forum
  • Below are dates of planned OLB Info Session Webinars. To RSVP for a specific date, sign up and 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
  • We encourage users to participate in one of our live OLB Info Session Webinars. However, if you are unable to attend a live session, the OTCnet Team has made available recorded versions of the OLB Webinar Presentation and OLB Webinar Frequently Asked Questions Presentation.

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
May 17, 2018 June 19, 2018  


General OLB Information:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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