The MAVIS (Machine Automated Vision Inspection System) project for the Reserve Bank ofAustralia (RBA) currently
under development is a high resolution, image capture system with the capability to read bank notes at a rate of 20
notes/second. This paper discusses the requirements and solutions for the primary technical features of the system, and
covers the areas of image resolution, electronics speed, lens and lighting design. Also, their effects on the image
processing software algorithms is discussed.