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NCR Secures the First Multivendor ATM Software Deal in China

Monday 3 November 2003 18:03 CET | News

The largest bank in China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has selected NCR Corporations APTRA Edge open multivendor software application to run on its network of more than 13,000 automated teller machines (ATMs).
The deal is the first of its kind in China, marking a milestone in transitioning ATMs from the OS/2 platform to Microsoft Windows. Under the agreement, APTRA Edge will run on different brands of CEN/XFS-compliant machines in the banks installed base of ATMs. APTRA Edge is the worlds leading standards-based, open, multivendor self-service software. It reduces development times and operating costs and provides a platform to generate revenue by enabling ATMs to behave and be controlled the same way as other modern, Web-based channels. APTRA Edge is built on state-of-the-art technology and is designed to integrate to the banks wider business enterprise through APTRAs multichannel, multitool and multivendor capabilities. In 1997, NCR led the industry in the decision to move away from OS/2 and to adopt the Microsoft Windows operating environment. Since this time NCRs APTRA Edge software solution has successfully helped financial institutions cost-effectively and quickly deploy new services across their entire ATM channel and manage higher levels of availability. APTRA Edge has enabled ICBC to satisfy international standards of compliance and security. With APTRA, ICBC can develop and deploy amazing new transactions for customers with speed and flexibility, including mobile phone top-up, ticket dispensing, check imaging, bunch-note acceptance, bill payment, money order sales, access to maps and localized information, transactions initiated with personal digital assistants and personalized, one-to-one marketing. In conjunction with the APTRA Edge multivendor software contract, ICBC has also signed a separate agreement to buy more ATMs from NCR as it continues to expand and modernize its ATM network. This further strengthens the strategic partnership established over several years between ICBC and NCR.

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