Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. announced today that its Series 8000^(TM) automated-teller machines (ATMs) have been certified to operate on Fiserv EFT’s electronic-funds transfer (EFT) network. Fiserv EFT, a Portland, Ore.-based unit of Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV), is one of the fastest-growing and most technologically advanced EFT providers in the country, serving more than 1,300 financial institutions and driving in excess of 5,000 ATMs.
“Certification from Fiserv EFT significantly expands the availability of Fujitsu’s Series 8000 ATMs to more financial institutions, credit unions and retailers nationwide,” said Neill Collins, Fujitsu’s vice president of financial systems. “ATM owners on Fiserv’s network now have the flexibility of continuing traditional transaction support via the current emulation protocol.”
To achieve certification, Fiserv EFT tested Fujitsu’s Model 8040 through-the-wall ATM. Tests were conducted successfully on the ATM’s core cash-transaction functionality and its recovery from problems such as power failure.
“There was high demand from our clients to certify the Fujitsu Series 8000 ATMs,” said David Cossey, senior vice president of technology for Fiserv EFT. “We aim to satisfy product requests, representing sufficient demand from our customers. Based on the level of demand for the Series 8000, we invested our technical resources to certify Fujitsu’s 8000 series ATMs.”
Fujitsu’s Series 8000 ATMs are designed to operate off-premise, in the lobby, through the wall and in drive-up environments. The ATMs offer banks, credit unions and other financial service providers next-generation features, including:
* Full compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines
* A built-in Web browser that can facilitate customers using ATMs for the same banking transactions they currently conduct from their PCs, such as loan applications and bill payments.
* Dispensing of cash as well as stamps, coupons, event tickets, credit card-sized gift cards and other non-currency media.
* Large-capacity dispensers, fewer moving parts, universal components, low-maintenance thermal printers and color LCD displays that lower total cost of ownership
* One of the world’s smallest footprints in a full-function ATM.
About Fiserv Inc.
Fiserv Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV) is an independent, full-service provider of integrated data processing and information management systems to the financial industry. As a leading technology resource, Fiserv serves more than 13,000 financial service providers worldwide, including banks, broker-dealers, credit unions, financial planners/investment advisers, insurance companies and agents, mortgage banks and savings institutions. Fiserv is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. Web site: [www.fiserv.com]
About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., headquartered in Dallas, is the IT “lifecycle solutions” provider for retailing and financial applications. The wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) helps customers relentlessly drive costs out of retail operations and improve business performance by optimizing how technology assets are managed throughout the life cycle, from evaluation and acquisition to integration, implementation, service, support and replacement. Fujitsu’s portfolio includes infrastructure management services, point-of-sale hardware and software, handheld devices, and Web-enabled automated-teller machines. The company has operated in North America for more than 30 years and has more than 1,000 employees and 25 offices in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. It serves customers such as Allfirst Financial, Albertson’s, Nordstrom, Staples and The TJX Companies, among others.