CONNECT 2010, a high-level financial
forum conducted by FTSI earlier this month, attracted community bank and
credit union executives from around California. Among the educational
sessions covered during the first-time event at FTSI headquarters in
Monrovia, Calif., were the advantages of the NCR SelfServ family of
ATMs, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, teller cash recyclers,
eCommerce and Solidcore ATM security solution.
âCONNECT 2010 provided hands-on-experience with Check 21 ATMs, the most
advanced ATM system a credit union can implement,â said Priority One
Credit Union President and CEO Charles Wiggington, Sr. âThe opportunity
to review the technology up-close and through live demonstrations was
exactly what I was looking for.â
Highlights from the event, which had seven speakers from NCR, included:
â¢ A deep-dive into NCRâs new SelfServ ATM platform, led by Ted
Biedryck, Director NCR Financial Solutions Business Unit, West Coast,
who is responsible for sales and account management efforts for NCRâs
complete product line.
â¢ Brett Campbell, NCR Manager Americas Marketing& Solutions
Delivery, exploring PCI standards that govern all North American
merchants and organizations.
â¢ NCRâs APTRA software security Solidcore (which has yet to be
compromised), presented by Dennis Bellucci, Professional Services
â¢ There were also live demonstrations of an NCR intelligent deposit
ATM, teller cash recycler and sessions pertaining to NCR’s Netkey Solution.
According to Susan Napier, FTSI founder and CEO, “As the largest
independent ATM product and service provider in California, FTSI has
been proud to be an ASSP (Authorized Sales and Service Provider) for NCR
for more than ten years, and we’re always seeking ways to maximize our
partnership. This event allowed our clients to get a detailed,
one-on-one look into the inner-working of how FTSI and NCR collaborate
with financial institutions. It also provided an opportunity for NCR
upper-management to discuss industry hot-topics and trends and the
company’s collection of products in a non-sales atmosphere.
âWe filled the event to capacity each day and weâre looking at ways to
expand for next year.â
Founded in 1998 and located in Monrovia, Calif., FTSI is the largest
independent third-party provider of ATM services in California,
connecting clients with consultations, technologies, solutions and ATMs.
FTSI is also an NCR Authorized Sales and Service Provider and a
California and Nevada Credit Union League business partner. The
organization supports community banks and credit unions by determining
the optimal blend of branch technology strategies and operations by
drawing from an executive team with nearly 150 years of industry