NCR ATMs is launching a new ATM and branch security solution for financial institutions throughout Europe that incorporates ObjectVideo video analytics software to create automated alerts for potential security risks. NCR’s IPVS (IP Video Surveillance) takes feed from video cameras monitoring the banks’ ATMs, branches, teller queues, vaults and building perimeters. It uses advanced video technology and business rules to identify potential security risks in an effort to tackle bank crime. Alerts can be integrated into existing security sub-systems or sent directly to the appropriate organisation for action. NCR and ObjectVideo have entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement which enables NCR to incorporate ObjectVideo analytics technology as a key ingredient of this innovative software.
Fujitsu Component America has released its smallest and most cost-effective, POS receipt printer- approximately 15% smaller than competing printers with similar features. The “FP-1000” printer with its compact 144(W) x184(D) x 120(H)mm footprint is designed for industrial receipt applications such as commercial kitchens, medical/pharmaceutical printing and weigh stations. It prints small text, specialized fonts, graphics, and 1D and 2D barcodes with 203 dpi resolution at180 mm/sec speeds to expedite throughput and reduce wait time. The 3-inch thermal printer mechanism has a life of 60 million lines. It features an integrated paper feed and built-in paper guide that supports selectable paper widths (58mm and 80mm) and paper rolls up to 83mm in diameter.
C-MAC Industries yesterday announced the release of a test of a new portable e-cash device. Residents of Sherbrooke, Quebec will soon test a new smart card device designed and manufactured by C-MAC Industries. The new ‘C-MAC Electronic Wallet’ will allow Royal Bank clients to transfer electronic cash from person to person. Some of the features of the wallet include a calculator and a log of the cardholder’s last 10 e-cash transactions as well as being able to view the current balance on the card. New, capabilities, such as Internet loading or other smart card applications, are also expected to be added to the wallet in the future.
Barclays Merchant Services, the card acquiring operating arm of Barclays Bank confirmed Tuesday that it has completed its ‘Darwin’ program, a major client/server conversion. The code-named program took five years to complete. The system handles the daily management of core credit and debit card merchant accounting. It evolved to the new multi-tiered client/server architecture from an IBM mainframe environment, consisting of ‘TCAM/3270’-based ‘IMS’ applications and large batch systems. Handling close to three million card transactions from 130,000 merchants daily, Darwin involved re-architecting critical sub-systems including customer services, collections, recruitment, settlement, Charging, and Statements. In addition, BMS had to migrate close to 400,000 merchant records, 40 million data fields, more than one million names and addresses, and a host of other information. BMS says up to 90% of the code was assembled using frames that had already been created. At most, BMS hand-cranked only 10% original code.