SDM International, a leading provider of EFT and EDI communications software and Gasper Corp., provider of ATM service management systems, have agreed to engage in joint sales and marketing activities with SDM’s prospects and customers to provide a unified solution. They have also agreed to a joint certification program to ensure long-term compatibility of their products.
“Controlling costs of operations is essential to maintaining a competitive ATM operation,” said Gene Truelove, CEO and President of SDM International. “OCM24, coupled with Gasper Manager, allows our bank customers to efficiently manage and expand their ATM networks.”
“Maintaining availability is a key competitive advantage for banks seeking to improve their customer service,” said David Gasper, CEO and President of Gasper Corporation. “The high processing availability provided by OCM24 running on the IBM System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, coupled with the ATM and network availability of a Gasper managed system, enable customers to achieve their availability goals,” he added.
As part of this agreement, OCM24 is being interfaced to Gasper Corporation’s Gasper Manager, an automated service management solution. As a second element of this partnership, Gasper and SDM will implement the Gasper Certified Program — a continuous system certification program that will ensure mutual customers of long-term, reliable interoperability between SDM’s IBM System/390-based software solutions and Gasper’s Windows NT-based software products.
SDM’s OCM24 product is an advanced retail banking delivery system used by financial institutions of all types and sizes to manage proprietary and shared automatic teller machine (ATM) and point-of-sale (POS) networks. Running on the full range of IBM System/390 platforms, OCM24 provides device management, transaction control, authorization, shared networking, cardholder management, and data encryption.
Gasper Manager allows thousands of devices to be managed from a central location; automatically manages field service teams without help desk operator intervention; and enhances ATM availability through quick responses to problems. By automating many help desk functions, the Gasper Manager system enhances service levels and frees up staff for complex problem solving.
Gasper Corporation, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is the leading provider of ATM service management solutions. Over 50 percent of the ATMs in the United States and 20 percent of worldwide ATMs are monitored by Gasper systems. Gasper’s solutions enable financial institutions and ATM providers to provide high availability while lowering operations costs. Gasper Corporation’s Internet home page is located at [http://www.gasper-corp.com.]
SDM International has been delivering electronic payments and EDI communication solutions since 1980 and is based near Raleigh, North Carolina. The company is an IBM Business Partner and supports hundreds of product licenses in 18 countries worldwide. For more information on any of SDM’s software products, please contact the SDM sales and marketing department at 919/552-1100, or via e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. SDM’s Web site is at [http://www.sdm-international.com.]