Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank (NCB) has licensed ATM test and development technology from UK-based Level Four to assist in the migration of its cash machine network to EMV standards on the local Saudi Payments Network, Span2.
NCB, which is the largest bank in the Arab world, is deploying tools from Level Four's ATM Channel Development Suite at its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The implementation includes Level Four's ATM Developer, EMV and 3Des FastTrack modules, and bunch note acceptor. The bank will also use the vendor's ATM Network Stress Tester, which allows full and accurate stress testing conditions to be created, enabling direct analysis of system capacity. Level Four says the application will ensure NCB's network of 960 ATMs can cope with anticipated transaction volumes.
Mohammed Al-Maghrabi, head of software quality assurance, NCB, says the bank was previously using the traditional, manual way of testing ATM transactions.
"With Level Four's technology, we will ensure a smooth migration to EMV compliance by improving our automated regression testing, enabling faster deployment of new services across our ATM network, and delivering a more self service orientated ATM experience to our customers," says Al-Maghrabi.
NCB is Level Four's fourth client in Saudi Arabia. The project marks its largest ATM network operator win to date in the region.