German financial IT services company Sparkassen Informatik (SI) is rolling out Wincor Nixdorf's ProClassic Enterprise software across the 27,000 self-service units it manages for its 231 member banks.
SI, a provider of IT services to German co-operative banks, says the J2EE-based ProClassic platform will replace the current Intel-based servers and allow a "net-centric" operation of connected self-service units.
Harald Lux, VP, SI, says: "We want to run the SSTs in future from the central data centre using a uniform, server-based software architecture, thus reducing local administration workload within the banks.
"The use of ProClassic/Enterprise is intended to improve quality and security further and also reduce running costs."
SI says the new software will connect terminal equipment to its host systems allowing changes and amendments to be implemented centrally via the Internet.
Implementation is slated to begin in August 2006 with all units expected to be on the new system by 2008.