BPC Banking Technologies, a recognized provider of e-payment and retail banking solutions, completed the first project for SmartVista implementation in Southern Africa.
The project, completed by BPC in a record breaking period, was aimed at the creation of a fully functional ATM device handler to deploy an extended ATM network for the company Vela ATM, Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa. BPC's partner for this project was BS/2 company (Penki Kontinentai Group), a large supplier of leading ATM brands and a provider of software solutions for optimisation of ATM operations.
Vela ATM (the Republic of South Africa) specialises in ATM outsourcing. In 2008 it embarked on deploying a large-scale ATM network in African "shebeens", of which there are currently over 27, 000 in South Africa. Within the project BPC implemented a SmartVista based ATM device handler connecting the host to Nedbank, one of the largest acquiring banks of the South African Republic
At present the SmartVista solution successfully operates in Vela ATM providing broad opportunities for Wincor-Nixdorf and NCR ATMs monitoring and management and for their interaction with the Nedbank processing center. The exceptional performance, scalability and availability of SmartVista, and the absence of any technical or functional restrictions for the deployment of a broad ATM network make the installed solution universal and ensures high potential for the further business development. In addition, the solution supports self-service devices of different models and brands, uses a high technology system of fraud monitoring and prevention, and allows for the remote ATM management with the use of a user-friendly web-interface.
"BPC's coming to the market in Southern Africa has provided African banks and their customers with an opportunity to choose between legacy and inefficient solutions supplied by companies originally based in the country and SmartVista based flexible solutions built on modern standards and technologies. BPC expects that the first project in Vela ATM will develop further and will allow the company to build a robust platform for its frm for its further expansion to the other countries of the Southern part of Africa", said Vasily Volynsky, Sales Director, BPC.