TrustBank selects Nexus Software's INvolve middleware

Source: Nexus Software

Nexus Software, Inc., a provider of multi-channel client middleware for financial services delivery, announced that Olney, Ill.-based TrustBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rich Land Bancorp, Inc. with more than $150 million in assets, has successfully implemented the Distributed Client version of Nexus Software's INvolve middleware.

INvolve Distributed Client works in conjunction with Harland Financial Solutions' Phoenix System Core Banking Solution, which TrustBank utilizes for core and teller functions.

Instead of choosing between a server-based or client-based approach to bank hardware and software management, TrustBank implemented INvolve Distributed Client in order to support any combination of fat, slim and/or thin client configurations deployed under Windows or Linux environments. By working with multiple configurations and environments, the distributed client offering increases flexibility, while lowering the total cost of ownership.

"We continue to redefine bank automation and customer convenience through the use of technology from partners such as Nexus Software," said Jason Kern, IT manager for TrustBank. "Since implementing INvolve Distributed Client in Oct. 2005, we have seen marked improvement in the deployment of work station updates. By seamless software updates, neither our employees nor our customers are inconvenienced or disrupted in their day-to-day activities."

Nexus Software's "Zero Touch" administration tools are included in the distributed client environment. The "Zero Touch" model centralizes client configuration, software updates and other administrative activities under the Nexus Enterprise Configuration Utility (ECU), which eliminates teller station visits for routine set up, configuration and updates.

"The industry preference pendulum between centralized control and teller station functionality has swung back and forth for decades - now banks can approach branch automation systems without compromise when using a distributed client solution," says Robert Usner, director of Marketing, Product Management and Quality Assurance for Nexus Software. "INvolve Distributed Client brings a new level of investment protection and solutions evolution capability to branch and multi-channel solutions. Banks no longer have to choose between system flexibility and low administration and control costs - they can have both."

Nexus Software's INvolve Distributed Client middleware is available now as part of a special professional services and software bundle, which includes training, migration services, setup analysis and support services. The INvolve family of multi-channel client middleware can be used in either single or multiple channel solution architectures to connect financial services solutions to multiple and varied sets of more than 300 banking-specific devices used with branch teller workstations, kiosks and ATMs.

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