NCR has bagged professional service contracts from Bank of China to develop new automated teller machine (ATM) applications.
In a statement, NCR said the ATM apps will be running on the bank’s multivendor software platform, NCR APTRA Edge, to support the bank’s initiative in implementing paperless ATM transaction flow and its Financial Integrated Circuit Card (IC) 5.0 project.
NCR will carry out the related software upgrade and development to support this new project that is aimed to enhance its IC card product features and business process.
The Bank of China’s ATM network went live with the NCR APTRA Edge platform last year and most applications on its ATM network have completed the initial phase migration process to be compliant with EMV1 (PBOC 2.02) standards. As part of the project, NCR will provide software application development, system analysis, support services and related training programs.
Bank of China will conduct the Financial IC Card 5.0 project in three phases to enable new features and capabilities such as chip-based, automatic top-up, transaction short messaging, new reporting format, as well as converging with new payment channels such as point-of-sale, mobile and internet terminals.
“The newly signed contracts have proven that NCR APTRA Edge has offered Bank of China a truly stable and open platform for providing unlimited application development productivity, making their customers everyday transaction easier,” said Gary Miao, president of NCR Greater China for financial services.
Apart from Bank of China, NCR also provides NCR APTRA Edge to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).