ATCOM/INFO Partners with NCR Corporation to Deliver Public Internet Kiosk Software
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 1999--NCR Corp., a proven leader in self-service customer interaction solutions, has chosen ATCOM/INFO to join its Fusion+ Partner Program.
ATCOM's industry-leading software solutions for public Internet access complement NCR's powerful suite of self-service and Internet access terminals. The combination creates a robust, mature solution for Fortune 500 companies leading the way in telecommunications, transportation, retail and financial industries.
The partnership gives ATCOM/INFO valuable exposure to NCR's customer base through NCR's On-Line Partner Catalog and other partnership services from NCR. The companies have started a joint promotional campaign to NCR's customers, and will be promoting the partnership on ATCOM's Web site, www.atcominfo.com.
According to Scott Cowen, NCR's product manager responsible for kiosks: ``ATCOM's field-proven software will be a tremendous complement to our line of point-of-sale and Internet access systems. For our customers, reliability is the key, and the combination of our hardware and ATCOM's software enables us to lead the industry in this regard.''
``Everyone recognizes NCR's reputation for industry-leading point-of-sale and ATM (automatic teller machine) systems,'' said Jeffrey Barber, ATCOM/INFO's sales director -- kiosk and interactive terminal solutions. ``To be chosen by them as a preferred provider of software for their systems is a tremendous endorsement of ATCOM/INFO's products. We are looking forward to working with NCR in bringing value to their Fortune 500 customers.''
Under the partnership, ATCOM's secure, robust CyberShell Public Internet Terminal software will be integrated with NCR's Ci20, a public Internet access kiosk built to ATM standards of design and reliability. ATCOM's EPOINT Public Web Browser software will be integrated with the NCR 7401 Self-Service Terminal, an interactive touch screen terminal designed for use by customers in retail locations. Both systems will be fully integrated with ATCOM's industry-leading CyberTrax Remote Network Management Software System.
About ATCOM/INFO (Atcom, Inc.)
Based in San Diego, ATCOM/INFO is the leading provider of services and software for public high-speed Internet access. Atcom Inc. announced in August that it would be acquired by CAIS Internet, headquartered in Washington, D.C. CAIS Internet Inc. (Nasdaq:CAIS - news) is a leading Internet service provider, delivering the latest in end-to-end high speed Internet access solutions for consumers and businesses.
CAIS operates three different major business lines: high speed Internet access to multi-user environments (hotels, apartment communities, and multi-user accommodations); high speed Internet access using HyperDSL lines to commercial and residential customers; and dedicated Internet access to businesses and other Internet providers. More information on CAIS is available at the web site, www.cais.com.
Atcom Inc., which will be renamed as a CAIS subsidiary upon closing the merger, develops Internet systems targeted for use in public facilities and the hospitality market segment throughout the United States and the world, including airports, hotels, convention centers and other public areas. ATCOM/INFO's mission is to provide superior software products and services for information delivery to users in public places. This includes pay-per-use public Internet ports (IPORT(TM) Internet Access System), kiosk management software and custom software solutions designed to meet specific customer needs. For more information on ATCOM/INFO, please call 619/699-4048, fax at 619/699-4040, or visit its Web site at www.atcominfo.com.
About NCR Corp.
NCR Corp. (NYSE:NCR - news) is in the business of transforming transactions into relationships. NCR is a recognized world leader in data warehousing solutions, ATMs, point-of-sale, high performance scanners, and support services for retail, financial, communications, airlines and insurance markets. NCR's business solutions are built on the foundation of the company's long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and world-leading hardware technology. More information about NCR and its products may be found on the World Wide Web at www.ncr.com.
Connors Communications Chris Evenden, 212/807-7500 [email protected] or ATCOM/INFO Maja Porter, 619/699-4048 [email protected] or NCR Corporation Scott Cowen, 803/939-7538 [email protected]
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