Gcom GPA 2G Series Helps China Bank/Philippines Phase in Feature-rich, NCR ATMs While Maintaining Legacy Protocol Network

SAVOY, ILLINOIS January 19, 2007 – When China Bank in the Philippines decided to "move tellers to sellers" by upgrading to more efficient NCR Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), they faced several problems:

  • China Bank likes the security and stability of its legacy protocol network.
  • The desired, feature-rich, NCR ATMs communicate via IP protocol.
  • Simultaneously upgrading all current, legacy protocol-based, NCR ATMs to new, IP-based, NCR ATMs is not only disruptive, but cost prohibitive.

Their solution: Phase in IP-based, NCR ATMs using the Gcom® Second Generation Protocol Appliance 2G (GPA 2G).

The GPA 2G transports the payload data itself, not the legacy protocol. It does so by applying a delimiter to preserve the logical message boundaries needed to send payload data over a byte stream connection such as TCP. Gcom calls these delimiters encapsulations.

"And Gcom has an encapsulation specifically designed to handle NCR ATM payload data," said Dave Grothe, founder and CEO of Gcom. "So the Gcom solution required no custom programming."

Now China Bank can replace legacy protocol-based, NCR ATMs with IP-based, NCR ATMs on its own timetable with no disruption to bank processes or customers.

About Gcom

Since 1979, Gcom (www.gcom.com) has been designing and developing the industry's most advanced data communications software packages. Gcom's original offering to the market was in the form of source code licenses for data communications protocol implementations. Beginning in 1996, Gcom made the transition from a supplier of source code to a supplier of bundled data communications hardware and software products.

Gcom remains committed to its original goal of developing affordable, high-performance communications software and helping customers take advantage of its benefits. Gcom's customer base now includes OEMs, systems integrators, data communications equipment manufacturers, network providers, government contractors, and large end users around the world, such as VISA International, MasterCard, Motorola, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Weather Service.

For more information, visit the Gcom web site (www.gcom.com) or contact the company at (866) 351-4241. Gcom, Inc., 1800 Woodfield Drive, Savoy, IL 61874