Nexus Software Introduces New Version of Its XFSconnect Branch Automation Middleware Solution.
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XFSConnect improves branch automation processes
through new features and available packages
Nexus Software, Inc., a company specializing in open retail banking middleware Software that functions as a conversion or translation layer. It is also a consolidator and integrator. Custom-programmed middleware solutions have been developed for decades to enable one application to communicate with another that either runs on a different platform or comes from a , today announced the commercial availability of XFSConnect(TM) 2.6, the latest version of the company's XFSConnect(TM) branch automation middleware.
XFSConnect 2.6 provides an operational environment where virtually any banking-specific or Windows-based peripheral device See peripheral.
peripheral device - peripheral may be used within retail branches and enables totally portable, XFS-compliant retail banking solutions.
XFSConnect 2.6 represents a major update to Nexus' XFS XFS X Font Server (Sun)
XFS Extended File System
XFS X-Fleet Sentinels (gaming clan)
XFS Extensions for Financial Services (software interface specification) product family and enables improved branch automation solutions through the introduction of three specific packages: Branch Edition (for distribution of offline or networked branch workstations operating under Windows 98, Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. 4 or Windows 2000), Server Edition (available for Citrix (Citrix Systems, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, www.citrix.com) The leader in access infrastructure solutions, which includes network access, single sign-on, VPN capabilities, presentation services, remote control and remote support applications. Metaframe servers), and Developer Edition (enables solution developers to more efficiently build branch automation solutions for both workstation and thin-client server environments). In addition, XFSConnect 2.6 features support for more than 170 banking-specific devices from more than 40 different manufacturers (a 40 percent increase from version 2.5).
This latest version of XFSConnect features open ActiveXFS 3.0 technology and adheres to the XFS (eXtensions for Financial Services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. ) International standard for retail banking applications. XFS is an open-architecture, industry standard format created to help banks solve peripheral device communication problems. Active XFS 3.0 provides XFSConnect-based solutions with transparent XFS 2 and XFS 3 standards compatibility and the choice in programming language and environments that support ActiveX or .NET.
"As connectivity issues become more complex for retail bankers, XFSConnect will continue to evolve to anticipate and most effectively meet their needs," said Robert Usner, marketing director for Nexus. "This latest version of XFSConnect is indicative of our commitment to retail bankers to provide them with the latest, feature-rich technology to enhance the business of retail banking. I believe that XFSConnect 2.6's most compelling feature may be the option to choose among our three specific packages, enabling branch automation providers and bankers to select the package which best fits their needs."
About Nexus Software
Nexus Software is a world-leader in standards-based, open retail banking middleware and related products and services that connect any solution to any branch or self-service device. Nexus has more than 15 years of experience in SNA (Systems Network Architecture) IBM's mainframe network standards introduced in 1974. Originally a centralized architecture with a host computer controlling many terminals, enhancements, such as APPN and APPC (LU 6. connectivity, XFS device connectivity and enabling XFS-based solutions for its OEMs, value-added resellers A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that adds some feature(s) to an existing product(s), then resells it (usually to end-users) as an integrated product or complete "turn-key" solution. , distributors and financial industry-end customers around the world. Nexus is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with development offices in Portsmouth, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information on Nexus products and services, visit the company's Web site at www.nexussoft.com.