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NCR WINS $55 MILLION AWARD FOR SLOVAKIAN BANKING SYSTEM

 NCR WINS $55 MILLION AWARD
 FOR SLOVAKIAN BANKING SYSTEM
 DAYTON, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Slovakian savings bank, Slovenska Statna Sporitelna, has ordered a $55 million computer infrastructure from NCR to serve its 650 branches. When completed in 1996-97, it will be one of the most advanced banking systems anywhere in the world, using the latest massively-parallel computer technologies, object-oriented software, and satellite communications links to handle bulk data transfer. Equipment deliveries for the first phase of the project are scheduled for December 1992.
 In addition to hardware, the project includes over 250 person- years of application software development and communications technology from AT&T, which acquired NCR in 1991. Engineering, consulting and project management are also part of the contract.
 NCR was selected as the supplier because it could provide a broad range of systems, from personal to massively-parallel computers, based on a consistent architecture and open systems standards. This makes the hardware components of the system more cost-effective, and means simpler software development, communications and system management.
 Two NCR 3600 systems, which are at the heart of the network, use multiple microprocessors in parallel to deliver better performance than a conventional mainframe, at a fraction of the cost.
 The new banking infrastructure is expected to improve profitability, and to enable the bank to take part in the globalization of financial markets. It will allow new software to be developed for transaction processing within the bank and for inter- bank and international clearing. It will also be used for decision support, risk management and accounting.
 Headquartered in Bratislava, the Slovak national savings bank has assets of approximately US$ 4.1 billion.
 Technical Details
 The first phase of the project will include installation of an NCR 3600 for the main data center, and the establishment of a development center equipped with two NCR 3550 multiprocessor systems, two NCR 3450 servers and 10 NCR 3345 workstations.
 All the systems in the NCR 3000 series use Intel microprocessors and the UNIX(TM) V.4 and UNIX V.4 MP operating systems. The use of these standards means that existing UNIX applications will run on even the massively-parallel NCR 3600s with little or no modification.
 In later phases of the project, a back-up data center will be built, housing another NCR 3600, together with three regional data centers equipped with NCR 3550s. NCR 3550 and 3450 systems will be provided for the bank's head office, 50 main branches and 600 local branches.
 The transaction processing system will use a client/server architecture with a decentralized database structure, UNIX servers and WINDOWS(TM) clients. PC applications will be object oriented and developed under C plus plus.
 Communications components include NCR StarLAN(TM) and StarWAN(TM) hardware with StarGROUP(TM) and StarSENTRY(TM) software and management systems. X.25 communications are used for on-line transaction processing, with radio communications via satellite used for batch data transfer.
 Software includes the Sybase(TM) relational database and NCR TOP END(TM) transaction processing manager.
 NCR(TM), the Networked Computing Resource of AT&T, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports enterprise-wide information systems for worldwide markets. NCR is the world leader in massively parallel computing systems for the commercial market.
 UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX Systems Laboratories, Inc.
 Microsoft WINDOWS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 NCR, NCR StarLAN, NCR StarWAN, NCR StarGROUP, NCR StarSENTRY and NCR TOP END are trademarks of NCR Corporation.
 Sybase is a registered trademark of Sybase, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Farkas of NCR Corporation, 513-445-2078/ CO: NCR Corporation ST: Ohio IN: CPR SU:


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