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VISA SUPERCENTERS NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL

 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 ~PRNewswire~ -- Visa International today announced that both its SuperCenters in McLean, Va., and Basingstoke, England, are now fully operational. Each SuperCenter has the capacity to process business volumes for the entire global Visa interchange system.
 "With our delivery systems infrastructure now operational, be it in terms of advanced network capabilities, new computer installations or enhanced software, Visa is well-positioned to take on the challenge of implementing PS2000, the new generation of electronic bankcard processing," said Roger Peirce, Visa International's executive vice president for Delivery Systems.
 The two SuperCenters represent the highest hierarchical level of the global VisaNet system architecture. They handle the global, regional and national transaction volumes formerly processed by four VisaNet Interchange Centers. In addition, the SuperCenters are capable of providing disaster backup for all regional and national centers. As a result, individual countries will be able to implement national payment systems with complete backup facilities, without having to bear the costs of a second, redundant computer center.
 The Basingstoke SuperCenter became fully operational with the recent transfer of the clearing and settlement volume (BASE II) formerly handled by Visa's computer center in San Mateo (Calif.). This transfer increased the number of transactions handled by the Basingstoke center to an average of 12 million per daily cycle. Prior to this migration, it handled approximately 3 million transactions a day.
 The Visa SuperCenters have the capacity to process approximately 1,100 authorization messages per second and 22 million sales drafts per daily cycle. The SuperCenter architecture takes maximum benefit of the fully digitized, high-capacity data communication network Visa has in place. The two SuperCenters are linked together by multiple high-speed fiber optic cables to ensure a completely failure-free flow of data.
 Visa, with 10 million acceptance locations, more than 292 million cards issued, and the leading international ATM network, is the world's largest consumer card payment system.
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 ~CONTACT: Christoph Abt of Visa International, 415-358-2469~


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