Cisco’s Connected ATM Solution to Help Financial Inclusion

Cisco has announced its Connected ATM Solution that will help banks in India deploy ATM facilities in remote locations across the country.  With greater emphasis on financial inclusion, the new solution from Cisco is aimed at helping banks meet the Central Government mandate for ATM network expansion across the country, with specific emphasis on rural connectivity.

This solution is part of the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture and features Cisco’s Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) with an third-generation (3G) wireless and CDMA connectivity option based on the Cisco 3G wireless WAN High-Speed Interface Card (HWIC), suitable for both backup and primary applications. This wireless connectivity option, when coupled with a service provider wireless data plan, provides a cost-effective, rapidly deployable, reliable, and highly secure backup solution for remote sites and branch offices. Cisco has customized this offering to suit remote and off-site ATM operations that require low data usage but have high security requirements.

The remote/off-site ATM solution comprises two components, a Cisco 860VAE Series Integrated Services Router at each of the ATM locations and a pair of Cisco head-end routers at the data center (DC) and disaster recovery (DR) locations. The Cisco 860VAE Series Integrated Services Routers are ideal for this solution as they combine increased network performance with advanced security to allow standalone service orchestration points such as ATMs or point-of-sale (POS) systems to get the most from their broadband connection.