March 5, 2015
– Transaction Network Services
(TNS) is launching 4G LTE support for its PCI DSS compliant TNSLink product portfolio, which includes a secure and fully managed network for use with ATMs and kiosks.
Across Asia and Australasia, TNSLink for ATMs enables ATM operators to use next generation, bandwidth hungry applications. The addition of 4G LTE support will help protect investments in ATM networks as telecommunications operators rapidly migrate from 2G to 3G and 4G networks. TNSLink currently connects tens of thousands of ATMs across the world, using 2G and 3G carriage, and is now also able to support 4G as each market goes live with LTE.
In conjunction with its hardware partner Digi International, TNS will be showcasing its new TNSLink 4G managed service at the Southeast Asia ATMs 2015 Conference in Jakarta on March 10.
Chris Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for TNS’ Asia Pacific Payments Division, said: “We’re delighted to be enabling ATM operators and deployers to capitalise on the benefits of new 4G technologies. At a time when telcos across the region are grooming their legacy 2G networks to make way for 4G services, we’re asking the question – why upgrade to a 3G only solution when you can now skip to 4G LTE enabled networks with TNS?
“We help operators navigate the complexity of telco network upgrades, by providing our managed service customers with a graceful upgrade path to the next generation of wireless carriage. We’re expanding our global relationship with Digi by using their flexible TransPort® routers to access the massive bandwidth of 3G and 4G LTE. TNSLink delivers a cost effective way to migrate payment networks to wireless access, improving service quality and potentially reducing PCI DSS compliance costs.”
As part of the wider TNSLink portfolio, the new 4G LTE solution can be added as a cost effective option to terrestrial broadband ATMs as well as significantly reduce ATM deployment times, allowing operators to deploy their machines more quickly.
“Southeast Asia is one of the region’s fastest growing ATM markets with a significant need for solutions that provide reliable and secure options to ATM providers,” said Curt Ahart, Digi Vice President Cellular Product Management. “Digi’s TransPort® routers are 4G LTE enabled and are used by our global customer, TNS, as part of their next generation ATM network.”
TNS is a global member of the ATMIA board and currently provides services to more than 85,000 ATMs around the world, supporting every manufacturer and connecting to over 400 payment-specific authorisation hosts worldwide.
In addition to ATMs, TNSLink can also be used to strengthen self-service strategies in point-of-sale retail environments, such as petroleum forecourts and convenience stores. The TNSOnline portal gives operators full end-to-end visibility into their device estate with a wealth of real-time management and troubleshooting information.
TNS is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service provider and its secure network is supported 24x7x365 by its Network Operating Centres around the world.
With a strong payments heritage and more than 20 years of expertise, TNS now provides services in more than 60 countries across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. Through its broader payment solutions, TNS connects over a million merchants and retailers to the world’s leading banks, acquirers and processors, enabling secure, efficient and cost-effective delivery and processing of payments. For more information about TNS, please visit www.tnsi.com
About Transaction Network Services:
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.
Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry’s broadest range of wireless products, the Etherios cloud platform for device management, and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi’s entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at http://www.digi.com
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