Kalignite Software Platform
The old rules dictated that institutions bought everything from a single vendor - the hardware, the operating system and application software. Sometimes, that even meant buying critical components, such as the operating system, when they were long past their prime, because that was what the vendor could deliver. Many times that meant buying a software application from a vendor that was very good at building hardware, but not very good at creating software. Institutions that merged with others created new environments in which critical assets like vendor-developed software applications simply could not be used on a competing vendor's hardware. Well, the new rules liberate institutions to choose the best software platform - regardless of hardware vendor. Kalignite is the world's leading software platform for creating web-powered, multi-vendor solutions. Kalignite solutions can be delivered on ATMs, kiosks, and virtually all other types of self-service terminals. Learn more about the powerful Kalignite software platform on KALvideo.
Power and control through independence
Solutions created using Kalignite are completely hardware-independent.
When the application is completely independent of the hardware it runs on, there are many benefits. For instance, once the application is developed it can be deployed on any number of hardware platforms from a variety of vendors. This is essential when large institutions merge and need to create a single, cohesive self-service network.
The bottom line is that by leveraging this new independence organizations can save a great deal of money.
- A single application solution built upon Kalignite significantly reduces support costs while greatly expanding the system's functionality.
- Institutions are no longer "locked" into dealing with a single hardware supplier. Therefore, hardware costs will decrease dramatically.
- All institutions are free to choose to implement a "dual vendor" policy. Such policies used to be only affordable to extremely large institutions but can now be implemented by small and medium size networks. This can greatly increase the responsiveness of the supplier organizations in many ways.
Kalignite embraces global standards
For the software developer this means that complex, self-service applications can be written using familiar tools like Microsoft's Visual Basic or Web authoring tools such as Microsoft Front Page, in powerful programming languages like Java or HTML. These tools and languages, and many others like them, inherently support Kalignite's ActiveX and Javabean component design.
By complying with software standards like XFS and OPOS, Kalignite provides complete hardware independence. Institutions with single-vendor ATM networks, for example, can readily incorporate another vendor's system running the same Kalignite-based application when business conditions demand it.
Using Web tools to build Kalignite solutions
Implementing a new "cash" application is a very complex task. It is a mission critical application that must be as nearly perfect as humanly possible before it can be deployed. Kalignite provides a great number of pre-built, fully tested components that can be used to streamline the development and testing process.
Kalignite's design unleashes the power of the Web for self-service systems. The technologies behind the Web are employed to deliver a robust transaction platform with a dynamic user experience.
The "presentation", or user interface, portion of a Kalignite self-service application can be written in a manner very similar to creating and maintaining a website. These type of graphic changes or enhancements can be developed overnight and distributed electronically becoming immediately available. Web technologies like active server pages can be used to deliver customized screens and information to a particular customer.
Unlimited configurations, infinite possibilities
Kalignite is integrated with all of the world-leading ATM and kiosk vendors including Fujitsu, Tidel, Papelaco, Hyosung (Tranax), Diebold, Wincor-Nixdorf and NCR, among others. Kalignite also provides complete support for virtually every peripheral device used for customized self-service solutions including cash and coin acceptors and dispensers, check readers, card readers and dispensers, a great variety of printers such as journal, receipt, laser, and statement printers, security devices, and others. New devices are always being added to the Kalignite suite.
Solutions built using Kalignite can add new features, using new components, very quickly. So, when a great new idea comes up Kalignite solutions will be the first to market with a reliable, secure system. Guaranteed.
Kalignite - a great software development solution for self-service terminals based on global standards and new rules.