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Automated Financial Selects Encore Networks M2M Cellular Routers for Copper-to-Cellular ATM Upgrades


Encore’s C2C ™ Router to Migrate Existing ATMs and New Sites from POTS Lines to Secure Cellular Networks for Payment Processing

Chantilly, VA. May 1, 2012 — Encore Networks, a leader in M2M solutions for fixed and wireless communications, today announced that Automated Financial, L.L.C. has selected Encore’s C2C™ Machine-to-Machine (M2M) router to participate in the growing trend of migrating ATM payment processing from Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines to more secure, cost-effective, and reliable cellular services.

The C2C™ replaces POTS lines with a secure cellular architecture in a low impact footprint that makes the C2C™ ideal for ATM and point-of-sale applications which often face space constraints. Available in both low-cost commercial and rugged temperature hardened units, the C2C™ operates on a wide range of AC or DC power over public or private cellular service.

“Among the many reasons we chose the C2C was the simple, single-box solution. The C2C provides IP router, Layer-4 firewall, SSL, and IPsec VPN functionality with its embedded radio modem,” stated Steve Allard, President of Automated Financial. “Encore’s ability to interwork between systems minimizes reconfigurations. Our Triton Connect management system that currently provides connectivity to card processors over POTS lines is already IP enabled so no reconfiguration of the ATM is needed.”

Mr. Allard continued, “We also liked the C2C’s support of IPsec. This form of connection persists over time, unlike SSL which requires frequent connection requests on the TCP/IP protocol. A constant connection is important in high traffic areas such as stadiums during professional sports events or concerts because it minimizes transaction time by eliminating connection delays and avoids getting ‘locked out’ by other devices.”

Founded in 1996, Automated Financial’s portfolio consists of ATM sites throughout the United States. As a top ranking distributor for ATM sales and service, Automated’s nationwide network provides a wide variety of ATM makes and models from manufacturers including Triton, Nautilus Hyosung, Genmega, and Hantle.

“With Automated’s experience and understanding of the unique characteristics and requirements  for conducting transactions from remote locations, it’s hardly surprising that they are leading the charge in POTS to cellular conversion,” said Jeff Boger, Sales Director for Encore Networks. “They understand that we all need to face that fact that copper lines are going away and the sooner ATM customers convert to low cost, reliable cellular services the better.”

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About Encore Networks
Encore Networks is a leader in environmentally and electrical immunity hardened Routers providing Internet Protocol (IP), SSL, VPN, Firewall, Ethernet Switching and Legacy Protocol to IP interworking with an embedded cellular modem all in a single box solution. Encore’s BANDIT™ Family of routers are manufactured specifically for banking, Point of Sale (POS), ATM, M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid, AMR/AMI telemedicine, oil and gas, industrial plant floors, security, elevator, railroad, transportation, and mass transit infrastructures applications. We enable companies to reduce total cost of ownership by reducing dependence on high cost wireline connections and converting them seamlessly to next generation cellular connections. Made in the USA, Encore’s BANDIT™ is designed for mission critical M2M applications. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA)..

About Automated Financial, L.L.C.
Automated Financial L.L.C. is a full service ATM provider dedicated to developing long term, lucrative business relationships. Automated’s business focus is the placement, sales, processing and servicing of ATM Cash Machines (ATMs). Automated Financial has been recognized as a top ranking ATM distributor for ATM sales and service and is currently ranked among the top 5 highest producing ATM distributors in the United States.


Encore Networks Contact:
Jeff Boger
Sales Director

Automated Financial Contact:
Steve Allard

Media Contact:
Tony Crane

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