Lincoln, Nebraska – June 16, 1998 Automated Systems, Inc., a Gold Solutions Provider of the Citrix Solutions Network, today announced plans to sell and support Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) MetaFrame thin-client/server software for Windows NT 4.0 to the community banking and county government markets. As a CSN member, Automated Systems, Inc. will provide customer planning, installation, integration and post-sales support for the Citrix MetaFrame and WinFrame® thin-client/server software product lines.
In the past two years, Automated Systems, Inc. has been converting traditional client/server installations using its Insite Banking™ and TerraScan County Government Systems to the thin-client/server computing model provided by Citrix WinFrame software. All of the companys new installations are utilizing the Citrix WinFrame solution. Citrixs new MetaFrame thin-client/server software has proven to solve many existing problems for our clients including remote application deployment and easier administration. Many Automated Systems, Inc. customers realize the strategic benefits of Citrix thin-client/server computing products almost immediately. One of the earliest benefits realized is the cost savings by using existing clients. According to one customer, Matt Keller, Vice President and Cashier of Gardner National Bank, “The portability of these machines is great. Compared to a Novell or Windows NT network, there seemed to be a big cost advantage to not having a PC on every desk. Besides, the network administration is much easier.”
Richard C. Perry, President of Automated Systems, Inc., believes “The greatest advantage of thin-client/server computing is the ability to support customer application software remotely from our office. This allows us to perform training, follow-up technical support and new software enhancement distribution effortlessly and seamlessly. WinFrame and MetaFrame thin-client/server software also allow our customers to use their existing network infrastructure and clients, as well as the new Windows-based terminals from Wyse.”
According to David Forsch, director of channel marketing for Citrix, “Since May 1996, Automated Systems, Inc. has proven itself to be a strong Citrix Gold Solution Provider. With the large support staff and services offered by Automated Systems, Inc., they have positioned themselves to be a leading thin-client/server computing provider.”
Since May 1996, Automated Systems, Inc. has been a Citrix Gold Solution Provider of the Citrix Solutions Network, offering the best possible networking solutions to all of its clients. With many of the larger corporations that purchase the Citrix thin-client/server computing solution, it is often one department that initially plans to use the software. Before long, corporations start buying multiple servers and additional licenses because other departments quickly see the strategic benefits.
Citrix MetaFrame thin-client/server software is transforming the way organizations deploy, manage and access business applications across the extended enterprise — regardless of client hardware, operating platform, network connection or available bandwidth — providing improved application manageability, access, performance and security. MetaFrame software works in conjunction with Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition to deliver a comprehensive thin-client/server solution for the entire enterprise – including support for heterogeneous computing environments, enterprise-scale management and seamless desktop integration.
The Citrix Solutions Network is a comprehensive channel program, comprised of more than 3,000 value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors who sell and support Citrix MetaFrame and WinFrame thin-client/server software worldwide.
About Automated Systems, Inc.
Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI) has built strong relationships with community banks since 1981 to create the technological solutions necessary to address community bank management’s needs. ASI develops and supports software to help its customers operate efficiently and effectively. ASI also provides network support and consultative services to enable clients to maximize the latest technologies.
ASI corporate headquarters are at 1201 Libra Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512, 402.420.6000 or 800.279.7312. For more information about the banking solutions from ASI, visit www.asiweb.com.
About Insite Data Services™
The Insite Banking System™ is a complete in-house or hosted core data processing solution utilizing a 100% Microsoft Windows environment: no Unix, no AS/400 and no mainframe. Automated Systems provides directly integrated solutions: image teller solution, check and document imaging, real-time telephone and real time online banking with remote capture. For more information about hosting from IDS, visit www.insitedataservices.com.