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BPC Banking Technologies Partners with HP to Port SmartVista to the Integrity NonStop Platform

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2010-10-25 11:58
Banks now have a real market proven alternative application for their NonStop platforms

SINGAPORE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, today announced it had completed the porting of its SmartVista switch solution (SmartSwitch) to HP’s Integrity NonStop platform.

The HP Integrity NonStop server is the platform of choice amongst many tier 1 banks requiring a fault tolerant environment within their e-payments infrastructure. In taking the strategic decision to port SmartSwitch to the NonStop platform, BPC was conscious that many of the world’s banks are actively seeking alternatives for their legacy e-payment solutions running on NonStop servers.

The porting project took only three months to complete and was undertaken with the invaluable support of HP’s Bangalore, Technology Center.

“There is a level of uncertainty in many of the world’s banks as to the direction they should take in modernizing their e-payments infrastructure,” commented Vasily Grigoriev, CEO BPC Banking Technologies. “With our port to HP’s NonStop platform banks now have the real alternative of keeping their fault tolerant infrastructure, while enjoying the benefits that SmartVista brings as a modern, scalable and market proven e-payments solution.”

“HP has been an extremely supportive partner during the porting project, providing both expertise and technology,” said Rajan Narayan, Managing Director, BPC Banking Technologies, AP and LAC. “We have a significant opportunity here in Asia Pacific to win new business from the region’s banks and together with HP are looking forward to supporting them in their migration to SmartVista.”

“HP believes that the BPC’s SmartVista technology is an excellent example of a game changing Cards & EFT processing platform that will enable HP customers to launch new products faster and at a lower price point than current implemented technology,” commented Sandeep Kapoor, Director for NonStop Enterprise Division, Asia Pacific and Japan at HP. “It is a testimony to the investments that HP has been making in modernizing the NonStop architecture for newer & modern applications like SmartVista to port and take advantage of the platform availability and scalability. The porting was accomplished in such a short time, demonstrating an open environment that the newer NonStop systems bring to the market.”

SmartSwitch is part of the SmartVista complete suite of e-payment solutions. SmartVista’s broad range of capabilities effectively support and manage payments across all channels, including POS, branch, Internet and mobile applications. From simple credit and debit cards to sophisticated loyalty programs and multi application smart cards, SmartVista supports all aspects of card management. SmartVista also detects and prevents fraud to improve the bottom line. For card issuers, and acquirers and institutions requiring broad-based e-payment functionality, SmartVista delivers a full suite of solutions to transform the way organizations manage their electronic payments.

BPC Banking Technologies: BPC is the leading global provider of Open Systems e-payment solutions for the global financial industry. It provides SmartVista, a single integrated solution for transaction processing and card management. The company’s customer base includes the largest and most progressive retail banks across four continents. For more information, visit the company’s website at .

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October 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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New World Hospitality Unveils Aggressive Expansion Plans

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Relaunches Flagship New World Hotels

HONG KONG, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality has launched an aggressive programme to establish itself as an influential player in the regional and international hospitality industry, with more than 20 projects currently under development, representing an investment of over USD1.1 billion across three distinct brands.

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Leading the expansion is the repositioning of its New World Hotels flagship brand, in which a new visual identity and service culture were unveiled today in the group’s properties in China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

As well, new properties and opening dates announced today include New World Hotels in Guiyang (2011), Beijing (2012); Shenyang (2013), and Qingyuan (2014). By 2015, the number of New World Hotels is targeted to more than double.

In addition to the New World Hotels brand of deluxe properties, New World Hospitality manages the select service brand, pentahotels, currently represented in Shanghai, and a new premium luxury brand is also currently under development.

These initiatives underscore New World Hospitality’s aim to provide guests refreshing alternatives across a tiered spectrum of brands. The approach is to challenge conventions to become widely recognised for a distinctive culture.

“We focus on building strong and long-lasting relationships with our guests, each other and our communities. This philosophy is our compass, shared with our guests at every touch-point in their stays, delivered by associates who are as keen as we are to create new hotel benchmarks,” said New World Hospitality’s Executive Vice Chairman Sonia Cheng.

As part of the revitalisation of New World Hotels, the concept of “Modern Oriental Hospitality” has been introduced.

“Modern Oriental hospitality means featuring the best of the region’s hospitality traditions and the values that they spring from, but extending them in a refreshingly engaging and fluid way,” said Ms. Cheng.

To facilitate New World Hotels’ significant repositioning, New World Hospitality has recruited some of the most experienced and dedicated hoteliers in the industry and, to reinforce its new service culture, New World Hotels has dedicated funds notably above industry standards for training and development.

“In conjunction with our new visual identity and workplace culture, we have launched a programme of initiatives that will include almost every aspect of the hotels, from human resources to sales and marketing, from operations to physical product,” said Symon Bridle, New World Hospitality’s senior vice president — operations.

A regional advertising campaign has been launched featuring the work of award-winning photographer Platon Antoniou, supplemented by the unveiling of both corporate and hotel websites, and

The marketing campaigns introduce the New World Hotels logo with its mulberry symbol, the fruit of the tree from which the first silk was created in China. The story of silk’s creation — how, through care and craftsmanship, a simple source became an exotic, beautiful, long-lasting, high-quality substance — was the inspiration for New World Hotels’ fresh visual identity.

“Similarly, we hope with creativity to build a long-lasting, authentic entity, that is beautiful in its own right,” said Ms. Cheng.

From its early beginnings in China in the 1980s, the modern incarnation of the New World Hotel Management Limited company was officially launched in July 2010 as New World Hospitality.

Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality manages the New World Hotels brand of deluxe properties in Dalian, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, with two affiliated hotels in Shenyang and Shunde, as well as the select service pentahotels brand currently represented in Shanghai. The group has more than 20 properties under development. The company is a member of New World Group, a Hong Kong-based leading conglomerate and principal investor in many New World Hospitality properties. For further information, please visit

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October 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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