Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) require high availability and secure IP connectivity. Traditionally, where terrestrial infrastructure is unavailable, this connectivity is provided via dedicated Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs). Thuraya M2M Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) partnered with ViaSat managed service and network, utilizes a low-latency and highly-secure worldwide satellite network to provide a significantly improved value proposition over existing satellite-based alternatives.
Emerging Market Challenges
In regions with underdeveloped terrestrial infrastructure, ATM IP connectivity may be forced to depend on unreliable connectivity options or higher-cost dedicated VSAT-based systems both of which may not fully cover the cybersecurity risks. Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia have strong potential for future economic growth. However, financial institutions in these regions are challenged with finding an economic way to deploy their ATM network across large geographic areas that have limited cyber-secure IP connectivity options.
Thuraya’s M2M, powered by the ViaSat network, provides scalable, reliable, and cyber-secure IP connectivity, via a compelling value proposition, solving today’s remote communication limitations. Thuraya’s ATM solution includes 1. Worldwide high-availability coverage via Thuraya’s global L-band satellite constellation that is resistant to inclement weather conditions; 2. Terminals with simple installations, ruggedized to IP66 standards; 3. Static IP addressing to eliminate polling delays; 4. Full-duplex IP connectivity with embedded AES-256 encryption.