Also in Financial Services, Vantiv recently certified NCR's APTRA™ multivendor ATM software, which should help financial institutions of all sizes achieve the benefits of a single software platform. Vantiv is a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions whose network drives more than 12,000 ATMs for financial institutions across the U.S.
In Retail Solutions, NCR announced the acquisition of Retalix Ltd., a leading global provider of innovative retail software and services. Retalix's technologies are deployed in over 70,000 retail locations, with more than 400,000 customer touch points in over 50 countries, that transact billions of dollars in annual retail sales across its platform. The acquisition is consistent with NCR's continued transformation to a hardware-enabled, software-driven business model. Retalix's strength with blue-chip retailers is highly complementary and provides additional sales opportunities across the combined installed base.
NCR is expanding our SelfServ Checkout business around the globe, which includes new large- scale committed deployments scheduled for 2013. NCR also provides its customers with expertise from our Human Factors Engineering group to make the self-checkout experience easy and convenient for consumers through user interface design, configurations, layouts and best practices.
During the fourth quarter, NCR introduced a variety of new technologies and solutions designed to transform the independent retail and convenience store experience. NCR Retail Online™ enables independent retailers and small chains to build online stores to compete with major retail chains and online-only retailers and provides the omni-channel online shopping experience that customers demand. In the convenience store category, NCR is focused on helping retailers reinvent the in-store experience through a number of new products including NCR ConvenienceGo™ (C-Go), a mobile payment application that allows shoppers to purchase fuel, food and other items through their smartphones and Pulse mobile, an application that delivers actionable, real-time operational information to store owners including fuel operations and other key systems.
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