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S2 Systems Signs USAlliance

RYE, N.Y.-USAlliance FCU said it has contracted with S2 Systems, Inc., to implement the company's OpeN payments processing solution.

The $520-million credit union will be deploying S2's OpeN/2 engine initially to drive its ATM network and plans to eventually use it to replace its in-house core host processing system.

S2 Systems' OpeN/2 will be deployed at USAlliance on the credit union's Stratus Intel-based ftServer 3220 system in a Windows 2000 Advanced Server environment with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as the relational database server.

CUs In Digital Signage Deal

FORT LAUDERDAL, Fla.-WireSpring Technologies has contracted with three credit unions for its digital signage systems, including America's CU, Fort Lewis, Wash., Fremont FCU, Fremont, Ohio, and ORNL FCU, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

ORNL has installed WireSprings' plasma screens to promote featured products and rates, as well as the company's FireCast self-service kiosks to provide members with detailed information on product offerings.

America's CU and Freemont FCU use the self-service kiosks to provide self-service product information and access to their online banking sites.

Jack Henry Joins Endpoint

MONNETT, Mo.-Jack Henry & Associates said it will offer its credit union and bank clients an image-based check clearing and settlement service through the National Clearing House Association and CheckClear's Endpoint Exchange Network.

Jack Henry, the parent of Symitar Systems, will introduce solutions in full compliance with the recent Check 21 legislation and help accelerate the adoption and implementation of image clearing by its core and item processing customers.

Manager Admits Embezzlement

ROME, N.Y.-A former branch manager at Rome FCU pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the CU between 1995 and 2003. Sharon Smith, 45, admitted she manipulated records by creating fictitious members and loans, enabling her to steal $1.1 million.

Smith was employed at the CU since 1987, and spent the last nine years as branch manager. She faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

NavyArmy CU Plans New Facility

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas-NavyArmy CU said it has begun construction of a new 9,500-square-foot branch in the northwest side of town.

The branch, which will be the $270 million credit union's eighth, will feature six drive-thru lanes and an ATM, as well as a full service lobby. Plans call for an August opening.

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