ATLANTA - The Bank Administration Institute retail delivery systems conference, which concluded Wednesday in Atlanta, confirmed its status as banking's biggest and hottest event - but it was no blockbuster in the area of product announcements.

While an all-star roster of speakers headed by Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates helped draw a crowd of 6,000 - nearly double the previous year's - the product and service exhibitors seemed mainly to be demonstrating prototypes or unveiling relatively minor offerings.

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