While it is not widely seen as a general-purpose Unix systems supplier, Philips Telecommunications and Data Systems is gradually placing more and more emphasis on selling its Unix based P9000 Series systems into its traditionally strong market areas. The banking world is one such niche, and now Philips has gained its first major success in Australia. The recently established Tasmania Bank has ordered some 50 P9200 systems, with 300 workstations for its 45 branches throughout the island state. The installation is due for completion by October of this year, using software developed with Philips’ Text Form and Workstation Management development tools. The P9000 Series was launched in Australia at the end of last year, but Philips says that it already has automatic teller machines and front and back office terminals installed with 39 Australian financial institutions.
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