Phoenix Interactive Design, Inc.

Phoenix Interactive Design, Inc.

October 24, 2005 08:00 ET

Leading Credit Union in Alaska Chooses VISTAatm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska and LONDON, Ontario--(CCNMatthews - Oct 24, 2005) -

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has announced its selection of Phoenix Interactive's VISTAatm terminal software for its ATM software replacement project. The Phoenix Interactive solution will be used across Alaska USA's entire network (comprised of 100% NCR ATMs today). VISTAatm will serve to enhance cardholder experience and further deliver on Alaska USA's commitment to providing members with the high quality financial services they need, when and where they need them. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Alaska and counts one of every three Alaskans as members.

"We are confident that VISTAatm will strengthen Alaska USA's service commitment to their members by enhancing the ATM experience. This move to a flexible and proven multi-vendor solution will further improve Alaska USA's ability to introduce new feature functionality and support new types of hardware on Alaska USA's ATMs today and tomorrow," said Scott Anderson, Director of Business Development for Phoenix Interactive.

The enhanced functionality and flexibility of VISTAatm further strengthened the proposition for Alaska USA as a joint shareholder of Alaska Option, a full service EFT network for financial institutions in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Specifically compelling were VISTAatm's proven multi-vendor capabilities and the software's ability to deliver the flexibility Alaska Option demands to proactively respond to the needs of their current and future EFT customers.

"Alaska Option will now have the ability to manage multiple ATM models across all major hardware platforms using a single software application," said John Shipe, CEO of Alaska Option and CIO of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. "Alaska USA has been looking for a way to more effectively leverage its ATM deployment strategy by providing additional value-added services to its members. VISTAatm has provided the means to do so."

Anderson added, "Phoenix is very excited to be partnering with such a well respected organization. The commitment to excellence demonstrated by the teams at Phoenix and Alaska USA will certainly serve to benefit Alaska USA's members."

About Alaska USA

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial services cooperative, committed to providing members with the high quality financial services they need, when and where they need them - affordably, conveniently and professionally. Established in 1948, Alaska USA provides service to members worldwide through an extensive Member Service Network consisting of branches throughout Alaska and in Washington State; ATM and point-of-sale (POS) access; a toll-free Member Service Center and free 24-hour PC and phone account access.

About Alaska Option

Alaska Option is a full-service EFT network offering automated teller machine (ATM) and point-of-sale (POS) transaction switching and settlement services to financial institutions and financial service providers in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Alaska Option's services make it possible for consumers to access a growing number of ATM and POS terminal locations to withdraw cash, transfer funds and make purchases using an Alaska Option debit card.

About Phoenix Interactive Design, Inc.

London, Ontario-based Phoenix Interactive Design, Inc. provides a Windows™-based multi-vendor ATM operating software to the financial services industry that, because it successfully interfaces with the major ATM hardware manufacturers, maximizes profitability in self-service channels by providing financial institutions with software independence. Phoenix's software provides its customers with the ability to separate purchasing decisions, allowing for greater negotiating power at the vendor level.

For more information about Phoenix, visit the company's Web site at

Contact Information

  • For Phoenix Interactive
    Joy Harper, 678-781-7203
    William Mills, 678-781-7213