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Emirates Islamic and Network Intelligent Payment Solutions announce strategic partnership with Ministry of Interior and SAAED Traffic System for launch of ‘Smart-Teller’ Kiosk ‘Sahel’
Next generation kiosk will automate services and payments of Ministry of Interior and Emirates Vehicle Gate . Smart-Teller will expand to remaining emirates by end of the year.

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, together with Network Intelligent Payment Solutions (NIPS), an Abu Dhabi-based full-service payment options provider, today announced their collaboration with Ministry of Interior and SAAED Traffic System for the launch of Smart-Teller, the third generation of Sahel, with cutting edge technology offering services for Ministry of Interior and EVG insurance. The Smart-Teller booth was launched at Cards and Payments Middle East, in the presence of Jamal Bin Ghalaita, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Islamic; Colonel Mohamed Al Zaabi, Deputy Manager of IT and Telecommunication Department, Abu Dhabi Police; Engineer Ibrahim Ramel, CEO of SAAED Traffic System and Lubna Al Sayegh, Managing Director of NIPS.

' Smart-Teller', a development aligned with the UAE's smart government initiative, will offer services such as car registration renewal with instant issuance, fines enquiry and payments, issuances for lost or harmed driving licenses and vehicle registration in addition to insurance coverage services through 'Em irates Vehicle Gate' (EVG) service whereby customers can request an insurance coverage quotation and pay for the insurance policy prior to car renewal and registration. It has an in-built Emirates ID reader and a QR code reader to connect in between the smart app and booth so the client can apply online and get the service physically from the closest stand, in addition to a signature pad, passport scanner and file scanner, allowing the booth to supply extensive services that were previously only readily available over the counter. In addition to A4 printing capability for services that need certificate issuance, the booth accepts credit card payment, accepts and dispenses money payment in banknotes and coins.

Commenting on the launch, Jamal Bin Ghalaita, CEO of Emirates Islamic stated: "As the leading Islamic bank in the nation, Emirates Islamic has constantly pushed forward to drive digital innovation in the UAE economy. Smart government needs partners who offer world-class solutions, and in association with NIPS, we have actually delivered a truly innovative solution to the government. Equipped with the most recent technology and security functions, Smart-Teller will supply clients the convenience of getting a variety of services 24/7 as well as conserve them significant quantities of time.".

" Emirates Islamic has actually identified itself in introducing innovative smart government services and products. Moving forward, we will continue to deal with government departments throughout the UAE to provide them with the latest smar automation process, payment solutions and help them satisfy the needs of their clients in a fast-changing digital environment.".

The innovative kiosk will soon be launched at twenty areas with plans to introduce over a hundred more across the nation by 2016/2017 and will slowly broaden to include all other government companies services to be included on one gadget.

Commenting on the launch, H.E Brigadier Engineer Hussein Al Harithi, Director General of Central Operations, Abu Dhabi Police spokened: "Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police have actually continuously thought about the execution of a method of automation and clever options, in line with the mandate of UAE smart government, in order to lower client sees to counters. The collaboration in between the UAE government sector and economic sector empowers UAE government departments with cutting edge options such as Smart-Teller, the third generation of Sahel.

" Based on the directives of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Interior, we constantly keep end-users with unique requirements as our leading concern and for this reason are always eager to have international standards that consider their requirements in our solutions.".

Colonel Mohamed Al Zaabi, Deputy Manager of IT and Telecommunication Department, Abu Dhabi Police said: We are proud to release Smart-Teller, the third generation of Sahel to assist in offering 'out of counter' services and to support the change of Abu Dhabi Police's smart services. We constantly aim to offer benefit and easy options to consumers to perform their deals.".

Colonel Barakat Al Kindy, Head of Information Security area, Abu Dhabi Police said: The gadget will be available in all client service centers of Abu Dhabi Police during the first stage, and will expand to shopping center and key areas throughout the emirate for serving end-users at a location close to them. This will save their effort and time to obtain any necessary services.".

Commenting on the launch, Engineer Ibrahim Ramel, CEO of SAAED Traffic System said: “Our strategic partnership with Emirates Islamic and Network Intelligent Payment Solutions commences with the launch of ‘Smart Teller Devices’, a new achievement for Emirates Vehicle Gate which will enable customers to complete their transactions seamlessly and in real-time. This new milestone for EVG will help us grow our business and reduce operational cost. At EVG, our strategy is to keep launching new innovations and enhance customer experience while complementing the government strategies.”

Commenting on the launch, Lubna Al Sayegh, Managing Director of Network Intelligent Payment Solutions, said: ‘Smart Teller’ is a first of its kind device in the entire region. NIPS is proud to design, develop and implement such process automation and smart payment solutions with the support of project stakeholders. This is only the start and we will continue to further develop Smart-Teller and empower the device with the latest technology. We will also work with our strategic partners from UAE Government entities to add their services on ‘Smart-Tellers’. This will be a first in the UAE, giving end customers a unique service experience through a device that processes services for multiple entities and is not just a payment solution.

Cards and Payments Middle East is one of the region’s largest conferences and exhibitions and is regarded as the meeting point of all smart card, payments and identification experts from all of the GCC, the Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia and across the globe.




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