Your ATM network operates in a state of continual change spurred by advances in technology, evolving consumer behavior, competition, and significant legal and regulatory pressure. Effectively managing this complexity while remaining competitive requires both a comprehensive strategy and a powerful, flexible and robust platform for ATM testing.
Paragon VirtualATM is a Next Generation testing application for XFS-based ATMs (also known as Advanced Function or Open-Architecture ATMs) that uses virtualization to provide your testers with realistic ATM simulation, coupled with automation for faster, more efficient testing. As an extension of Web FASTest, VirtualATM takes advantage of web technology to allow your teams to conduct ATM testing with a virtualized version of
Because VirtualATM uses an ATM profile that originates from a virtualization of your physical ATM, your simulated devices/drivers behave exactly like the physical ATM. Preview your ATM screen displays, receipt layouts, and transaction flows. Run pre-configured ATM device faults with a single click—even faults that are impossible to test without damaging a physical ATM. Quickly configure ATM media (cash stacks, checks, and so on) to test specific conditions (such as a jammed bill in a cash dispenser). Easily switch from testing one brand of ATM to another (Diebold to NCR, for example) without leaving the VirtualATM interface. Use a host proxy to choose between multiple test host systems, without needing to make manual changes in the ATM application.
ATM profiles, with virtual cards and test media (such as cash and checks), can be cloned so testers can each have their own virtual test lab. Web FASTest enables 24x7 access to your testers, wherever they are located. Web FASTest provides administrative control of test data, so you can set user permissions to selectively enable testers to view, edit, or share ATM profiles and other test data.
Give your testers greater visibility into XFS commands and messages than they would have at a physical ATM. VirtualATM captures “live” messages related to ATM hardware and software. Testers can filter these messages as desired, and save them for later review when troubleshooting.
Record tests as transaction segments (for example, recording separate segments for card selection and PIN entry, transaction selection, and so forth) and use these segments as building blocks to create many automated tests. After building your automated tests, you can replay them from VirtualATM, or run them remotely from Web FASTest. Quickly conduct regression tests for multiple scenarios across your entire ATM network. Reports are generated for each test that provide a step-by-step record of the test details, including screen and receipt images, and the test results (pass/fail).
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