HP delivers major IT rollout for An Post

22 May 2007

HP has won a lucrative contract to deploy a network of point-of-sale (POS) PCs across An Post’s network of over 1,000 post offices.

An Post will use HP’s rp5000 POS PCs to increase productivity on a secure and reliable network.

Almost two million people use An Post offices every week to avail of services such as bill payments, benefit payments and general account transactions.

An Post said the new system has enabled it to roll out new services such as the ability for motorists to pay penalty fines issued by An Garda Siochana without having to enter a Garda station.

“We are delighted with the performance of the new rp5000 system units across the post office retail network as we forge ahead with the introduction of a wide range of new financial and retail services,” said John Cronin of Post Consulting Ireland, a subsidiary of An Post.

Post Consulting Ireland is responsible for supporting An Post’s automated network of 1,000 post offices and 3,000 PostPoint outlets across the country.

HP was able to install the first 1,100 POS systems into the branch network within four months with the remaining 700 systems to be installed in the next four months.

“The additional services being offered from An Post should be of great benefit to city, town and rural populations, bringing transactional and banking services closer to the community,” said Karen Walshe of HP Personal Systems Group.

By John Kennedy