RESTON, Va. (8/17/09)--CO-OP Shared Branching has signed up to use Transaction Network Services’ (TNS) TNSLink solution, which will benefit credit unions offering shared branching through CO-OP’s Next Generation Network (NGN). The partnership means credit unions will have increased reliability, flexibility, volume capacity and monitoring on NGN, CO-OP said. TNSLink is an end-to-end data communications solution that is monitored 365 days a year. Monitoring became more important with CO-OP’s NGN migration to a universal hub, which provides access to CO-OP Fast Branch kiosks and CO-OP My Deposit 24 hours a day, said TNS. There is potential for TNSLink to expand in the future if needed, CO-OP added.