Thursday, October 18, 2018
LONDON, UK & SIOUX FALLS, SD — ATMIA today launched the next gen API App model for ATMs which has been developed for an industry with over 3.2 million ATMs by a Consortium made up of over 180 companies across the world.
At exactly 8.30 a.m. Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA, popped the champagne at the official launch and declared the next generation ATM architecture designed by the Consortium “open for global business”.
Since 2016, the founding companies of the Consortium have been defining a vision for the future of ATMs, producing a detailed architectural blueprint for the API App model which will enable consumers to transact at ATMs for cash and value-added services via their mobile devices.
“The Consortium for Next Generation ATMs has carried out and completed the largest future-proofing exercise undertaken by the ATM industry in living memory,” Lee said. “Why not connect millions of ATMs in great locations to billions of mobile phones and see what happens?”
ATMIA, which project-manages the Consortium, has found throughout the future-proofing project that an unprecedented level of consensus been evident between major vendors, ATM operators, suppliers and solution providers about the way forward for global industry.
As a Next Gen ATM Champion, Renovite Technologies’ chief operating officer, Jim Tomaney, commented: “We are hugely excited about the launch of ATMIA’s Consortium for Next Gen ATMs. People are crying out for innovative ATM functionality that reflects the advances in payments technology we are seeing elsewhere, from new money management choices to alternative contactless options. This is the start of something genuinely exciting for the ATM sector and we are delighted to be part of it.”
"We deeply appreciate the industry consensus that has been reached in the Next Generation ATM Consortium,” said Wolfgang Braunwieser of Salzburger Banken Software in Austria. “The results open the path to flexible and reliable ATM networks fully integrated in the digitized world. SBS has already started to follow the guidelines!"
A toolkit for Consortium stakeholders includes:
“This project is all about keeping ATM technology relevant for the whole world for another generation,” Lee concluded. “Let the investments roll in!”
Next Gen ATM Champions, NCR, also praised the importance of the project. Frank Gauld, VP & GM, Banking Solutions at NCR said: “We’re thrilled to join this consortium and signal our commitment to simplifying the next generation of ATM technology and service models, and to drive a truly digital-first banking experience. The ATM network has grown increasingly complex. and it’s our job to create meaningful change that makes ATM technology easier to own and operate, and more supportive of the digital-first consumer.”
Rick Anderson, Worldwide Delivery Director for Industrial Wind River Systems, hailed the Consortium’s achievements. “Experience has shown that open source solutions can revolutionize an industry (look at what happened to mobile phones). Congratulations to the ATMIA for this ground-breaking work which can really ignite innovation in the ATM over the next five years.”
For more information, please visit the next gen portal - https://www.atmia.com/connections/committees/consortium-for-next-gen-atms/ or speak directly to Mike Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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