ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf claims to be the first in its field to support Microsoft’s Windows 10. The tech giant is set to end support for Windows 7 on January 14 2020, and the move to the new OS will provide for better security and provide for a new consumer experience. With Windows 10, the manufacturer moves to a 64-bit operating system, which will allow operators to take full advantage of memory and processor features as there are no 32-bit versions of the OS.
“We are not only the first ATM manufacturer readily available to support Windows 10, but have been shipping processors that are Windows 10 compatible since mid-2014,” said Ulrich Näher, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, systems. “This is a true testament to our company’s ‘future-proof’ development mentality and protecting our customers’ investments – that meet the needs of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.”
This news comes after the ATM manufacturer announced a new innovative ATM design, called Essence, that will feature multi-touch, swipe, tap, and other features that mimic smartphones and tablets. In addition to this the ATM will also have encrypted touchscreen PIN entry and NFC authentication, thanks to the enhanced security from Windows 10.
“We have been working diligently with other industry groups to ensure our customers are better prepared and to make this migration as easy as possible,” said Alan Kerr, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, software. “Ultimately, this is about more than just migrating to the latest operating system—it’s about improving and modernizing consumer experiences to advance connected commerce in the financial services industry. The scale and flexibility of our software solutions enable us to serve as a true partner to financial institutions of all sizes as we navigate these changes and drive the future of consumer transactions.”