NORTH CANTON, Ohio (1/7/15)--Diebold Inc. and Corning Inc. have teamed up to introduce the first antimicrobial ATM touch screen.
Diebold Inc. is a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.
The ATM's Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass is formulated with an embedded antimicrobial agent, ionic silver, which inhibits the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria on its surface. The companies are showcasing a prototype antimicrobial touch screen on Diebold's newly released 5500 series ATM in Corning's booth during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), this week in Las Vegas.
"Touched by hundreds of users every day, the ATM is a universal shared touch device," said Joydeep Lahiri, division vice president and program director, specialty durfaces, Corning Inc.. "Therefore, toughness and antimicrobial protection are desired attributes. For Diebold ATMs, Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass will deliver lifelong antimicrobial activity that won't compromise toughness or optical clarity."
Diebold plans to offer Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass as an option on its expanding line of self-service terminals, including the recently launched 5500, 3500, 3700 and 9900 series ATMs, as well as a retrofit option for existing ATMs.