NORTH CANTON, Ohio (10/15/14)--Diebold Inc., a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider, introduced a new line of ATMs with anti-skimming technology during the ATM Industry Association's Security Conference in London.
Diebold's new 5500 series of ATMs is equipped with ActivEdge, which the company said is the industry's first anti-skimming card reader that prevents all known forms of skimming, the most prevalent type of ATM crime.
Skimming is a type of fraud that occurs when an ATM is compromised by a card reader that's often disguised to look like a part of the machine. The card reader saves the user's card number and PIN code, which is then replicated into a counterfeit copy for theft.
Additional features, such as biometric finger vein readers, security camera provisioning, encryption technology and monitoring services are also available with the 5500 series.
Diebold's newly developed dispenser technology, ActivDispense, increases the ATM's availability while optimizing dispensing performance.
An intelligent power management system decreases downtime by controlling power on individual modules during servicing--avoiding the need to power down the entire unit, Diebold said. Total power consumption is reduced by as much as 60%, which lowers the total cost of ownership for institutions and reduces the environmental impact.
The 5500 series, with a 15-inch touchscreen display, also offers mobile-ready functionality and optional two-way video capabilities.