With three major fleet-wide ATM upgrade initiatives currently in the pipeline — EMV, PCI and Windows 7 — there are simply too many timelines and deadlines to keep track of mentally. And there's only so much room on a laptop screen for Post-its.
Compounding the difficulty are the varying requisites and urgencies of the programs and deadlines: For PCI compliance, some machines will require upgraded PIN pads while others won't — at least not immediately; for EMV, some machines might require software updates that others in the fleet already have in place; for Windows 7, some older machines might require hardware upgrades, which might necessitate a cost-benefits analysis for replacement.
To help ATM deployers keep track of milestone dates and salient details of pending upgrades, ATM Marketplace has developed the infographic below, sponsored by Diebold Inc. "The 411 on upgrading your ATMs" gives you a clear picture of deadlines such as the next EMV liability shift date, a useful reference for key program requirements, and facts and stats that serve as a reminder of the payoffs of keeping pace with the upgrade initiatives.
Take a minute to download and print a PDF of "The 411," pin it on your office wall and reclaim some Post-it free territory on your computer screen. You're now one step closer to an orderly EMV/PCI/Windows 7 upgrade.
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Suzanne Cluckey is a writer with more than 25 years of experience in journalism and mass communications. Her work has appeared in trade journals and consumer publications throughout the U.S. and has covered a vast range of topics from cider-making to software development. In addition to her work for ATM Marketplace, Suzanne has written white papers and features for other publications in the Networld Media Group family including Fast Casual, Kiosk Marketplace, Mobile Payments Today and QSR Web.