Diebold Nixdorf has become the first ATM manufacturer prepared to support the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, according to a press release.
"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, senior vice president, systems, in the release. "This is a true testament to our company's future-proof development mentality and protecting our customers' investments."
Windows 10 is the successor to the current Windows 7 ATM OS used by the majority of the world's financial institutions. Microsoft has said that it will end support for Windows 7 in January 2020.
Migrating ATMs to the latest operating system helps FIs to ward off cyberthreats, meet regulatory compliance standards, and more easily meet the demands of advanced transaction sets and data analytics, the release said.
"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, senior vice president of software at Diebold Nixdorf, in the release. "Migrating to Windows 10 is an important next step for any financial institution interested in leading the future of consumer transactions and we are uniquely positioned to support them."
With Windows 10, Diebold Nixdorf moves to a 64-bit operating system, which will allow operators to take full advantage of memory and processor features and anticipates the future unavailability of 32-bit versions of the OS, the company said.