2021 was a miracle year for ATMIA, thanks to a resilient industry and beautiful support from our members, not to mention good timing for our events. I was also deeply touched by the amazing advocacy donations of our members which were at all-time record highs. I will not ever forget this generosity at such a critical time for our industry. And our strong cash flow position resulting from our miracle year of 2021 puts us in a good position to deliver all our member services in 2022 and to continue to serve the industry by encouraging its protection, pre-eminence and growth. It is very pleasing to know that we celebrate ATMIA’s 25th year of service in 2022 in such a solid, well-founded position – a true blessing for all.
Even though the pandemic has a long tail, the end is in sight when we can enjoy a new normal world where the coronavirus has become like a flu we just live with. Our industry is ready and raring to go for a full renewal and even a reinvention. Trust me – I’m a futurist 😊. Seriously, though, certified Next Gen ATMs and Next Gen products are already rolling off the production line and there’s strong, ongoing demand both for cash services and for availability of the premier self-service channel in financial services – namely the ATM. The future for ATMs is no longer just over the horizon – it’s here, in our very midst. The vision we formulated almost a decade ago in March 2012 to take us to the year 2050 is on track to come true!
“Believing in the power and convenience of self-service technology, and in the longevity of cash, we commit our industry to the goal of ensuring that the ATM remains the dominant and best global channel in the payment space up to 2050 and beyond.”
I’m super-proud, too, of the security sector of our industry. The ATM Security Association (ASA), run by ATMIA, has an amazing new Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System (CCMIS) with 1,676 intelligence reports recorded on this searchable, global database, representing no fewer than 7,083 incidents. This powerful new tool, along with our ASA library of ATM security best practices, and our online security training course, will protect our global ATM assets for years to come. In Q1, the first truly global, data-based crime intelligence report will be produced from the exponentially growing CCMIS.
I can’t wait to see many of you at our in-person events, starting with the US event in February in Orlando.
US Conference 2022 Reinventing the ATM Ecosystem - a new dawn of self-service innovation February 8 - 10, 2022 Loews Sapphire Falls Resort - Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL
So buckle up: it’s going to be a fast ride into the future in 2022 along with ATMIA and ASA!
KEBA is an internationally successful high-tech company with headquarters in Linz (Austria) and subsidiaries worldwide. KEBA is active in the three operative business areas: Industrial Automation, Handover Automation and Energy Automation. The company has been developing and producing for more than 50 years according to its motto "Automation by innovation”. Since 30 years, KEBA provides reliable cash recycling technology in combination with modern design. With the evo series KEBA presents cash recycling in a new dimension. The possibility to recycle up to eight denominations, maximum availability, best usability and an innovative Design4all characterize KEBA’s banking products. Thanks to its flexibility and easy customization, banks and operators benefit from reliable, user friendly and perfectly integrable ATMs with cash recycling function.
Link here. They have been loyal members for almost 17 years, having joined us in 2005.
ATMIA Celebrates a Quarter of a Century of Service to the Global ATM Industry Company: ATM Industry Association
Sioux Falls, SD, London, UK and Cape Town, South Africa – ATMIA has announced the launch of its 25th anniversary year logo to help the association commemorate a quarter of a century of service to the worldwide ATM industry. Founded in humble circumstances in Louisville, Kentucky, the not-for-profit association has expanded year on year to represent over 650 companies in 70 countries from all sectors of the ATM, cash and payments sectors.
“After starting ATMIA in a two-room office in a small town in Kentucky, I could only dream it would become the global industry force it is today,” said founding director, Tom Harper, who is CEO of the Networld Media Group. “Mike Lee has led it into the world’s major markets with amazing skill and diplomacy.”
ATM Industry Association Announces New Membership Designed Specifically for Financial Institutions ATMIA announced today the release of a new membership level designed specifically for small- and mid-size financial institutions. It includes a package of benefits of particular value to FIs with less than $100 billion in assets. More than 50 of the world’s largest banks, and 9 out of the top 10 in the U.S., are already active members of ATMIA, a financial industry trade association that provides its members with ATM industry best practices, education, advocacy, and networking opportunities.
An ATMIA Financial Institution level membership will provide benefits that your ATM team uses every day. Plug into the Consortium for Next Gen ATMs, an initiative that will lower the cost of operating ATMs while adding functionality. A subscription to a newly launched ATM crime database, through the ATM Security Association, is also included. Train new staff on ATM operational procedures using the ATMIA Academy – two courses annually are included with your membership.
ATM Security Association Launches World’s First Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System for the ATM Industry
The ATM Security Association (ASA) is proud to announce the launch of its new global Crisis and Crime Management Intelligence System (CCMIS).
The world’s first global crime intelligence database for the ATM industry, CCMIS is a centralized, searchable database of ATM incidents that will help every stakeholder in the industry from ATM deployers to security specialists and manufacturers understand current crime trends, methods of attack, crime migration patterns and emerging forms of attack. The database allows members to report an incident, search by location and type, and to pull reports, graphs and stats.
New ATMIA Position Paper on Universal Cash Deposits at ATMs
ATMIA published a public position paper recommending the widespread adoption of Universal Cash Deposit systems and standards for ATM networks worldwide.
The paper, which will be posted in the public domain and sent to regulators, promotes the position that Universal Cash Deposit for ATMs will assist communities and businesses in dealing with the decline in bank branches, while making cash itself more competitive in order to protect on-going access to cash for all demographic groups.
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News From ATMIA Members Worldwide
ASSI Global announces:
ASSI Global Limited announces the launch of a newly patented ATM Cash Spoiling device, NoteBond™, which averts theft by dispensing specially formulated glue on the outer edges of the notes in the ATM cassette, leaving the central portion of the stack unbonded which means that the notes are unusable by criminals.
The significant benefit to ATM owners is that, if the glued notes are recovered, they can be presented to the Central Bank, who can then identify the notes and refund the value to the ATM owner.
NoteBond™ is able to combine DNA markers to our glue to assist in the identification of recovered notes. Read full article.
planfocus and Stream announce their partnership for Thailand
planfocus and Stream announce their partnership for Thailand offering state-of-the-art cash optimization and forecasting software to drive cost reduction and process efficiency for commercial banks and cash operators
Planfocus software GmbH, a developing company of Next Generation Cash Cycle Optimization & Forecasting software, is proud to announce its partnership with Stream I.T. Consulting Ltd. for Thailand.
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... and so much more. View full course catalog here. The courses are self-paced to fit into a busy work schedule. At the end of the training, your employees will be certified ATM Operators. The training is meant for ATM Operators, Security, Financial Institutions and Support personnel.
Featured Reports ATMIA recently published premium reports on a wide variety of topics from security to the future of the industry – to provide you with a competitive edge in growing your ATM business in the ever-changing ATM marketplace.
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The MIL contains some strong overviews of the payment and regulation landscapes in a number of different countries. It includes recently issued articles and document on ATMs and payments, plus key items from the press.
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GET INVOLVED - GET NOTICED: Become a Next Gen Champion!
Today, we invite your company to become an official ATM Next Gen Champion. Your company will not only be supporting the future of the ATM industry but be noted as one of those leading the way! The details and benefits of the Champion package are at this link for you to consider. Our packages start at $1200 per year – that is only $100 per month. If everyone contributes a little we can achieve a lot!