Diebold's Agilis Power(R) Delivers Enhanced Services for Italy's Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Custom solution powers ATMs from multiple vendors, provides advanced

functionalities



    MILAN, Italy, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of Italy's largest
 banks deployed a custom application created by Diebold's Agilis Power(R)
 software toolkit as the standard for its more than 1,300 multivendor automated
 teller machines (ATMs).
     One of the world's 100 largest banks, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL)
 chose Diebold's solution to power its ATM network. The project covers the
 bank's entire network and is currently being rolled out.  More than 500 of the
 bank's ATMs are already operating with Diebold's Agilis Power.
     Diebold redesigned the bank's self-service distribution architecture with
 the help of its cross-vendor software platform.  The platform enables the
 ATMs, which are supplied by three different vendors, to provide Web-based
 advanced functionalities in an integrated multichannel environment. The
 solution provides maximum flexibility, enabling BNL to develop and implement
 new services across its branches, home-banking and call-center channels with
 enhanced efficiency and savings on operational costs.
     The bank recently demonstrated the advantages of Agilis Power during
 Diebold's 2005 Customer Convention, "Enhanced Self Service for Multichannel
 Integration," held in Milan on April 14.  Diebold's Agilis Power is part of
 its Agilis(R) family of ATM software.  An open, cross-vendor software
 platform, Agilis allows multiple vendors' terminals and their respective
 technologies to co-exist.  Software engineers can use the Agilis Power toolkit
 to develop custom applications.  The flexibility of the toolkit enables
 Diebold to meet the specific and individual needs of each financial
 institution.  And it also enables financial institutions to realize economies
 of scale, as they need only implement Diebold's single solution to power their
 entire ATM fleets.
     Danilo Rivalta, managing director for Diebold Italy, said Agilis Power
 enables Diebold to meet the diverse needs of today's financial institutions.
     "This implementation demonstrates Diebold's ability to meet the needs of
 the most demanding ATM network architecture by providing a software solution
 that can power terminals from multiple vendors," Rivalta said.  "Agilis Power
 also meets the needs of our customers in a multichannel integrated
 environment, while supporting today's Web-based applications and integrating a
 variety of network management systems.  We are particularly proud of how this
 project illustrates the versatility of Agilis, which enables our customers to
 do more at the ATM channel while renewing their retail banking services."
     Diebold's Agilis Power already enables more than 1,000 multivendor ATMs
 across Italy to deliver advanced functionalities to consumers.  Among these
 are Diebold's Opteva(R) ATMs, which were recently recognized by the ATM
 Industry Association (ATMIA) with its ATM Security Best Technology Award.
 
     About Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
     Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) is one of the largest banking groups in
 Italy and ranks among the 100 largest banks worldwide.  In the service of
 society and the business community since its inception, BNL offers
 competitive, custom-made solutions to meet the banking and financial needs of
 households, enterprises and public-sector organisations.  Founded in 1913, BNL
 has played a key role in Italy's growth and in the development of the
 country's social and cultural life.  Today, the bank's capital is owned by
 leading Italian and foreign banking groups and insurers, major institutional
 investors and about 300,000 individual investors.  For more information about
 BNL, visit http://www.bnl.it.
 
     About Diebold
     Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-
 service delivery systems, security and services.  Diebold employs more than
 14,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is
 headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, USA.  Diebold reported revenue of
 $2.4 billion in 2004 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange
 under the symbol "DBD."  For more information, visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.diebold.com.
     In Italy, Diebold delivers products and services via Diebold Italia S.p.A.
 and Sersi Italia S.p.A.  With a total of 350 employees, Diebold Italia
 operates three hardware and software research and development centers and
 includes a widespread network for technical assistance.  For more information
 about Diebold Italia, visit http://www.diebold.com/italy.
 
 

SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated

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