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.
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
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