GENEVA, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) has been chosen by Baloise Group, one of the largest insurance companies in Switzerland, to replace 40 of its Baloise Bank SoBa AG automated teller machines (ATMs). The ATMs in this agreement will run Diebold's Agilis® software.
The Diebold ATMs that will be deployed as part of the agreement include the Opteva® 562 and 522 models, and the 760 and 720 advanced-function ATMs equipped with the enhanced note acceptor (ENA), enabling cash deposit functionality. The ENA enables the deposit of up to 50 mixed-denomination notes in an easy, envelope-free transaction that authenticates and validates deposits, quickly and accurately.
Opteva ATMs help financial institutions provide a level of service closer to a branch experience by enabling additional functionality, including deposit automation, advertising and other advanced banking transactions.
Also as part of this agreement, the terminals will be equipped with three layers of ATM security, including a strategically designed bezel, Diebold's award-winning skimming detection technology and anti-skimming technology.
"We were very delighted with the commitment of the involved Diebold employees. We feel perfectly supported. The security solutions featured in Diebold Opteva ATMs played an important role in our choice," said Claudio Theus, chief information officer, Baloise Bank SoBa AG.
"Diebold is fully committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions, high-quality services and effective project management," said Danilo Rivalta, vice president and general manager, Diebold EMEA Southern and Central region. "This project showcases our ability to support Baloise Group in its retail banking development projects."
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Baloise Group is a European provider of insurance and pension solutions. It positions itself with a smart prevention concept, the "Safety World." In Switzerland, the Group operates as a focused financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group also has a market presence in Germany, Austria, Belgium Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Croatia and Serbia. Its sales network includes its own sales organisation, as well as brokers and other partners. Baloise operates its innovative pension plan business for private customers throughout Europe with its competence centres in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
Baloise Holding Ltd. shares are quoted in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Baloise Group employs some 8,900 people.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com.
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