U.S. Bank Completes ATM Conversion to Windows 7
MINNEAPOLIS -- April 22, 2014
U.S. Bank has fully converted its fleet of nearly 5,000 U.S. Bank automated
teller machines (ATMs) to the Windows 7 operating system, avoiding issues that
could arise since Microsoft has discontinued support of its previous operating
system, Windows XP.
The industry had been planning for the discontinuation of support from
Microsoft for Windows XP for several years. U.S. Bank is one of the first
major banks to complete the conversion of its entire ATM fleet. Other ATM
owners in the industry have announced that they plan to purchase extended
support from Microsoft while they complete their conversion.
“We are very pleased to have completed our conversion in a timely manner,
avoiding future expense or exposure,” said Jeannie Fichtel, executive vice
president for U.S. Bank 24-Hour Banking. “Data security is very important to
us, and while upgrading to Windows 7 is not our only defense, it is an
important piece of our overall security measures.”
U.S. Bank chose to upgrade the operating systems on its entire fleet by the
April 2014 deadline as part of an overall strategy that included updates to
meet new technology enhancements such as ATM deposit automation, compliance
with enhanced accessibility rules from the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and replacement of older ATMs in the fleet. Today, the average age of a
U.S. Bank ATM is five years.
In October 2013, U.S. Bank and Diebold announced their joint work to initiate
the industry's first ATM conversions to Windows 7 and placing U.S. Bank at the
forefront of meeting the new security requirements. The full news release is
"U.S. Bank was one of the first banks to comply with ADA regulations so it's
no surprise that they are the first to initiate Windows 7 conversions," said
Mychal D. Kempt, Diebold vice president of North America operations, at the
time of the October announcement. "One of our most progressive customers, the
bank was the first to use our latest Agilis software, deploying a customized
solution that enables efficiencies when implementing new services at the ATM."
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, is
the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest
commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,083 banking
offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
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