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ATMIA Publishes Roadmap for Windows CE Alternatives

The paper will help ATM deployers properly plan for the best operating system for their ATMs. 

ATMIA today published a roadmap for Independent ATM Deployers to plan for their next operating system after the sunset of WinCE systems. Entitled “Windows CE Alternatives”, the new ATMIA paper describes the software world facing retail ATMs beyond Windows CE in the 2020s, so ATM operators can begin the long planning process to choose and install the best operating system for their ATMs.

“Microsoft has set an end date for supporting the popular Windows CE operating system,” explained Mike Lee, “and ATMIA wishes to help its members in the independent retail sector do some future-proofing by thinking about their roadmap to 2023 as there are several critical factors to consider.”

The paper, researched and written by award-winning ATM and payments consultant, Eric de Putter of Payments Redesign, points out that Microsoft recommends Windows 10 IoT Core as the successor OS to WinCE but conducts a thorough analysis of alternative systems, including Android, Linux and Google Chrome OS. The method used in the study is to match each possible system against the industry’s key criteria, such as total cost of ownership, security, and meeting the needs of tomorrow’s retail sector.

“Independent deployers need to assess the impact of the end of support for WinCE on their existing estates as well as on their future deployments,” Lee added. ”This new paper is the best available industry guide. Those who don’t plan ahead for the future always end up getting blindsided by change.”

ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 8,500 members from over 650 participating companies in 66 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides education, advocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region.