(LONDON) â One of the largest banks in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will upgrade its fleet of automated teller machines (ATMs) with terminals from Diebold, Incorporated. The ATMs are powered by Dieboldâs multivendor software solution, AgilisÂ®.
Bank Petrocommerce strengthened its relationship with Diebold through its recent purchase of 250 of Dieboldâs OptevaÂ® ATMs. The newest deal will support the bankâs planned growth in the region and will provide the bankâs customers with advanced functionalities such as bulk note acceptance. Dieboldâs Bulk Note Acceptorâ¢ (BNA) enables users to deposit a stack of mixed-denomination currency at the ATM without the use of an envelope.
The bankâs Opteva terminals are powered by Agilis, Dieboldâs high-performance software, which is capable of interfacing with multivendor products, reducing the need for back-end support and protecting investments in legacy systems. Agilis enables Bank Petrocommerce to customise its terminals, and makes possible the bankâs offering of currency exchange on Opteva terminals that include a BNA.
The new ATMs complement the bankâs purchase of more than 200 Opteva terminals during the last 18 months. With a goal to expand its offering of the most advanced ATM functionality, Bank Petrocommerce chose to continue its relationship with Diebold after successful implementations of Dieboldâs Opteva ATMs across its self-service network.
The first Opteva sale in Russia took place in April 2003. The latest sale to Bank Petrocommerce includes three Opteva models â the lobby cash dispenser, the through-the-wall cash dispenser and the advanced-function lobby ATM. Fifty of the terminals will be capable of bulk-note acceptance and all will support U.S. dollars, the euro and Russian rubles.
âWe are committed to making the services rendered by our bank more people-friendly and accessible,â said Nadir Bakeev, deputy director of the division of information technologies for Bank Petrocommerce. âWith our latest investment in Opteva ATMs, we are delivering greater functionality for even more of our customers, with features that are easy to use and that free up teller time inside our branches. Weâre also able to become more technologically advanced and improve our regional network.â
âBank Petrocommerce recognises the advantage installing the latest ATMs brings to its business,â said Henrik Funch, division vice president for Diebold Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA). âDiebold strives to provide its customers with the highest quality self-service equipment, offering the reliability, security and performance only Opteva can provide. We delivered a similar number of Opteva terminals to Bank Petrocommerce last year, and we are proud to have maintained such a strong relationship with this valued customer.â