London, United Kingdom and Sioux Falls, SD, USA, March 3, 2016. The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) today published its Extreme ATMs Dossier, featuring 15 extreme ATM deployments around the world, from Antarctica to the middle of an Australian desert, as well as 10 “fun” ATMs, as part of the association’s build up to next year’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the ATM’s existence.
“At the end of last year, ATMIA ran a global competition to find the world’s most extreme and most interesting ATMs,” explained Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. ”We’re getting into a mode of celebrating the role and global expanse of the world’s 3 million ATMs in advance of next year’s 50th anniversary of the first ATM.”
The Dossier conveys the message that there’s virtually nowhere on earth modern ATMs cannot reach. ATMIA’s goal is to pay tribute to the spirit of adventure and innovation of the ATM industry, and to the robustness of its technology which enables the terminals to operate efficiently in extreme cold as well as in extreme heat.
“I’d like to thank all the entrants we received from around the world and to congratulate Wells Fargo on the bank’s incredible deployments in the challenging environment of Antarctica near the South Pole,” Lee added. “Wells Fargo’s Antarctic ATMs fully deserve to be seen as the world’s most Extreme ATMs.”
About the ATM Industry Association
The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 5,500 members in 65 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, to protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. More information about ATMIA can be found on their website, www.atmia.com.