NORTH CANTON, Ohio, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to providing customers with uninterrupted automated teller machine (ATM) availability, BankIslami Pakistan Limited (BIPL) has partnered with Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) and Diebold distributor TouchPoint Limited to deploy 25 Diebold 429 ATMs in Pakistan. Operating on as little as 70 watts of power, the Diebold 429 is the first energy-efficient ATM deployed in Pakistan and features an intelligent-powered management system to address unreliable power availability and enhance ATM uptime.
With headquarters in Karachi, Pakistan, BankIslami operates more than 200 branches in 77 cities throughout the country. Recent self-service channel expansions have made BankIslami's fleet Pakistan's fastest expanding network.
"As a forward-thinking institution, we are focused on both delivering technologically advanced services to our customers and introducing more green technology to our infrastructure," said Hasan Bilgrami, CEO BankIslami. "The Diebold 429 ATMs allow us to meet both goals."
The Diebold 429 ATM continuously monitors the power required to complete transactions and automatically alternates between three possible power sources – solar panel, alternating current (AC) grid and internal battery. Switching seamlessly between these sources, the ATM maximizes its uptime, reduces energy consumption and lowers its total cost of ownership. The highly efficient terminal does not exceed 100 watts of power usage and consumes up to 40 percent less energy than other models.
"With their unique power management system, Diebold's 429 ATMs will enable BankIslami to deliver consistent self-service access to its customers," said Tabish Sabah, CEO, TouchPoint.
Diebold 429 ATMs offer advanced transaction capabilities and are equipped with integral security features such as Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) card readers and biometric technology to help combat global card fraud and digital security threats.
"We support BankIslami's efforts to deliver reliable and modern self-service solutions to the Pakistani customers along with ensuring these services are energy efficient," said Habib Abinader, general manager, Diebold Middle East. "The Diebold 429 is an innovative solution to power reliability challenges."
About BankIslami Pakistan Limited
BankIslami is Pakistan's second-largest Islamic bank. Operating more than 200 branches in 77 cities nationwide and supported by a network of more than 160 ATMs. For more information, visit www.bankislami.com.pk.
About TouchPoint (Pvt.) Limited
TouchPoint is the sole distributor of Diebold ATMs in Pakistan. Since starting operations in 2007, TouchPoint has been growing and excelling at a rapid pace by the tireless efforts of its highly professional and dedicated team. For more information, visit www.touchpoint.pk.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
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