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Hume Building Society Limited Deploys Diebold’s OpteView® Resolve™ Availability Management Solution

Agreement includes nearly 30 new Opteva® ATMs equipped with Agilis® 3 software

12 April 2012
SYDNEY, Australia–In an effort to improve remote resolution capabilities, lower costs, increase security and enhance the consumer experience,Hume Building Society Limited recently signed an integrated services agreement with Diebold, Incorporated to deploy OpteView®Resolveacross its fleet of automated teller machines (ATMs). As part of the agreement, Diebold will also install nearly 30 new Opteva® ATMs and migrate to Agilis® 3 software across the financial institution’s entire fleet. In addition, more than 10 existing Opteva ATMs will be upgraded with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV)-compliant card readers to help increase security at the ATM. These upgrades will provide Hume customers more consistent access to Hume ATMs. 

Based in Albury, Australia, Hume Building Society has 18 branch outlets, 42 ATMs and meets the needs of more than 55,000 members. By implementing the OpteView Resolve availability management solution, Hume Building Society will have end-to-end management of its entire network availability cycle. The advanced technology strengthens the entire break/fix process from status notification to problem resolution, reducing operating costs and enhancing network performance. Hume Building Society is the first Diebold customer in Australia to utilize OpteView Resolve. 

“While Hume ATMs already provide availability slightly above the industry average, these upgrades aim to secure consistent ATM uptime of 99 percent. This increase in convenience for Hume customers will be complemented by an increase in security, with the installation of leading edge anti-skimming devices,” said Andrew Saxby, chief executive officer, Hume Building Society. “Combined with Diebold’s OpteView Resolve and software distribution managed services, we can provide our customers with an improved and consistent experience at the ATM and a more secure banking experience.”

Hume Building Society’s Opteva ATMs will feature Agilis 3, Diebold’s latest generation, global software platform, which enables ATMs to operate at their full potential. Agilis software provides seamless integration of solutions and services in both multi-channel and multi-vendor environments, helping financial institutions improve customer relationships, streamline operation and enhance security.

“Hume Building Society has been a valued Diebold customer for more than a decade, and we are excited it is the first OpteView Resolve managed services customer in Australia,” said Richard Sams, managing director, Diebold Australia. “These new ATM technologies will provide Hume with increased uptime of its terminals, improved operational efficiencies and reduced operating costs.”

About Hume Building Society Limited
Hume Building Society has 18 branches, 42 ATMs, employs 150 staff and meets the needs of over 55,000 customers across southern NSW and north eastern Victoria. 

Hume was founded by a group of Albury residents who were dissatisfied with the availability of funds for housing and wanted to help people purchase their own homes. Hume provided an alternative for housing finance, something that was becoming increasingly difficult for prospective home owners to find because of regulatory rationing.  In 2011, Hume continues to be committed to meeting the needs of the people of north eastern Victoria and southern NSW by providing excellent banking products, exceptional service and unparalleled convenience. In 2011, Money magazine awarded Hume the Building Society of the Year award.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DBD.’ For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diebold_inc.
 
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