AmBank ATMs go wireless
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Bhd has become the first bank in the country to
implement a wireless network of ATMs using global system for mobile
communications (GSM) protocol.
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In a statement yesterday, the
bank said it had broken away from the traditional fixed leased lines and
started using secured wireless connectivity (SWC) that utilised
existing wireless signals like 3G, provided by Celcom and DiGi.
AmBank has 758 ATMs nationwide, of which 351 are in 7-Eleven outlets.
being free from physical leased line restrictions, SWC connects
AmBank’s machines and systems across the country with ease, flexibility
and speed,” it said.
AmBank retail banking managing director
Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood said: “The many benefits of wire-free
networking include faster and easier installation that will allow AmBank
to deploy more ATMs within a shorter time period.”
He said it
would also be easier to relocate ATMs to high-traffic locations where
there was insufficient fixed line infrastructure.
statement, Teoh Eng Kee of EKTECH, the vendor implementing the system,
said: “Operating cost is expected to be lower than the equivalent fixed
AmBank said the SWC also provided multi-telco
redundancy, meaning if one system was down, the other system
automatically kicked in.
This article appeared in The
Edge Financial Daily, April 9, 2010.
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