MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2014--
U.S. Bank has fully converted its fleet of nearly 5,000 U.S. Bank
automated teller machines (ATMs) to the Windows 7 operating system,
avoiding issues that could arise since Microsoft has discontinued
support of its previous operating system, Windows XP.
The industry had been planning for the discontinuation of support from
Microsoft for Windows XP for several years. U.S. Bank is one of the
first major banks to complete the conversion of its entire ATM fleet.
Other ATM owners in the industry have announced that they plan to
purchase extended support from Microsoft while they complete their
“We are very pleased to have completed our conversion in a timely
manner, avoiding future expense or exposure,” said Jeannie Fichtel,
executive vice president for U.S. Bank 24-Hour Banking. “Data security
is very important to us, and while upgrading to Windows 7 is not our
only defense, it is an important piece of our overall security measures.”
U.S. Bank chose to upgrade the operating systems on its entire fleet by
the April 2014 deadline as part of an overall strategy that included
updates to meet new technology enhancements such as ATM deposit
automation, compliance with enhanced accessibility rules from the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and replacement of older ATMs in
the fleet. Today, the average age of a U.S. Bank ATM is five years.
In October 2013, U.S. Bank and Diebold announced their joint work to
initiate the industry's first ATM conversions to Windows 7 and placing
U.S. Bank at the forefront of meeting the new security requirements. The
full news release is available at: http://news.diebold.com/press-releases/us-bank-deploys-industrys-first-atms-operating-on-windows--7-and-running-agilis--software.htm.
"U.S. Bank was one of the first banks to comply with ADA regulations so
it's no surprise that they are the first to initiate Windows 7
conversions," said Mychal D. Kempt, Diebold vice president of North
America operations, at the time of the October announcement. "One of our
most progressive customers, the bank was the first to use our latest
Agilis software, deploying a customized solution that enables
efficiencies when implementing new services at the ATM."
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31,
2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th
largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,083
banking offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and
payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732