GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has today announced Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) as its latest Observer Member.
Diebold, a global leader in providing integrated self-service systems, security and services to financial and commercial markets, will take a keen interest in the activities of the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council and the Mobile Task Force, with a particular focus on advances in mobile financial services.
Mark Reinart, Diebold manager of software and services product management, comments: "Diebold's GlobalPlatform membership is an important investment. It will allow Diebold to observe the direction of specifications so that we are able to better advise our customers on migration paths for the future. We will use our involvement in GlobalPlatform to proactively plan for technology changes that might impact automated teller machines (ATMs). This will enable us to advance our solutions services around technological improvements."
"Contribution from all areas is essential to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable and interoperable mobile services ecosystem, and self service finance is a central part of consumers' daily lives" says Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. "It is important to have input from this sector and we look forward to Diebold's participation in the Mobile Task Force."