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Diebold ATM technology saves power in India

The world´s first intelligent-powered ATM, created by Diebold, Inc. (NYSE: DBD), is also the world´s greenest and most power efficient, the company said.

Currently available in the Indian market, the Diebold 429 ATM can operate on as little as 70 watts of power, consuming up to 40 percent less energy than other models. With these savings, a bank operating a fleet of 2,000 Diebold 429 ATMs could save enough energy annually to power more than 1,200 Indian households.

The Diebold 429 is equipped with a smart power management system that continuously monitors the total power needed to operate and perform transactions. The system automatically chooses which power source to draw from either the internal battery or alternating current (AC) power grid ensuring that the unit does not exceed 100 watts of power usage. To further reduce power consumption from the energy grid, the terminal can use solar power as a third power source.

Additionally, the Diebold 429 features a unique dispenser control technology that works in tandem with the smart power system to enable all of the modules within the ATM to operate with minimal power requirements. For example, the modules in a typical ATM operate at 48 volts of power to dispense notes at a standard rate. With the Diebold 429, all of the modules operate at 24 volts of power while still dispensing notes at the same rate. This design also reduces the need for power cooling fans.

Diebold is a leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Its website is at or on Twitter at


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