Avoiding 2020 Windows 10 ATM Hardware Upgrade Cycle

For an insider in the automated teller machine (ATM) industry, January 14, 2020, is a meaningful date. That is the day when Microsoft Windows 7 will reach end-of-life and lose official support from Microsoft. The seemingly logical solution is to upgrade to Windows 10, especially since it has upgraded security features and is supported. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Most ATMs are running on older Intel® motherboards that are no longer supported by Windows 10. This means that ATM maintainers must spend approximately $2,500 per ATM to upgrade each motherboard to a supported model. Multiply this by a significant portion of the 4 million worldwide ATMs in 2020, and we have a $4–$6 billion problem for the industry.

Wind River® recently collaborated with a major global bank on a proof of concept to address this problem and see how a software solution could help. This paper will outline the results of the proof of concept project and demonstrate a viable solution that will avoid a large portion of the motherboard upgrade costs.

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