“Touched by hundreds of users every day, the ATM is a universal shared touch device,” said Joydeep Lahiri, division vice president and program director, Specialty Surfaces, Corning Incorporated. “Therefore, toughness and antimicrobial protection are desired attributes. For Diebold ATMs, Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass will deliver lifelong antimicrobial activity that won’t compromise toughness or optical clarity.”
Diebold plans to offer Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass as an option on its expanding line of self-service terminals, including the recently launched 5500, 3500, 3700 and 9900 series ATMs, as well as a retrofit option for existing ATMs.
“Touch screens are found on a growing number of ATMs today. Offering antimicrobial glass on frequently touched surfaces such as the ATM touchscreen will help financial institutions address the concerns of the public,” said Frank A. Natoli, Jr., executive vice president and chief innovation officer, Diebold. “Our innovative collaboration with Corning will help us offer improved durability and antimicrobial function for our next generation of touchscreen ATMs.”
Antimicrobial protection is limited to the glass product itself, and neither Corning nor Diebold makes any direct or implied health claims about the antimicrobial properties of the product.