Simple and secure: contactless technology makes its way onto ATMs
The two Upper Austrian companies jointly operate a KePlus Cash Recycling Machine in the outdoor area. In comparison to the usual KEBA ATMs, the focus of the model in the business park is on contactless technology. Together, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (RLB OÖ) and KEBA want to evaluate how well ATMs with pure NFC operation, without classic card readers, are accepted by bank customers. This is a first field trial, which will be further expanded if successful.
Safe and easy with NFC
NFC technology has been introduced in many areas in recent years: For card payments in supermarkets, on smartphones and also on the self-service devices of financial institutions. RLB Oberösterreich is a pioneer in this area and is convinced of the advantages of contactless authentication: "Authentication by NFC makes transactions faster, more convenient and also more secure, because bank customers no longer need to insert their card. Simply putting it to the reading area is enough", Stefan Sandberger, IT Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich is convinced. NFC technology has proven to be a relief especially for elderly people and people with motoric disabilities. "Since customers do not give their card out of their hands when they use it, it can never be forgotten," adds KEBA CEO Gerhard Luftensteiner. All these advantages make Near Field Communication, NFC for short, a future-proof technology that will continue to gain in importance.
Design as a customer magnet
The Cash Recycling System was installed at the KEBA Studio Immergrün at the Urfahr business park. This serves KEBA as an innovation workshop for the area of bank automation and now shows, in addition to the existing installation situations, the Through-The-Wall variant suitable for outdoor use. The "contactless" ATM immediately catches the eye. The distinctive design of the self-service machines is intended to draw consumers' attention to the services offered by RLB OÖ.
The cooperation between the two Upper Austrian companies was already established in 1995. The Raiffeisen Banking Group Upper Austria currently has around 100 Cash Recycling Machines from KEBA in use for its customers. In addition, the automation expert KEBA also supplies account service terminals and access systems for the bank foyer to the Upper Austrian banking institute.
"The Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich and KEBA have a long-standing partnership. We are all the more pleased about this forward-looking cooperation. We at KEBA always set ourselves the goal of learning together with our customers and driving innovations forward with partners - just as we do here," says Gerhard Luftensteiner, Chairman of the KEBA Management Board, happily about the joint project.
Sparkasse Oberösterreich relies on the smart access and foyer management from KEBA
There are many access systems, but only few are secure enough that access to a bank branch can be controlled with it. KEBA, the automation specialist based in Linz/Austria, is launching a new generation of an access and foyer management system which not only controls the door but also lights, audio and much more.
Increase efficiency and profitability with KEBA self-service terminals
Banks are required to optimise their resources at all times. In the case of branches whose expenses are higher than their income, the question often arises: close them or continue to operate them? But such a decision is not easy to make, because the elimination of branches also has a great impact on bank customers. For this reason, it makes sense to take measures to increase the efficiency and profitability of branches.
Self-service for all: innovative and intuitive
Bright and friendly, the Linzerie in the heart of the Upper Austrian capital Linz invites you to shop and linger. In the modern self-service branch of Sparkasse Oberösterreich, which is located to the left of the main entrance, all money matters can be carried out easily and conveniently on one's own. The completely barrier-free, accessible self-service branch offers the highest level of comfort with two frameless cash recycling ATMs from KEBA integrated into the wall. The installation form offers people with a walker or in a wheelchair a user-friendly and discreet way to conduct their cash transactions.