Who owns the ATMs you withdraw cash from? Banks do not own them; rather, they outsource them to third-party operators. There are huge expenses incurred in running a single ATM, and it is even more challenging to efficiently manage all its supporting elements.
A typical ATM booth not only hosts the ATM machine, but other necessary assets as well. These include power backup systems, signage boards, CCTV systems and air conditioners. Clearly, third party operators contracted to manage ATMs have a lot on their plate to clear if at all the booths are to work effectively.
However, the task is now bound to get simpler after WebNMS’s release of a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solution to help in the management of all these assets. The ATM Site Manager networks assets at ATM centers to enable communication with centralized control systems.
While explaining the functionalities of the new solution, Prabhu Ramachandran, director of WebNMS, points out the system’s ability to enable remote management of passive assets, as well as its added functionality that is needed to implement automated or semi-automated maintenance operations.
In Ramachandran’s opinion, the ATM Site Manager, which is a combination of hardware and software, is also capable of generating useful analytics from the way assets operate and use power. With these statistical figures, operators can optimize on production by reducing energy bills and tweaking all the assets to maintain an optimal environment using the cheapest budget possible.
Built on the highly scalable and widely acceptable WebNMS Framework platform, ATM Site Manager has had an upper hand in the market, since most of the target customers acknowledge and are well-aware of the reliability of the Telecom Network Management product, and it’s already deployed in over 25,000 builds worldwide.
The release of the ATM Site Manager adds to the ever-growing WebNMS portfolio. WebNMS is a telecom software division of Zoho (News - Alert) Corporation, a company that has grown over the years to become an economic trustworthy supplier and partner in several fields of expertise.
Experts predict the number of connected nodes to hit the 15-billion mark by 2015. Referring to the India Machine to Machine Modules Market, 6Wresearch forecasts the revenue to be generated by 2016 at about USD 98.38 million. WebNMS’s solution definitely places ATM operators smack dab in the middle of this gold mine.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo