NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) have teamed up to introduce the first automated teller machine (ATM) touch screen featuring Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The glass is formulated with an embedded antimicrobial agent, ionic silver, which inhibits the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria on its surface. The companies will showcase a prototype antimicrobial touch screen on Diebold’s newly released 5500 series ATM in Corning’s booth during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas.
"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, 3700and 9900series 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.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks and off-road vehicles.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.