Artyom Zhilonov, CEO and co-owner of BFS (a leading provider of integrated solutions in the field of self-service banking systems in Russia), said that mass production of domestic solutions is planned for the first quarter of 2023. At the same time, the company is also not going to delay the release, since the delivery of the first batch of Russian ATMs is scheduled for February or March next year, RIA Novosti reported, citing its sources. The manufacturer will name a more exact date closer to the full launch of the first batch.
Artyom Zhilonov also told some interesting information about Russian ATMs of the near future. For example, he said that all new solutions will be built on the basis of the Russian Elbrus processor (no one has yet announced the exact model), plus their own Russian software will be developed for the operation of the ATM. Moreover, BFS’s own ATMs will be assembled in a unique design – who is developing the software and designing the device case has not yet been reported, how and what design features are planned for implementation.
However, Zhilonov has already stated that in technical terms, Russian ATMs will fully meet the needs of the modern market, while not yielding to Western counterparts. And, as it turned out, the volumes of future production at BFS are very impressive:
“Now, together with colleagues from various banks, timing of deliveries is planned, the first batch will be at least 1,500 ATMs,” Zhilonov told RIA Novosti.
The CEO of BFS added that many large banks like VTB are already interested in Russian ATMs, so there seems to be a demand.
Source: Trash Box