Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, and Triton, the leading provider of ATMs for off-premise locations, announced that they have entered into an agreement where Verizon Wireless will support a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) option on Triton ATMs.
The Verizon Wireless option will be offered on new ATMs, coming from the factory fully configured and tested, and as an upgrade to more than fifty thousand Triton ATMs installed across the United States that are using dial-up phone lines. Additionally, this option will be offered to those Triton customers currently running CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data), which is being phased out at the end of this year.
“Retailers and financial institutions of all sizes continue to turn to wireless to decrease their operating costs and reduce deployment times,” said Brian Kett, president of Triton. “By offering Verizon Wireless’ data network to our customers, we are providing a fast, secure, and cost-effective communications solution.”
“Verizon Wireless is pleased to provide Triton extensive data network coverage that will allow them to mobilize and move ATM machines as business needs dictate while also improving their ROI on the processing of ATM transactions,” said Cindy Patterson, vice president of enterprise data sales for Verizon Wireless. “This is a great opportunity for Verizon Wireless and helps solidify our company as the leader in the financial sector.”
Triton Awards 100,000th ATM to Cash Point Machines
Cash Point Machines, a Triton distributor since March 2000, was awarded the 100,000th ATM that Triton rolled off its assembly line in February. The award was announced at a ceremony last night at the Annual Triton Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. An RL5000, representing Triton’s latest state-of-the-art self-service device, was the 100,000th ATM the company manufactured since beginning ATM production in 1994. Triton distributors had been participating in a contest since January 1 that earned them one entry in the drawing for each ATM they ordered before production of the 100,000th unit. The 100,000th ATM was accepted by Cash Point Machines’ Commercial Director, David McCrum. Cash Point Machines is one of Triton’s UK distributors. “I’m thrilled to receive this symbol of Triton’s long-standing commitment to its ATM distributors and the success we have created together in this industry,” said Mr. McCrum. The award, and Triton’s milestone production of its 100,000th ATM, mark the 10th anniversary of retail ATMs, an industry that Triton launched with the introduction of the first dial-up ATM with a true cash-dispensing mechanism for off-premise locations in June 1994, when the company’s first ATM went into beta at a convenience store in Diamondhead, Mississippi. The Triton 9500’s use of dial-up transmission technology and a cost-efficient dispensing mechanism ignited the explosive growth of ATMs in off-premise retail settings, which now comprise more than half of the nation’s ATM fleet. Triton is the largest manufacturer of ATMs designed for this market.
“Low-cost, low maintenance ATMs have fundamentally altered the landscape of retailing and retail banking,” said Brian Kett, president of Triton. “Our new relationship with Fujitsu and the recent launch of our full-line of ATMs for the financial institution market will bring Triton’s historic focus on value and ROI to a new generation of ATM retailers and financial institutions.”
About Verizon Wireless
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Triton is the largest provider of off-premise ATMs and ATM management software in North America and has more than 100,000 installations in over 17 countries worldwide. With a complete line of products for financial institutions and retail locations, Triton is committed to redefining and leading the market for cash delivery systems. Triton is headquartered in Long Beach, MS and is an operating company of Dover Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Corporation. For more information about Triton, please visit or call 1-228-868-1317 (U.S. toll free 1-800-367-7191).