Talking ATM technology continues to spread across the globe. Earlier this month, the Standard Chartered Bank in Indonesia announced installation of that country’s first Talking ATMs. Wincor-Nixdorf, an early manufacturer of Wells Fargo’s Talking ATMs, is producing the machines in Indonesia. Read the Wincor-Nixdorf press release.
The full article about the first Indonesian Talking ATMs that appeared in the Jakarta Times is posted below. You can also read the article on the Jakarta Post website. Posts about Talking ATMs in countries outside the United States may be found in the International Issues category on LFLegal.com. The Talking ATM Category has all posts on LFLegal about Talking ATMs, and the Frequently Asked Questions Page provides additional Talking ATM information.
Standard Chartered Launches Talking ATM (reprinted from the Jakarta Times)
Jakarta, Indonesia (November 2, 2011)–Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Indonesia launched an audio-based Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for blind people on Wednesday in Jakarta.
“Indonesia becomes the first country in ASEAN [The Association of Southeast Asian Nations] to have an audio-based ATM,” said SCB’s general manager for distribution, Franky Tanudjojo, as quoted by Antara news agency.
Similar machines can be found in Korea, India, China and Saudi Arabia.
SCB Indonesia, which named the machine the talking ATM, opened the ATM in its headquarters office at Menara Satrio and its branch office at Atrium Mulia Kuningan.
Another machine will be available on Nov. 9 in its Surabaya office.
SCB Indonesia said that customers of banks that joined the ATM Bersama network could use the talking ATM as well.