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KAL and Ceska launch first Windows 10 ATM on Linux Hypervisor

KAL ATM Software and Ceska sporitelna announced the launch of the first ATM running Windows 10 on a Linux Hypervisor.

KAL said its new Kalignite Hypervisor solution, created under a partnership with Red Hat, represents a breakthrough solution that allows banks to bypass costly and disruptive ATM hardware upgrades. 

Jacub Otahal, the ATM Innovation software product owner at Ceska, cited the previously scheduled end of Windows 7 support by Microsoft Corp. for his company choosing to install Kalignite Hypervisor in a pilot. 

"KAL's new solution gives Ceska sporitelna control over when to carry out hardware upgrades," Otahal said. "This means we can cut costs by keeping to our 10-11-year renewal recycle, rather than being forced to comply with the hardware lifetime."

He said the Kalignite Hypervisor solution also allows the company to keep its software up to date.

"We are delighted that Ceska sporitelna decided to partner with us to achieve this impressive world first," KAL CEO Aravinda Corala, said in a company release. "Kalignite Hypervisor enables Ceska sporitelna to stay completely up to date and run the latest versions of all software on their ATMs."

Korala said the new technology not only helps with the Windows 10 migration, but also allows Ceska sporitelna to migrate to the Windows LTSC and SAC upgrades without the need to change hardware.