The ATM Industry Association has announced the publication of its new guide, “Alternative Operating System Case Studies.”

According to an ATMIA press release, the new guide examines the features, specifications and benefits of Linux- and Android-based ATMs, as well as WinCE-based retail ATMs, with the aim of providing deployers a foundation for strategic analysis and preparation for next-generation ATMs.

The study was authored by award-winning industry consultant Eric de Putter, managing partner at Payments Redesign, with input from the association’s next-generation ATM architecture committee.

“ATMIA has provided various industry forums for exploring and studying non-Microsoft alternative operating systems, of which the two most promising for ATMs of the future are Linux and Android,” ATMIA CEO Mike Lee said in the release. “In an increasingly software-centric business world, as we contemplate ATMs of the 2020s, the various migration paths being discussed in industry conversations around the world these days are nothing less than critical.”

New report investigates alternative OS options for ATMs