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LONG BEACH, Miss. – In celebration of 10 years of having automated teller machines in retail locations, Triton, a provider of off-premise ATMs and ATM management software, is holding a contest to find the oldest retail unit still in operation.
To mark this milestone in the growth of the transactions industry, Triton is asking ATM distributors to submit as many entries as they like. The distributors and machine owners must provide the age, ownership, and location of the ATMs. Entries will not be taken after 10:00 p.m. CST, Nov. 5. Machines must be in use and in the possession of the original owners.
The winning distributor and the ATM owner will each receive a new Triton 9100 monochrome-screen ATM, the best-selling ATM on the market today.
Ten years ago a convenience store in Diamondhead, Miss., installed the first bill-dispensing ATM designed specifically for use in retail locations, a Triton model 9500. As a result ATMs now appear in most convenience stores, supermarkets, and shopping malls, as well as a multitude of other locations. With wireless technology, the retail ATM no longer requires a phone line and can serve almost any location, including national parks, ferry boats, and outdoor events.