Diebold Inc was incorporated under the laws of the state of Ohio in August 1876, succeeding a proprietorship established in 1859. The Company provides integrated services and software, financial self-service delivery and security systems to the financial, commercial, retail and other markets. The Company operates in five geographic segments which includes North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LA) and Brazil. The Company has two lines of business: Self-Service Solutions and Security Solutions. One popular example of a self-service solution is the automated teller machine (ATM). The Company offers an integrated line of self-service technologies and services, including comprehensive ATM outsourcing, ATM security, deposit automation, recycling and payment terminals and software. The Company also offers advanced functionality terminals capable of supporting two-way video technology to support bank branch transformation. The Company is a supplier of ATMs and related services and holds the market position in many countries around the world. Self-service Support and Managed Services include installation and ongoing maintenance of its products, OpteView remote services, availability management, branch transformation and distribution channel consulting. The Company also provides outsourced and managed services including remote monitoring, troubleshooting for self-service customers, transaction processing, currency management, maintenance services and full support via person to person or online communication. The Company offers a variety of self-service solutions. Self-service products include a full range of teller automation terminals as well as ATMs capable of cash dispensing and a number of more advanced functionalities, including checks and cash deposit automation, recycling and two-way video. The Company offers software solutions consisting of multiple applications that process events and transactions. These solutions are delivered on the appropriate platform, allowing the Company to meet customer requirements while adding new functionality in a cost-effective manner. The Company's integrated security solutions utilize advanced products and an extensive services portfolio for its customers' unique needs. The Company provides its customers with the latest technological advances to better protect their assets, improve their workflow and increase their return on investment. The Company also provides internet banking, online payment and mobile banking security solutions aimed at preventing various types of fraud, such as phishing, pharming, and key logging. The Company provides security solutions, facility products, pneumatic tube systems for drive-up lanes, vaults, safes, depositories, bullet-resistive items and Undercounter equipment. The Company provides electronic security products including camera and video surveillance equipment, alarms, access control systems and biometric technologies. The Company provides security monitoring solutions, including remote monitoring and diagnostics, fire detection, intrusion protection, managed access control, energy management, remote video management and storage, logical security and web-based solutions like SecureStat. The principal raw materials used by the Company in its manufacturing operations are steel, plastics, and electronic parts and components, which are purchased from various major suppliers. These materials and components are generally available in ample quantities. In the area of automated transaction systems, the Company competes with NCR Corporation and Wincor-Nixdorf. On a regional basis, the Company competes with many other hardware and software companies. The Company owns patents, trademarks and licenses relating to certain products in the United States and internationally. The Company is subject to compliance with federal, state and local environmental protection laws.
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