Houston -- Retail ATM owner Cardtronics said Tuesday that it has forged an ATM managed services agreement with Lakewood, Colo.-based FirstBank, covering the segment of its ATM network located in King Soopers grocery stores.
As part of the agreement, Cardtronics has implemented all hardware upgrades necessary to bring the King Soopers portion of the $11 billion-asset bank’s ATM network into compliance with revised “Americans with Disabilities Act regulations set to take effect in 2012.
King Soopers is one of the local brand names operated by The Kroger Co.
In total, the FirstBank-Cardtronics agreement covers 89 ATMs, all located in King Soopers grocery stores scattered across Colorado.
“With the readiness deadline less than six months away, Cardtronics’ ability to efficiently and cost-effectively prepare FirstBank’s King Soopers ATM network for the new ADA regulations delivers both compliance and peace-of-mind,” said Jeff Kaufman, executive VP FirstBank Data Corp.
The revised Americans with Disabilities Act, with changes set to take effect March 15, 2012, mandates that all U.S. ATMs meet ADA guidelines regarding accessibility to the blind or visually impaired.