CIMA Announces New Partnership with DBSI+CFM


Houston, TX, February 2021 –CIMA Cash Handling America, Inc. and DBSI+CFM are pleased to announce a strategic partnership in the US banking and finance cash management marketplace. This relationship enables DBSI+CFM to provide its clients with CIMA’s Teller Cash Recyclers including the AST9000.

“CIMA has had a long-standing relationship with the CFM group integrating our teller cash recyclers (TCRs) to banking core applications. We are extremely excited to now be working with DBSI, CFM’s long-time partner, on expanding their teller cash recycler (TCR) portfolio,” states Vik Devjee, Vice President of CIMA Cash Handling America.

“We work to give our clients the most choices in hardware to fulfill their vision for the branch of the future. We are excited to include CIMA products as an option for our clients,” states John W. Smith, CEO at DBSI+CFM.


DBSI designs and builds exceptional branch and headquarter environments for Financial Institutions with expertise in design-build, technology, and delivery. CFM drives transformation in banking through software that integrates core banking systems with branch technology. Together, we help banks and credit unions create highly efficient, profitable spaces with a uniquely smarter experience. With a full suite of technology solutions built upon highly resilient core integrations, DBSI+CFM enables Universal Associates, self-service, digital client engagement, robust analytics, and much more. To learn more, visit and

Avivatech Partnership

CIMA Announces New Strategic Partnership with Avivatech

Houston, TX, January 2021 – Avivatech, LLC and CIMA Cash Handling America, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic partnership in the US retail cash management marketplace. This partnership is the result of CIMA’s long-lasting relationship with Benchmark Technology Group, which was acquired by Digital Check Corp., in February 2021.  Shortly thereafter Avivatech was announced as a cash automation solution provider.

This relationship enables Avivatech to provide its clients with CIMA’s innovative back-office recycling products such as its self-sealing stacking bag technology across its cash recycling and smart safe portfolio.

“CIMA and AvivaTech represent two of the industry’s foremost innovators. Combining Avivatech’s software solutions with CIMAs innovative cash management products will offer retail environments with a seamless back-office cash management solution,” states Vik Devjee, Vice President of CIMA Cash Handling America.

”I am pleased to have a company like CIMA embrace our retail cash automation strategy and be willing to partner with us on bringing state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies to the marketplace”, according to Jeff Hempker, President at Avivatech.  “Together, our products help retailers automate and track their cash wherever they count.”

About Avivatech

Avivatech delivers a comprehensive solution of the best products, training resources, and dedicated support technicians for cash automation and check automation management for banking and retail environments. We help our clients advance and achieve their goals through our adaptive custom solutions and services.



Benchmark’s CashWare Now Certified for AST9000 TCR

CIMA’s AST9000 is now certified with Benchmark’s CashWare software. The AST9000 is the latest and most advanced cash recycler in the CIMA lineup of financial cash recyclers. The AST9000 will join the 7000 and 7016 cash recyclers certified for full functionality support with CashWare.

The AST9000 is a cassette-based, cash-in cash-out, teller cash recycler (TCR) from CIMA. Designed with high performance in mind for retail environments/bank branches where cash processing volumes are high. The AST9000 ensures security, reliability, and significantly faster cash processing times to deliver major operational efficiencies and productivity benefits.

AST9000 accepts, authenticates, stores and dispenses banknotes through a conveniently located high capacity input/output/reject slot. Recycling and storage are accomplished via a series of highly configurable cassettes.

“CashWare from Benchmark is a leading middleware platform that allows TCR’s to connect to banking core and teller applications.  It is important for manufacturers of TCR’s like CIMA to be able to integrate into these banking solutions and we are very excited to have been able to collaborate with the team at Benchmark to integrate into CashWare. This partnership now provides our mutual reseller partners to deliver best of breed hardware and software to automate the teller cash handling in banks and credit unions,” states Vik Devjee, Vice President, CIMA Cash Handling America, Inc.

About Benchmark

For over 30 years, Benchmark has assisted banks in migrating to new technologies and business models to offer the consumer best-in-class service and convenience. Benchmark has expertise in-branch cash handling solutions and is among the largest check scanner resellers in the United States. To learn more about Benchmark’s commitment to branch automation, please visit