Lumidigm, an authentication solutions company, has announced that it is deploying fingerprint sensors into ATMs for one of Brazil's biggest state-owned banks. The company is working with partners Diebold Brazil, which is supplying the ATMs, and Griaule, a Brazilian software company.
An initial order of 3,500 Diebold units will deploy biometric identification technology, which will replace PIN authentication at the ATM.
"The bank needed a solution that would work every time and make it easy for its customers to use the ATMs," said Joao Abud Jr., president of Diebold Brazil. "That's exactly what the Lumidigm fingerprint reader provides. With a simple touch of a finger, customers can access their money through our ATMs — with no PIN required."
"With our multispectral imaging technology, which reads fingerprints both on and below the skin, biometrics is no longer relegated to the back office at banks," said Bill Spence, Lumidigm VP of transaction systems. "The reliability and intuitive interface our sensors provide allow biometrics to be used confidently with customers even in unattended applications like ATMs. Bank customers simply insert their card and touch the fingerprint reader to conveniently withdraw their funds from the ATM and be on their way."
Latin America is fast embracing fingerprint technology to provide ATM users secure and convenient access to their accounts. Earlier this week, Lumidigm announced that one of Brazil's largest private banks, Itautec, will install 12,000 Lumidigm fingerprint readers into its ATM network. Several South African banks are also beginning to adopt fingerprint ATM access.
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