ITCARD to deploy ATMs in Poland with Hitachi finger vein biometrics

May 14, 2014 - 

ITCARD has announced a new contract with Hitachi Europe for a line of ATMs with finger vein readers at 1730 Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold ATMs throughout Poland.

The new ATMs with biometric readers will be introduced this year and will allow customers of participating banks to withdraw cash and other ATM operations using fingerprint biometrics.

“ITCARD is a strategic partner who has cooperated with us since 2010. The Planet Cash project is the biggest step so far for ATMs in Europe that utilises Finger Vein technology to create a new standard for secure, quick and convenient banking transactions for society,” Tadeusz Woszczyński, Regional Manager for the Central Eastern Europe in the Information Systems Group of Hitachi Europe said.

ITCARD signed an agreement with Hitachi Europe for the implementation of these ATMs in March of this year.

According to ITCARD, this most recent ATM deployment will give the company an 11 percent share of the Polish ATM market. It is currently the second-largest ATM shared network in the country.

Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, in 2013, Poland’s Getin Bank also contracted Hitachi for its finger vein technology for use in its new branch network.

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