Lumidigm announced today that it is deploying fingerprint sensors into automated teller machines (ATMs) of one of Brazil’s largest state-owned banks via partners Diebold Brazil, which is supplying the ATMs, and Griaule, a Brazilian-based software company that is providing supporting software. The initial order of more than 3,500 units will replace PINs that bank customers typically use to authenticate their identity and access their accounts via the ATM.
“The bank needed a solution that would work every time and make it easy for its customers to use the ATMs,” emphasizes Joao Abud, Jr., president, 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.”
“As a Brazilian company, it is especially exciting to help spread the use of fingerprint technology in our home market,” adds Iron Daher, President of Griaule. “More and more Brazilian companies are migrating to it and our algorithm is making it easy for them to do so.”
“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. The reliability and intuitive interface our sensors provide allow biometrics to be used confidently with customers even in unattended applications like ATMs,” attests Bill Spence, Lumidigm’s Vice President of Transaction Systems. “Bank customers simply insert their card and touch the fingerprint reader to conveniently withdraw their funds from the ATM and be on their way. No PIN to remember, no training required. It’s that simple.”
Latin America is rapidly embracing fingerprint technology as the preferred mode to provide security and convenient access to their financial resources via ATMs. Earlier this week, Lumidigm announced that Itautec is presently installing the first 12,000 Lumidigm fingerprint readers into the ATM network of one of Brazil’s largest private banks. Not limited to Latin America, several South Africa banks are doing likewise, providing customers with an easy way to access their accounts while adding increased security in a most visible manner.
The technology being used in bank ATMs in Brazil is being shown at Booth #I12 at the CIAB show, June 20-22, at the Transamerica Center Fairgrounds in São Paulo.
Diebold Brazil, headquartered in São Paulo, has approximately 3,200 employees and is the leading provider of solutions and services for banking automation. In addition to the financial segment, the company serves the industry, commerce, government and healthcare segments. Diebold Brazil also manufactured electronic voting machines for Brazilian elections in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. For more information, visit www.diebold.com.br.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DBD.’ For more information, visit the company’s website at www.diebold.com, or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diebold_inc.
Griaule software is the technology behind over 500,000 transactions performed daily all over the world. Today, Griaule is providing the technology for several systems in large and small scale organizations. The company provides the means for the future of widespread and daily use of biometrics. Griaule’s research and development headquarters are based in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. As a leading biometric technology supplier, the purpose of Griaule’s products is to provide convenience and safety by identifying people on the basis of their unique fingerprint features. In 2006, Griaule won the Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2006).
Lumidigm Inc., a global authentication solutions company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification of people, products and credentials. Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology and innovative software work in real world applications for those customers that need to know “who” or “what” to a high degree of certainty. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm’s biometric fingerprint sensors and optically enhanced machine vision solutions have met the needs of customers across the globe for physical and logical access control in markets such as banking, healthcare, entertainment and theme parks, and government and civil ID. Lumidigm and our strategic partners are working on solutions for industrial, commercial, and transportation applications. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com
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