One of Latin America’s largest private banks has added Lumidigm’s multispectral fingerprint readers to its ATM network in Brazil.
Lumidigm is working with Brazilian IT services provider Itautec to install the first 12,000 units of the 33,000-unit ATM network. The readers will not only provide customers with secure access to their accounts, but they will also ensure that each person only has one identity.
Lumidigm’s biometric readers can read dry, wet, damaged or dirty fingertips, a critical aspect for a reader that will most likely not have someone available for troubleshooting, should a print not read.
With the readers, a fingerprint will now serve as the PIN. The Itautec ATMs are not the first to feature this option. Large banks in other parts of the world, such as South Africa, are also deploying fingerprint-as-PIN methods of using ATMs.
Itautec’s ATM system will be on display at the CIAB Show on June 20 to 22 in São Paulo.