NCR plans big roll-out of biometric ATMs

NCR plans big roll-out of biometric ATMs


Puducherry: Global self-service technology major, NCR Corporation, is ready to offer biometric ATMs to Indian banks in the near future.

The new technology would enable customers to collect cash from the ATM by just pressing their thumbs on the screen, replacing the present method of entering passwords.

“We recently commenced a pilot project of biometric ATMs with Canara Bank and are in an advanced stage of talks with other banks for roll-out of these ATMs," NCR India’s Managing Director C Sivaramane told reporters on the sidelines of a press conference here.

Most banks have shown positive signs to upgrade their current installed base with the latest benefits that biometric ATMs offer, he added.

The company presently enjoys a 60% ATM market share nationally, Sivaramane said.

The $6.5-billion NCR Corporation’s closely held Indian arm, NCR India, has already sold over 50,000 automated teller machines to banking giants like State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Bank. It has installed 3,000 ATMs for SBI.

NCR has brought its global experience and expertise for developing biometric ATMs in India. The software allows multilingual capability and the ATMs can be installed even in the remote parts of the country.

“We’ve deployed ATMs for various banks in rural parts of India and our recent alliance with Symstream Technology Group will help us to introduce wireless connectivity solutions through GSM technology for automated teller machines, the MD said.