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Biometric ATM gives cash via ‘finger vein’ scan

Posted By admin On July 6, 2010 @ 3:25 am In Featured Stories,Money Watch | Comments Disabled

George Webster
CNN [1]
July 6, 2010

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Poland’s cooperative BPS bank says it’s the first in Europe to install a biometric ATM — allowing customers to withdraw cash simply with the touch of a fingertip.

The digit-scanning ATM, introduced in the Polish capital of Warsaw, runs on the latest in “finger vein” technology — an authentication system developed by Japanese tech giant Hitachi.

The company says that an infrared light is passed through the finger to detect a unique pattern of micro-veins beneath the surface – which is then matched with a pre-registered profile to verify an individual’s identity.

“This is a substantially more reliable technique than using fingerprints,” Peter Jones, Hitachi’s head of security and solutions in Europe, told CNN.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/05/first.biometric.atm.europe/index.html?hpt=C2&fbid=W7ixFpuObsg

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[3] Why veins could replace fingerprints and retinas as most secure form of ID: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-veins-could-replace-fingerprints-and-retinas-as-most-secure-form-of-id.html

[4] Biometric cash machine lands in Europe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biometric-cash-machine-lands-in-europe.html

[5] No cash? Elyria High students can pay with their finger: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-cash-elyria-high-students-can-pay-with-their-finger.html

[6] Interpol Details Plans For Global Biometric Facial Scan Database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/interpol-details-plans-for-global-biometric-facial-scan-database.html

[7] Scientists create ‘sixth sense’ brain implant to detect infrared light: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-create-sixth-sense-brain-implant-to-detect-infrared-light.html

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