Fujitsu has launched a new range of ATMs on the European market, featuring its PalmSecure biometric technology and support for mobile NFC.
Manufactured in Spain, the Fujitsu ATM Series 100 is the first of its kind to offer PalmSecure, a technology that authenticates the user by reading the unique pattern of veins in the palm of the hand.
The Japanese firms says the technology maximises security levels when incorporating mobile applications, such as access to the ATM using contactless technology, or interacting with mobile devices via NFC.
Fujitsu estimates that in 2015, mobile NFC payments will for the first time overtake credit and debit card payments. Over the next five years, more than 245,000 ATMs across Europe are due to be replaced and upgraded, says the firm, with almost 40,000 additional ATMs likely to be installed.
In addition to all the basic functionalities, such as the cash dispensing, receipt printing, scanner, multimedia components or touchscreen, the ATM is also designed to enable installation in small spaces thanks to a reduced weight load. The machines also allow for a high degree of customisation to reflect each bank's corporate branding using a 'clip on cover' system.