NCR has launched a cash machine conceived and designed specifically for the Indian market.
The NCR EasyPoint 57i (Asan) will enable banks in India to give many more account holders access to ATMs without incurring huge capital or operational costs, says the vendor.
Based on technology designed to meet Indian infrastructural challenges, Asan's small size and low running costs are intended to accommodate the largely untapped non-urban areas, as well as to open up opportunities in newer urban locations such as corporate offices and factories, newly emerging multiplexes and malls and branch extensions.
Developed with consumer-research-based design inputs from the Industrial Design Center at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (IIT-B), the machine has been put through its paces in live pilot trials with leading domestic banks.
Asan comes equipped with NCR's Intelligent Power Management (NIPM) system, with an integrated UPS, ensuring that in case of power failure the ATM completes the ongoing transaction before shutting down. The machine also supports wireless connectivity through GPRS and CDMA communication technologies for areas with poor conventional telecommunications connectivity.