US bank First United is set to pilot fingerprint authentication technology from Hawk Systems at six ATMs in the New York met area.
According to its Web site, Delaware-based Hawk has a US process patent pending for its biometric ATM Touch & Go technology. The patent covers "using scanning five layers deep in the epidermal layer of the finger to authenticate a financial institution customer and permit an ATM transaction".
In what appears to be a first contract win, the firm says its software will now be installed at six First United cash machines and if successful, a roll out to the bank's entire fleet will follow.
Michael Diamant, CEO, Hawk Systems, says: "This is an exciting project for Hawk Systems and enables us to prove the commercial viability of our product in practical consumer oriented applications."