Spanish banking group BBVA and NCR Corporation plan to roll out new concept ATMs called ABIL in Spain.
Initially, BBVA plans to deploy new ABIL 200 ATMs in Spain, before adopting the same model ATMs across the bank globally, specifically in the southern US and South America.
Earlier the bank deployed the 20 concept ATM units in Spain in 2010.
According to the NCR, the new ABIL ATMs are sleek with new design and are more like a multimedia device with internet access to be used in the financial branch.
NCR said that the touch screen of the ABIL ATM display provides an intuitive interface with relevant service information and rotates 90 degrees for practical and privacy reasons. The unit has a single slot to accept cash, checks and passbooks and to distribute cash and receipts.
NCR global director for BBVA Vicente Amores said BBVA is constantly looking for ways to strengthen relations with its customers and the project was not how to further automate the terminal, but how to humanize the machine. The result is a new self-service device based on three qualities: simple, human, and flexible.
The project is the result of a strategic partnership among BBVA, NCR Corporation, Fujitsu and the design consultancy IDEO.