NCR Corporation has announced to offer its biometric ATMs to Indian banks. The new technology will allow customers to collect cash from the ATM by pressing their thumbs on the screen, replacing the existing method of password entry.

NCR will utilize its global expertise in developing biometric ATMs in India. The software allows multi-language capability and the ATMs can be installed even in the rural parts of the country.

Sivaramane, managing director of NCR India, said: We recently commenced a pilot project of biometric ATMs with Canara Bank and are in an advanced stage of talks with other banks for roll-out of these ATMs. We’ve deployed ATMs for various banks in rural parts of India and our recent alliance with Symstream Technology Group will help us to introduce wireless connectivity solutions through GSM technology for automated teller machines.