Hitachi Europe Finalised Delivery of Finger Vein Biometric Solution for Bank BPH (GE Capital Group) in Poland

Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it has finalised delivery of Finger Vein biometrics authentication for Bank BPH S.A. (Headquarter: Krakow), one of the largest banks in Poland and a member of the GE Capital group. By using Hitachi’s Finger Vein biometric devices, Bank BPH can provide its customers with more secure money transaction services without PIN numbers to verify individuals. Bank BPH has already been running a pilot in several branches since June 2012. BPH will implement the system into 22 branch offices by the end of September 2012. Subsequently, all 287 branch offices in Poland will start using it as a main method of authentication at teller counters by the end of 2012. Above all, approximately 1,800 Finger Vein devices in total will be installed in the Bank BPH branch network.