A London bar has introduced advanced technology that allows customers to pay for their drinks simply by scanning their fingers.
Located in Camden Market, Proud Camden is a nightclub and bar that hosts a range of live music shows, parties and private events. The establishment recently introduced the finger vein scanning payment system called Fingopay, which allows customer to create an account that is linked to a credit or debit card in the system. The technology then uses near infrared light to generate a 3D map of finger veins, creating a unique personal key for each user. Once they have created an account, visitors to Proud Camden can buy rounds of drinks without the need to carry bank cards or cash. The technology was also introduced in an effort to ease waiting times at the bar for customers.
Created by payment company Sthaler, the futuristic system is more accurate than iris recognition, and conforms to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. 80,000 ATMS in Japan currently use the technology, while Barclays Bank in the UK has introduced Fingopay for its commercial clients. The move follows a growing worldwide trend that has seen countries such as Australia considering introducing biometric scanning at airports by 2020. More information on visiting Proud Camden is available on their website.
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