Innoventry Corp., best known for its face-recognizing check-cashing machines for the unbanked, has teamed up with Diebold Inc. to sell similar high-tech terminals to banks.

San Francisco-based Innoventry - a joint venture of Wells Fargo & Co. and the pawnshop chain Cash America International Inc. - has focused so far on deploying its terminals in retail locations such as Kroger grocery stores and Texaco gas stations. Now the company is pitching a new model as a way for financial institutions to keep their teller lines free of noncustomers, who tend to be people without bank accounts or people who do not have enough money in a bank account to cover a check while it clears.

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