Angola is among the first countries putting in place an NCR Corp. technology that enables banks to print secure checks in-house. 

Planad, a financial information technology firm in the African country, is to employ NCR Check Bureau, which uses laser technology and impact barcode printing to keep printed checks secure while cutting down the time it takes for bank customers to receive new checkbooks. 

In some cases the delivery times are cut from more than two weeks to less than two days, according to an NCR news release. 

Based in the capital city of Luanda, Planad provides ATMs, kiosks, recycling machines, check scanners, printers and more for financial institutions. 

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