Fujitsu releases world’s smallest palm vein sensor

August 10, 2012 - 

Fujitsu Ltd., through its biometrics technology unit Fujitsu Frontech Ltd., has released, the world’s smallest and slimmest palm vein authentication sensor, entitled the PalmSecure-SL.

This latest innovation measures only 48mm long and 16.4mm wide, while maintaining the same level of authentication as Fujitsu’s other existing personal computer login sensor device. The Palm Secure-SL is approximately just a quarter of the regular size of the Fujitsu’s older palm vein authentication sensors.  The new generation sensor includes a  “guideless” authentication function, camera stabilization, a power-saving mode function, and due to its size is very portable.

Presently, PalmSecure-SL comes in two versions, which include a standard portable version and an integrated mouse version.  The device is currently being marketed in Japan with a suggested retail price that ranges from US$223 excluding tax for the standard portable version, and US$248 yen excluding tax for the Integrated mouse version.

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure-SL features enable it to instantly recognize the best image from successive high-speed images that are taken of the user’s palm veins, and then automatically identify and verify it.  The authentication process does not require the user to hold their hand fixed and motionless over the sensor’s guide rails. Instead, the user can just lightly place their palm over the sensor and PalmSecure-SL will instantly do the rest. The device aims to bring convenience to the user while at the same time implementing efficient and enhanced PC security measures.

Will Fujitsu’s newest innovation be the answer to more convenient, efficient, and secured transactions that require biometric authentication? Let us know in the comments.

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Raze Machan writes full time for and graduated with a of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Central Philippine University. She has been a tech industry writer since 2003. Follow her @Razemachan.