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Fujitsu introduces new palm vein authentication products

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Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited have introduced the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro, a sensor that can be embedded into equipment, and the FUJITSU Biometric Authentication Palm Vein Authentication Board to its line of palm vein authentication devices.

According to a statement by the company, the slimmer PalmSecure-F Pro eases the conditions for installation and usage environment by improving operability and environmental tolerance, features greater identification accuracy, and provides greater functionality for identifying individuals from among a huge database of registered palm vein data. The PalmSecure-F Pro also has a greater tolerance to sunlight making it possible to overcome size and sunlight exposure limitations which previously had made embedding into equipment difficult.

The Palm Vein Authentication Board is a compact, smartcard-sized control board with firmware that processes such functions as image capture, registration, and authentication. Previously, use of palm vein authentication was restricted to such operating systems as Windows and Linux, but this product makes it possible to build vein authentication systems that are independent of the operating system.

In addition, offering the Palm Vein Authentication Board with embedded software enables application to devices with embedded-type operating systems, which previously had been difficult.

Scenarios for use can be expanded to such equipment as multifunction copiers, vaults, and lockers, allowing companies to standardize their internal authentication method with palm vein authentication. Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech will also seek to grow their presence into new markets, such as using palm vein authentication for “walletless” payments in lieu of cash or credit cards, or as an alternative to keys for residences or vehicles.

These two products will be exhibited at the Fujitsu Frontech booth at the 18th Auto-ID & Communication Expo, held this week at Tokyo Big Sight.

Sales of the new products will commence in late October.

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