Fujitsu releases F-Pro Suite of products based on PalmSecure

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Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. released the F-Pro Suite, a line of products that includes the new PalmSecure-based F-Pro biometric sensor which is now 50 percent smaller than Fujitsu’s earlier palm vein sensors.

The F-Pro suite of products also comprises of the F-Pro Standard with integrated hand guide, and the F-Pro Mouse for general user authentication applications such as enterprise wide access control and single sign-on applications.

In addition, the F-Pro suite offers improved environmental tolerance, supporting a wider range of temperatures, as well as improved sunlight tolerance.

With the improved F-Pro sensor, image capture time is reduced to speed user authentication.

The F-Pro suite of products is highly reliable, non-contact, and nearly impossible to forge, making it particularly ideal for biometric solution providers and integrators.

The PalmSecure Software Development Kit (SDK) has also been updated to support the F-Pro suite and is backward compatible with legacy PalmSecure version 2 sensors.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein biometrics F-Pro suite. F-Pro’s reduced size and enhanced capture speeds will enable us to enter new markets while providing a true differentiator for our existing network of partners,” said Randy Fox, vice president of currency handling and identity product solutions at Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “We expect to leverage the technology resident in the F-Pro suite in order to develop and launch new products in financial services, healthcare and retail while upgrading existing products in those verticals in the very near future.”

Using a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors generates a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users.

The PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin like other biometric readers, which makes it hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types, topical lotions, and other conditions.

Additionally, unlike other biometric technologies where a certain percentage of the public cannot register for one reason or another, PalmSecure has never failed to register a user.

Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, PalmSecure sensors and PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) only recognize the palm vein pattern if blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, making forgery nearly impossible.

The advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology provides highly reliable authentication with low false accept and reject rates, while allowing for fast and easy enrollment.

Last month, Fujitsu America launched a cloud-based Biometrics-as-a-Service solution which enables organizations to address increasingly complex data security risks.

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