Fujitsu passes 1 million sales of PalmSecure palm vein sensors

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Sales of the Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure palm vein sensor series have now surpassed the one million-unit mark, Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited have announced.

The company estimates the 73 million people in 60 countries around the world use the technology on a daily basis to secure a range of tasks, including interactions with ATMs, PCs, and room entry systems.

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. first developed the company’s palm vein authentication technology to accurately and instantaneously confirm an individual’s identity without direct contact in 2003, and Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech began selling it in 2004. The company has since improved the sensor’s authentication accuracy and speed, and reducing its size.

The technology has less than a 0.01 percent chance of a rejection error with one retry, and a false accept rate below 0.00001 percent, according to the announcement. Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech plan to continue enhancing PalmSecure’s accuracy, and to expand the use of palm vein authentication to new uses, including cashless and cardless payments.

Other use cases for Fujitsu’s palm vein authentication technology include tracking tourists at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and securing access to controlled substances, as PalmSecure was recently certified for EPCS compliance by iBeta Quality Assurance.

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