Fujitsu Asia launches PalmSecure in India

By : |March 28, 2006 0

NEW DELHI: Communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd has announced that its PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication device will be available for the ASEAN and Indian markets from end-June this year. 

The device is a more compact and efficient version of the Palm Vein authentication device.

“Fujitsu’s palm vein authentication technology was commercialised in 2004 and has since been deployed by financial institutions, universities, libraries, government offices and private enterprises,“ said Chandran Sashi Kanth, India Business Manager. “We are extremely proud to use this award-winning technology to develop the PalmSecure and position ourselves as a dominant player in the dynamic biometrics market.“

PalmSecure emits near-infrared rays that are absorbed by deoxidised haemoglobin present in blood flowing through a user’s palm veins. This causes an image of the palm to be captured as a vein pattern, which is then verified against the user’s pre-registered pattern to grant (or deny) access to a physical location or computer network.

The device, a contactless, hygienic solution, captures a vein pattern only if haemoglobin is actively flowing through a user’s veins. Additionally, research indicates that no two individuals have vein paterns that are exactly alike. These factors give the PalmSecure an edge over competing biometric identification products.

The features of the PalmSecure include: 

· Smaller footprint

At 35×35×27mm, the PalmSecure is smaller — albeit thicker — than a matchbox and only one-quarter the size of its predecessor, thereby expanding the range of potential applications.

· Faster authentication

The time required for one-to-one authentication using the PalmSecure is approximately half the time required for one-to-one authentication using its predecessor.

· Wider operable temperature range

The PalmSecure has a maximum operable temperature of 60°C (compared to 50°C for its predecessor), thus expanding the range of possible outdoor applications.

· Greater connectivity

The PalmSecure can be connected directly to the universal serial bus (USB) port of a notebook PC or embedded into the keyboards of desktop PCs.

· Enhanced worldwide technical support

A dedicated PalmSecure support website offers technical data, enhanced services for related software and timely Q&A support. In addition, software development kits (SDKs) provide sample applications and tools for evaluating authentication rates. Japanese and English versions of such SDKs will be available from end-April and end-June respectively.

The suggested retail price for the product is Rs15,750 per sensor. 

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