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Fujitsu Names Christer Bergman Vice President of Biometric Solutions at Fujitsu Frontech North America

Fujitsu Frontech Limited,Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA , December 15, 2010

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, today announced Christer Bergman as vice president of biometric solutions. Charged with leading continued development of the PalmSecure™ technology and growing the product into a larger biometric solutions business, Bergman will report directly to Yoshi Masuda, CEO and president of Fujitsu Frontech North America.

Bergman brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology to his new position at Fujitsu. Prior to joining the company, he held several managerial and executive positions at leading Fortune 500 companies and is considered an industry expert in the field of biometrics. Bergman’s security experience includes five years (from 2001 to 2006) at Precise Biometrics AB, an innovative security company that supplies world-leading systems for fingerprint and smart card-based authentication, where he served as president and CEO.

“Mr. Bergman’s appointment comes at a critical juncture at Fujitsu when we are looking to evolve the PalmSecure technology beyond a single product and into a broader biometric solutions business capable of addressing a wide variety of customers’ security challenges with optimized offerings,” said Masuda. “I firmly believe that Mr. Bergman's significant experience in this industry, coupled with his deep knowledge and passion for biometric and smart card technologies will be instrumental during this important evolution in our company.”

Fujitsu introduced the PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication technology to the U.S. market in 2005. The PalmSecure sensor uses a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. This unique biometric solution utilizes contactless, non-traceable and non-shareable authentication methods, delivering unmatched security and privacy that is virtually impossible to forge.

The innovative PalmSecure technology has delivered proven benefits for organizations in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, IT, hospitality and education. It has successful applications in healthcare patient registration, time and attendance management, physical access control, government identity management, PC user authentication and OEM terminal devices, including point-of-sale (POS) systems and ATMs. Today, more than 2 million users in the United States and hundreds of organizations globally depend on Fujitsu biometric solutions for their security and authentication needs.

“I see enormous potential for Fujitsu to change the biometrics landscape,” said Bergman. “Across nearly every industry, the need and demand for secure authentication and access control solutions has never been greater. I look forward to working closely with the incredibly talented and innovative Fujitsu biometric solution group, in collaboration with our global network of partners, to meet this demand while moving our technology and our business forward.”

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, digital media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and bill dispensers - with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686
For more information, please see: www.fujitsufrontechna.com

About Fujitsu Frontech Limited

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
For more information, please see: www.frontech.fujitsu.com/en/

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Date: December 15, 2010
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America