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Fujitsu Appoints Security Industry Veteran Charles Yanak as Director of Product Management & Partner Development

Fujitsu Frontech Limited,Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA , February 15, 2011

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 the appointment of Charles “Bud” Yanak as director of product management & partner development. Yanak will report directly to Christer Bergman, vice president of Biometric Solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc, who joined the company in December.

Yanak brings more than 25 years of experience leading the successful development, commercialization, marketing and licensing of technology for security, electronics and industrial companies to his new role at Fujitsu. Most recently, he served as vice president of marketing for BIO-key International, a leading fingerprint biometric solution company. Prior to BIO-key, Yanak held executive-level marketing positions at organizations including: BioLink, a biometric enterprise security solution provider; Iridian Inc., the premiere iris biometric identity solution provider; and Avery Dennison, a global supplier of barcode identification systems.

“The need for convenient and secure alternatives to password authentication has never been greater,” said Yanak. “PalmSecure technology fills a critical gap in existing market offerings and has been successfully deployed in a wide range of industries. With the right solutions, the right team and the right partners, Fujitsu Biometric Solutions is well positioned to make a significant impact on the security market. I am excited to join the team and look forward to helping Fujitsu further solidify its leadership position in biometric solutions.”

Unlike other biometric identification technologies, 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 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. 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,” said Bergman, “Throughout his career, Bud Yanak has demonstrated his ability to successfully plan, execute and manage major global marketing and partnering initiatives, making him the perfect addition to our team at this important juncture in our organization’s history. On a more personal level, Bud and I have worked together in the biometric industry for many years and I firmly believe that with Bud on board, we are poised for tremendous growth in 2011.”

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, media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication solutions, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and currency handling products – 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 or visit us at:
For more information, please see: http://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: February 15, 2011
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America