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Fujitsu and MCS Software Strategic Partnership Delivers a Biometric Palm Vein Solution to Eliminate PINs and Reduce ID Theft for the Education Marketplace

Integration of Award-Winning Biometric Palm Vein Technology into Food Service Program Underscores the Adaptability of PalmSecure technology.

Fujitsu Frontech Limited,Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA, June 28, 2011

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, and MCS Software, a leading provider of completely functional and user-friendly software for the school food service environment, have announced their strategic partnership featuring the Fujitsu PalmSecure™ palm vein authentication solution. The PalmSecure technology has been integrated into the existing MCS Software’s Point-of-Sale (POS) system to provide a more reliable, hygienic, accurate, and secure authentication solution that is also easier to use and maintain.

The fully integrated solution combines PalmSecure biometric technology and the POS system to provide enhanced security without student PINs or fingerprint scanners and replaces them with the fast and easy to use PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution. MCS integrated PalmSecure into their POS system with the development-friendly Fujitsu PalmSecure Software Development Kit (SDK), reducing the full integration and deployment cycle to less than a month. The ability to rapidly scope, develop and deploy was an important factor in choosing the Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric technology.

“From the beginning, we’ve felt confident in developing a solution with Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology that meets the needs of the education market,” said Jay Meral, chief financial officer, MCS. “The diversity of benefits we’ve enjoyed in working with Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric technology has made all aspects of our solution easier to achieve, especially on the technical side of integrating with our Newton Point-of-Sale system. We think the education market will embrace the solution as it is cost-effective and very easy to use.”

Key to MCS’s education offering is Time Keeper, which is a complete and comprehensive software solution for managing individuals’ time and attendance, designed specifically for School Nutrition Services. Time Keeper is a secure, cost-effective, and user friendly way to manage employee labor hours. Time Keeper provides a standardized interface in order to integrate with most payroll systems. Customers can use PalmSecure technology for secure employee identification; this is the key to preventing employees from clocking each other’s time in and out (i.e. buddy punching).

The Fujitsu PalmSecure sensor uses a near-infrared light to capture a student’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other readers, a PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions.

“Our advanced PalmSecure biometric technology already has shown true versatility in successes for organizations in industries including healthcare, banking, IT and education,” said Christer Bergman, vice president Biometric Solution Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America. “MCS Software’s integration of the PalmSecure solution with their Point-of-Sale system illustrates that diversity. With a high level of accuracy, easy integration into existing systems and the reliability needed to keep the education market humming along, we are pleased that PalmSecure biometric palm vein scanning can be proven in yet another application area, School Food & Nutrition Services.”

Interested parties can view a demo of the solution at the School Nutrition Association 65th Annual National Conference, in Nashville running from July 10th - 13th - MCS Software booth #979.

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/

About MCS Software

MCS Software is a cutting-edge design firm dedicated to providing completely functional and user-friendly software for the School Food and Nutrition Service environment. As the innovators of the Scanning Process for the Free and Reduced Lunch applications, their immersion to lead the industry continues in the design and development of software for all aspects of the school food services environment. Their staff is highly experienced in their selective concentrations and is willing to address and solve any and all concerns brought forth from their clientele. MCS Software is headquartered with operations at 1133 Brook Court, Mandeville, LA 70448. For more information about MCS products and services, call us at 888-287-6416 or visit us at:
For more information, please see: www.mcssoftware.com

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Company:Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.


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Date: June 28, 2011
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America