"Speed is of the essence because we need to process up to 18,000 people per hour during peak times. We had tried fingerprint recognition but its failure rate leaps during monsoon season. Fujitsu PalmSecure was the best solution to our access problems."
M Haridas, Chief Security Officer, Bharat Petroleum
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is an Indian state-controlled oil and gas company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The corporation operates two large refineries at Mumbai and Kochi, and its key businesses include Fuel and Services, LPG Gas, Automotive Lubricants and Aviation fuel services. BPCL ranked in the top 250 Fortune Global survey of the world’s biggest corporations in 2014.
BPCL wanted to find a secure, reliable way to ease congestion at its refineries’ access points. Traditional methods such as ID cards or fingerprint recognition were either too slow or not accurate enough.
After a considerable amount of research and proof of concept testing, the company selected Fujitsu PalmSecure. This authentication system uses biometric technology to verify users based on vein pattern recognition.
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