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Fujitsu Sales of PalmSecure Sensors Hit One Million Mark

New milestone set for sales of the palm vein authentication sensor units

Fujitsu Limited,Fujitsu Frontech Limited

Tokyo, May 31, 2018

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited today announced that cumulative sales of the Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure palm vein authentication sensor series, manufactured and sold by the two companies, has now broken through the one million unit mark.

About 73 million people in approximately 60 countries around the world interact with this technology daily as a security measure for a broad range of personal authentication tasks, including for ATMs, PC logins, and room entry management.

Palm vein authentication is a biometric verification method that can accurately and instantaneously confirm an individual's identity by reading vein patterns in the palm of the hand without direct contact. This technology was first developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 2003, with Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech initiating sales in 2004. Since then, Fujitsu has refined the technology in a number of ways, improving the speed and accuracy of the sensor's authentication and reducing the size of the sensor.

Fujitsu Group will continue to offer the palm vein authentication sensor, which simultaneously delivers advanced security and convenience, as well as various related solutions and services going forward.

Picture.Major previous and current palm vein authentication sensors and equipmentPicture.Major previous and current palm vein authentication sensors and equipment

Features of PalmSecure Palm Vein Authentication

1. Provides personal authentication that can be safely used with a high authentication rate

PalmSecure differentiates and authenticates individuals by their vein patterns, which differ for each individual. The technology takes advantage of a unique characteristic of hemoglobin-its absorption of infrared light and black appearance in infrared imaging-as it returns to the lungs through veins beneath the skin in the palm. Unlike other biometric authentication methods that use information on the outside of the body, this technology makes use of biometric data from inside the body, offering protection from falsification or spoofing. Fujitsu's PalmSecure technology also delivers high authentication accuracy, with a less than 0.01% chance of rejection error (with one retry), and a less than 0.00001% chance of accepting the wrong person(1).

2. Works comfortably by just holding out your hand

Authentication of users takes an instant by merely holding their hand naturally over the sensor, making the technology easy to use. The sensor is also contactless, ensuring that the verification process not only remains sanitary, but also largely avoids the impact of external factors including abrasion or dirt on the skin of the hand, sweat, or dryness. PalmSecure makes verification and registration easy for users-vein patterns do not change after early childhood, meaning that users can continue to utilize this technology indefinitely once registered, eliminating the need for re-registration.

Future Plans

Going forward, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech will continue to enhance the accuracy of its PalmSecure palm vein authentication technology even further. By looking beyond the achievement of this most recent sales milestone, Fujitsu demonstrates its continued commitment to contributing to customer security measures, as well as to expanding the use of palm vein authentication technology around the world in a variety of contexts, including in areas with increasingly high demand, like cashless and cardless payments.


  • [1] High authentication accuracy: less than 0.01% chance of rejection error (with one retry), and a less than 0.00001% chance of accepting the wrong person

    In the case of the Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro, Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Pro Embedded, and Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure-F Light palm vein authentication sensors.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Frontech

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and ICT together through the development, manufacture and sales of front-end technologies such as ATMs, banking terminals, palm vein authentication system, RFID, totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also offers related software, system integration and services as part of its total solutions. Fujitsu Frontech Limited (FTEC: 6945) reported consolidated revenues of 96 billion yen (US$912 million) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/frontech/en/.

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Date: 31 May, 2018
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited ,Fujitsu Frontech Limited