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*This is an English-language summary of a press release issued by Fujitsu do Brasil Ltda.


Fujitsu Introduces New Biometric Security Solution for ATMs in Brazil

Fujitsu PalmSecure ™ biometric palm vein authentication; ideal solution for financial corporations requiring high-level security


Sao Paulo, July 12, 2006 —  Fujitsu do Brasil Ltda. today announced PalmSecure™, a new biometric security solution featuring a compact, high-performance sensor that scans palm vein patterns to verify user identification in bank ATM transactions. This pioneering palm vein solution is already being tested internally at Banco Bradesco S.A. ("Bradesco"), the largest private bank in Latin America, with general operation scheduled to start soon.

After researching various biometric technologies, Bradesco chose PalmSecure for its outstanding features, such as high levels of verification accuracy and being non-invasive and hygienic, making it easier to be accepted by customers of the bank.

PalmSecure was developed by Fujitsu as the world's first palm vein-based biometric authentication system. The sensor captures the palm vein pattern of the user and compares it with pre-registered data to authenticate the user's identity. The sensor is compact (35mm x 35mm) and can be safely and flexibly used in a wide range of applications, such as in PCs, ATMs and for building and room access.

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For more information about Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/rd/200506palm-vein.html


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Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See www.fujitsu.com for further information.

About Bradesco

Bradesco has the leadership in the Brazilian private finance sector, with 16.6 million individual and corporate customers. Its customer service network has more than 13,000 points, comprising Branches, Service Branches, Bank Postal (Post Office Branches) and Correspondent Banks, and more than 23,000 Automated Teller Machines in the Rede Bradesco Dia&Noite.


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