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Fujitsu PalmSecure Puts Your Identity Back in Your Hands

Fujitsu launches innovative authentication solutions based on its PalmSecure technology.

maart 05, 2013 Fujitsu today announces the general availability of innovative authentication solutions based on its PalmSecure technology, which uses individuals’ unique palm vein patterns to combat identity fraud. With Fujitsu PalmSecure, a contactless scan of the palm vein pattern of a user’s hand is enough to confirm their identity, using biometrics that are more secure, harder to defraud and easier to use than traditional authentication methods, such as Chip & PIN. Fujitsu PalmSecure is introduced at CeBIT taking place in Hanover, Germany.

Fraudulent use of electronic authentication technology such as Chip & PIN is a multi-million dollar problem for banks and Government agencies worldwide. By adopting Fujitsu PalmSecure, which reads an individual’s unique pattern of oxygen-depleted veins on the palm of hand, users can be authenticated in seconds, simply by holding their hand over a sensor.

Fujitsu PalmSecure is a robust and massively scalable enterprise solution that is easily adapted to a wide variety of applications in vertical industries. Based on its heritage in developing ICT infrastructures, combined with the strength of its global services organization, Fujitsu is already in discussions with organizations considering the introduction of PalmSecure for industries ranging from aviation – where it could be used to replace boarding cards – to entertainment and retail.1 Client software and technical support services are also included in each solution.

UniCredit Papillon – to pay, just reach out your hand
Fujitsu PalmSecure enables people to return to a time when their hand is their bond: there is no credit card or key, no PIN number to remember, no fingerprints and no need for complicated and expensive iris scanning. Simply a swipe of the hand proves identity beyond reasonable doubt. UniCredit is testing the roll-out of its Papillon payment system, based on Fujitsu PalmSecure technology.

In December 2012, the major European commercial banking group UniCredit carried out the first of a series of proof-of-concept tests of its Papillon payment system which is based on Fujitsu PalmSecure technology. Fujitsu provided the sensor which captures the payer’s unique vein pattern data, a Solution Development Kit enabling UniCredit to independently develop its bespoke application and solution, plus project support. UniCredit plans to gradually introduce Papillon, primarily as a mobile payment mechanism and to complement other payment methods.

Supporting Quotes
Dr Joseph Reger, Chief Technology Officer, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
“PalmSecure is a proof point of Fujitsu’s increasing focus on end-to-end technology solutions designed to solve real-world problems, and is already tried, tested and proven to combat identity fraud. In the future, as companies of all sizes rely ever more heavily on technology innovation to run their business, solutions like Fujitsu PalmSecure will provide early adopters with a huge competitive advantage in the market.”

Pricing and availability
Fujitsu PalmSecure is available in Central Europe, Middle East, Africa and India as a tailored security solution direct from Fujitsu. Price varies depending on component configuration and related services required.

Online resources
For more information on Fujitsu PalmSecure: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services/solutions/biometrics/


Over Fujitsu

Fujitsu is wereldwijd leverancier van dynamische IT-infrastructuren, met 170.000 medewerkers die klanten in 70 landen lokaal ondersteunen. Fujitsu biedt een one stop shopping aanbod van gestandaardiseerde Fujitsu producten en diensten voor desktop en datacenter omgevingen. Op basis van de behoefte van de klant worden deze bouwstenen samengevoegd tot een bedrijfszekere IT-oplossing die past als maatwerk, zich snel kan aanpassen aan een wisselende capaciteitsbehoefte en desgewenst ook door Fujitsu gemanaged wordt. Het ontzorgen van de klant en het leveren van een maximale bijdrage aan zijn bedrijfsresultaat staan daarbij centraal.

Het hoofdkantoor van Fujitsu bevindt zich in Tokio. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) rapporteerde een geconsolideerde omzet van 4.5 biljoen yen (US$55 miljard) voor het fiscale jaar 2010 dat eindigde op 31 maart 2011. Vanwege zijn betrokkenheid bij het behoud van het milieu en maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen is Fujitsu opgenomen in de Dow Jones Sustainability World Index en in de FTSE4Good Index. Voor meer informatie: http://nl.fujitsu.com.

Jeroen Gunter

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Date: 05 maart, 2013