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KbPort to become value-added reseller of Fujitsu’s PalmSecure F-Pro biometrics technology

KbPort to combine improved PalmSecure F-Pro with other biometric technologies to enhance medical training

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA, January 11, 2018

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions has announced today that KbPort™ LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based leader in the medical training and teaching community, will become a distributor of Fujitsu PalmSecure® F-Pro biometrics technology.   KbPort will be combining Fujitsu’s PalmSecure F-Pro technology with other biometric technologies to provide students with highly secure two-factor authentication for login to training tools.   KbPort will be featuring this technology in their booth number 125 at IMSH 2018 (International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare) annual show, January 14-16, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  PalmSecure technology features the newest and smallest palm vein biometrics sensor based on industry-proven PalmSecure technology.  The F-Pro biometric sensor, now 50% smaller than previous sensors, offers improved environment tolerance, supporting a broader range of temperature and improved sunlight tolerance.   

“Using Fujitsu’s PalmSecure F-Pro biometrics technology ensures that we are protecting the student’s information by using the most advanced tools available to follow the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA) guidelines,” said Chuck Miller, president and CEO, KbPort LLC.  “By combining PalmSecure with the recording and debriefing components within the KbPort Simplicity Solution™, Fujitsu has allowed us once again to create a standard that others will follow.” 

“We are delighted that KbPort will be one of the first users of our updated and improved PalmSecure F-Pro biometric technology,” said Randy Fox, vice president, sales, marketing, product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.  “As more activity takes place online like training and highly sensitive information exchanges, a higher focus on ensuring the correct identity of the user will be critical.   

PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other biometric readers, the 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, topical lotions, and other conditions. Additionally, unlike other biometric technologies where a certain percentage of the public cannot register for one reason or another, PalmSecure technology has never failed to register a user.  

 Fujitsu’s biometric solutions,  PalmSecure sensors, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and V535 Tablet with Integrated F-Pro only recognize the palm vein pattern if blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, so forgery is virtually impossible. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology not only provides highly reliable authentication with low false accept and reject rates, but also allows for fast and easy enrollment. 

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for self-checkout and currency management solutions, kiosks, mobile, RFID, and biometric authentication technology. FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. FFNA is headquartered with operations and product development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.. For more information, please see; http://www.fujitsufrontechna.com .

About KbPort

KbPort™ is a software and hardware development company. Our main focus has been in the medical training and education community where we have been designing integrated recording, debriefing, and educational training solutions since 1994. We have a team of cutting-edge engineers who have developed the next generation of simulation and educational teaching tools. Along with our experienced sales team, we have cultivated teaching tools for all types of education that are simple, realistic and most of all, functional. KbPort and Simplicity Solution are trademarks or registered trademarks of KbPort LLC in the United States and other countries. For more information, please visit kbport.com

Dan Dalton

Phone: Phone: +1 (949) 855-5590
E-mail: E-mail: ffna.pr@us.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Valerie Angell

Phone: Phone: 412-487-4663 x 13
E-mail: E-mail: vangell@kbport.com
Company:KbPort LLC
Vice President of Engineering


Copyright 2018 Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. All rights reserved. Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and PalmSecure are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal operating conditions and are not intended to create any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. reserves the right to modify at any time without notice these statements, their services, products, and their warranty and performance specifications.

Date: January 11, 2018
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America