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.
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.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Dr. Laura Bonamici
Phone: +49 89 62060 4454
VP Corporate Communications, International Business
Phone: +49 89 30 90 51629
Date: 05 March, 2013