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Fujitsu launches new compact, high-performance palm vein biometric authentication device

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, March 09, 2006

Fujitsu Limited today launched the latest version of its award-winning palm vein authentication device, PalmSecure™. Retaining the highly acclaimed features of its original palm vein authentication device – including high authentication accuracy and application versatility, a biometric identifier internal to the body, hygienic and non-invasive authentication – Fujitsu’s new PalmSecure model features dramatically faster authentication speed, a 35mm x 35mm sensor that is one-fourth the size of the previous model, and an expanded operable temperature range, all at a lower cost.

Bob Patterson, Associate Director - Consulting, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “This latest innovation from Fujitsu provides government and the private sector with an alternative and effective solution to a range of information security and identity management issues. PalmSecure can be integrated into existing information security and identity management programs to achieve the required authentication improvements. It can also improve the confidentiality, integrity and access to an organisation’s key asset – its information.”

The smaller sensor on the new PalmSecure device will provide greater flexibility and ease of implementation in current applications, including personal computers, ATMs, and room access systems, and greatly expand the range of potential new applications, in such areas as copiers and other office equipment, as well as electronic medical records and other solutions requiring highly secure authentication.

In conjunction with the new product launch, Fujitsu is enhancing its worldwide support for PalmSecure™. From the end of April 2006, when the new PalmSecure™ model will be available in Japan, Fujitsu will provide a software development kit that includes sample applications and authentication rate evaluation tools, as well as a dedicated technical support website.

“PalmSecure has had overwhelming success in the Japanese market where it has been adopted by major financial institutions, universities, libraries, government organisations and private enterprises, with over 10,000 units deployed in a variety of applications. With the worldwide market for biometrics expected to increase to US$4 billion in 2007, up from US$900 million in 2002 according to the International Biometric Group, Fujitsu is ideally placed to capture a significant share of the expanding Australian market for advanced biometric security systems,” said Bob Patterson.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is a full service provider of information technology and communications solutions. Throughout Australia and New Zealand we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Limited

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 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please

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Company:Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Limited

Date: 09 March, 2006
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited