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Fujitsu Asia Launches fi-5000N Biometric Network Adapter for Document Scanners

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, June 01, 2005 Photo of fi-5000N

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd today launched the fi-5000N, the world’s first biometric network adapter that provides secure one-touch connectivity between document scanners and a network via fingerprint authentication.

The fi-5000N allows up to 32 users to share Fujitsu’s fi-4120C/fi-4220C, fi-4120C2/fi-4220C2, fi-4530C or fi-5110C high-speed document scanners in a local area network (LAN) environment, akin to sharing a network printer in office environments.

Unlike other network adapter products, the fi-5000N is loaded with fingerprint recognition technology that allows users to send scanned images to their computer by touching the fingerprint sensor, for increased efficiency.

Once user identification has been confirmed, individuals gain unrestricted access to all the full features of the connected scanner including auto-de-skew, auto-cropping and multi-feed detection. Users can also set individual user profiles to determine the destination directory, image resolution, image improvement functions and other parameters.

Weighing about 1 kg and consumes less than 8 watts of power, the fi-5000N can be connected to the network either by a 100 Base-TX or 10 Base-TX interface.

The fi-5000N is priced at S$910 and is available from June 2005. Refer to the Appendix, visit or contact Fujitsu Asia at 6512-7422 for more details.


fi-5000N Technical Specifications

Parameter Specification
Supported fi-series scanners fi-4120C / fi-4220C / fi-4120C2 / fi-4220C2 / fi-4530C / fi-5110C
  LCD display Type Monochrome
Panel size 4 rows of 20 characters (Japanese: 4 rows of 10 characters
Language English, Germany, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Operator panel keys Total 17 keys: [ID], [SETUP], [ESC], [ENTER ], [↑], [↓], [.], Numeric key(0 to 9)
Buzzer Yes
User Information User name, send-to PC, PIN Can be specified by the administrator using PC administration tools
Fingerprint registration Can be registered by user using fi-5000N
Max. User number 32
Fingerprint authentication Fingerprint sensor Static capacity method / Resolution: 500 dpi
Finger detection sensor Yes
Verification method Minutiae method
Verification time 3 seconds or less (Except in the case of extremely dry fingers)
Finger print registration Finger is to be placed 3 times
Interface LAN (Network connection) IEEE802.3/802.3u Compatible 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (auto negotiation)
USB (Scanner connection) USB 2.0 / USB 1.1 compatible (USB 2.0 / 1.1 auto-recognition)
Voltage or voltage range AC 100 to 240V,+10% / -10%
Power LCD on Less than 8W
LCD off Less than 5W
Operating environment Temperature 5~35 degree. C (42~95degree. F)
Relative humidity 20~80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions Width 125mm
Depth 176mm
Height 62mm
Weight 1kg
Bundled drivers TWAIN / ISIS

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
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Date: 01 June, 2005
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd