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smplsolutions® installs Fujitsu’s PalmEntry™ system for controlling access to UC Irvine’s Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab

Trusted expert for business communications now offers palm vein biometric authentication in UC Irvine’s state-of-the-art lab, part of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Fujitsu Frontech Limited,Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

September 12, 2013

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, and smplsolutions, the one-stop shop for your business communications needs, are proud to announce the installation of Fujitsu’s PalmEntry™ physical access control system at the entrance to the Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab at UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. The Bren School wanted a physical access control system that would provide students, faculty and staff a more reliable, hygienic and secure authentication technology while complementing the advanced technological features of the lab. Fujitsu’s PalmEntry physical access control system fit their needs perfectly.

Designed to foster collaboration, the Kay Family Foundation Lab features monitors, digital media receivers, an interactive whiteboard, laptops and tablets that can be used by students enrolled in a Bren School major. Periodically, exclusive use of the lab is granted to UC Irvine students from all majors who participate in the Bren School’s unique “AppJam” competitions, in which student teams race against the clock to build fully functional mobile applications. To secure the lab and keep the technology safe, UC Irvine wanted a physical access control system where users could not share combination codes or passwords. Fujitsu’s PalmEntry system is a secure, contactless, biometric access control solution that positively authenticates the identity of an individual before allowing access to the lab.

“We wanted to install an advanced security solution that provides the easiest experience possible for students, faculty and staff who use the lab,” said Hal Stern, the Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean of the Bren School. “The Fujitsu PalmEntry physical control access system installed and supported by smplsolutions provides the security and flexibility we need. It’s easy to manage and maintain, and it takes under a minute to enroll a user.”

PalmEntry relies on Fujitsu’s award-winning PalmSecure biometric technology integrated into a fully deployable access control system. The Fujitsu 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 readers, the PalmSecure sensor does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions.

“We are delighted that the Bren School has selected the PalmEntry physical access control system for their physical access control solution for such a prestigious and visible location,” said Randy Fox, senior director, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “The value-added services provided by our installation partner, smplsolutions, will ensure that the Bren School gets the most out of their investment.”

“This reaffirms and strengthens the existing relationship we have with the Bren School for high-quality security solutions,” said David Case, president & CEO, smplsolutions. “The PalmEntry physical access control system is a perfect complement to the systems we have in place currently.”

Fujitsu’s family of biometric solutions, PalmSecure® technology, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and PalmEntry Physical Access Control, all utilize the award winning technology. The palm vein device can only recognize the pattern if the blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, which means that 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 generates fast and easy enrollment.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. brings innovative technology from Japan and, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., is headquartered at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Suite #100, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610, USA. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at:
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About smplsolutions®

Founded in 1996, smplsolutions has focused on excellence as a communications technology company by providing its customers with expert advice, problem-solving resources, creative engineering and high quality professional services. The company serves as a one-stop shop for telephone, computer networking, video surveillance, data management and cabling necessities. Our highly trained technicians and experts, The Tech Team, help customers plan, budget and prepare for today’s needs and tomorrow’s new technologies. Visit smplsolutions at
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About the UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School is providing computer science and information technology leadership for the 21st century through its innovative and broad curricula, research and development of emerging technologies, and collaborations to address societal concerns. For more information, visit:
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About the University of California, Irvine

Located in coastal Orange County, near a thriving employment hub in one of the nation’s safest cities, UC Irvine was founded in 1965. One of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, it’s ranked first among U.S. universities under 50 years old by the London-based Times Higher Education. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UC Irvine has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.3 billion annually to the local economy.

About Fujitsu Frontech Limited

As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems.
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Date: September 12, 2013
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America