New biometric access system introduced

Published: April 2, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Richard Tomkins

A new bio-metrics system that reads the vein pattern of a human palm to allow access to secure areas has been developed by Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

The product is named PalmEntryXS and is the latest addition to the company’s PalmSecure product line.

“We have listened to customers and prospects and are delighted to be introducing this critical addition to our physical access control family,” said Randy Fox, vice president, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “The design and user interface of the PalmEntryXS solution will make it a more compelling solution for many secure locations.

“Although the design is new, customers will appreciate that it still uses the tried and true PalmSecure technology that Fujitsu has offered for years.”

The Fujitsu PalmSecure sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern. It generates a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users, and because blood needs to be flowing through the veins to create the vein pattern, there is an automatic 'liveness' check which prevents spoofing. This also makes the PalmSecure solution the security market’s only subcutaneous biometric sensor making forgery virtually impossible. “Unlike other biometric 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, the company said.

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