Fujitsu announces PalmSecure LT, PalmHarder

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Fujitsu started selling their PalmSecure technology back in April of 2008, to little fanfare. They did just announce the newest version the PalmSecure LT, and it’s.. still gross. The technology scans the veins in your hands using some type of near infrared light, making it look like you have all kinds of viruses growing in your flesh. Sure security is important, but does biometric authentication have to look so creepy? Unofficial pricing is around $200 for the unit, making it within the reach of DIY and modders everywhere. Palm scan activated front door locks anyone? Click through for the press release.

Foothill Ranch, CA, March 1, 2010 — Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the Fujitsu PalmSecure™ LT for SSO, a compact, cost-effective version of the company’s award-winning palm vein recognition technology. PalmSecure LT for SSO technology utilizes strong biometric authentication for single sign-on (SSO) access to provide customers in the healthcare, financial services, government and other industries with an easy-to-use yet robust logical access control solution. Fujitsu will showcase PalmSecure LT for SSO solution as well as its other offerings in the PalmSecure portfolio during HIMSS10 Annual Conference & Exhibition (booth #5232), March 1-3, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The Fujitsu PalmSecure LT for SSO solution offers a superior biometric technology with a competitive initial price point, enabling customers to enhance security while remaining within a certain budget. Fujitsu partners with leading SSO solutions providers—including the recently announced integrated solution of the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein recognition technology with IBM’s TAMESSO software—to bolster security and compliance efforts by enabling consumers, government agencies and private-sector organizations to replace archaic password structures with a single path of access that resides in the palms of users’ hands.

“PalmSecure technology is a proven biometric authentication solution for patient registration and time and attendance systems in the healthcare industry, as well as for other security applications. Customers continue to realize the benefits of the superior security and unmatched reliability that PalmSecure technology provides,” said Vic Herring, vice president of sales and business development, Advanced Technology Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “PalmSecure LT for SSO solution is well positioned to serve the price-sensitive SSO market by replacing complicated passwords with a quick scan of the palm and providing a compelling total cost of ownership. It offers a highly accurate, contactless and easy-to-deploy solution in a convenient form factor that meets customers’ SSO needs at a price point that is very favorable compared to other biometric solutions.”

PalmSecure technology uses a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against pre-registered users’ palm vein patterns. It is a contactless authentication technology that offers an easy-to-use, hygienic solution for verifying identity. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition solution is highly reliable and in a form factor that is non-intrusive and generates extremely fast authentication. PalmSecure LT for SSO device connects via USB to any PC or laptop. The SSO interface included enables users to enjoy the simplicity associated with SSO functionality while adding robust biometric authentication to enhance security and protect mission-critical information and systems.

The PalmSecure LT for SSO device is now available for purchase.

WHEN/WHERE:
Date: March 1-3, 2010
Event: HIMSS10 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.
Fujitsu Booth: #5232

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