Japan - Fujitsu (www.fujitsu.com) announced the development of PalmSecure-SL, the world's smallest and slimmest contactless palm vein authentication sensor. A standard portable version and integrated mouse version of the sensor will be available beginning today.
The new authentication device maintains the same high level of authentication as Fujitsu's existing PC login sensor technology while also featuring a compact package that is approximately one-fourth the volume. At the same time, the new device incorporates camera stabilization and guideless authentication functionality, as well as a power-saving mode. Apart from enabling the effective utilization of desk space, these features allow the technology to be effortlessly operated even in mobile applications.
In recent years, the need for enhanced security in the corporate environment has become increasingly important. In addition, ease of use and space efficiency are becoming high-priority requirements for customers.
Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech began global sales of contact-free palm vein authentication devices starting in 2005, and so far these systems have been utilized in a variety of applications, including ATMs and security access control. With the addition of the PalmSecure-SL sensor to its lineup of PC Login sensors, Fujitsu aims to support customers in implementing enhanced PC security measures.
Product Features 1. World's smallest and slimmest palm vein authentication device
Measuring 48.0 mm wide, 48.0 mm long, and 16.4 mm wide, Fujitsu's new technology achieves the world's smallest and slimmest design for a palm vein sensor, approximately one-fourth the volume of existing products. This, in turn, enables the effective utilization of desk-space, in addition to allowing the technology to easily be employed even in mobile applications.
2. Camera stabilization and guideless authentication through high-speed image capturing
The new device features technology that instantly identifies the best image from successive high-speed images taken of the user's palm veins, and then automatically verifies it. This allows users to perform authentication simply by placing their palm lightly over the sensor, instead of by using fixed guide rails for holding the user's hand motionless over the sensor as before, thereby enabling convenient operations.
3. Equipped with a power-saving mode
The PalmSecure-SL is equipped with a power-saving mode that automatically engages when the sensor has not been in use for more than 10 seconds. As a result, the technology is able to reduce the amount of power it consumes from a maximum of 2.5W during normal use, down to only about 0.2W when power-saving mode is engaged.