Christer Bergman

Fujitsu Names Christer Bergman Vice President of Biometric Solutions at Fujitsu Frontech

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a provider of IT-based business solutions – including advanced technology products, biometric security and digital media solutions – has named Christer Bergman as vice president of biometric solutions. Charged with leading continued development of the PalmSecure technology and growing the product into a larger biometric solutions business, Bergman will report directly to Yoshi Masuda, CEO and president of Fujitsu Frontech North America.

Bergman brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology to his new position at Fujitsu. Before joining the company, he held several managerial and executive positions at leading Fortune 500 companies and is considered an industry expert in the field of biometrics. Bergman’s security experience includes five years at Precise Biometrics AB, an innovative security company that supplies world-leading systems for fingerprint and smart card-based authentication, where he served as president and CEO.

“Mr. Bergman’s appointment comes at a critical juncture at Fujitsu when we are looking to evolve the PalmSecure technology beyond a single product and into a broader biometric solutions business capable of addressing a wide variety of customers’ security challenges with optimized offerings,” said Masuda. “I firmly believe that Mr. Bergman's significant experience in this industry, coupled with his deep knowledge and passion for biometric and smart card technologies, will be instrumental during this important evolution in our company.”

Fujitsu introduced the PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication technology to the United States market in 2005. The PalmSecure sensor uses 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. This unique biometric solution uses contactless, non-traceable and non-shareable authentication methods, delivering unmatched security and privacy that is virtually impossible to forge.

The innovative PalmSecure technology has delivered proven benefits for organizations in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, IT, hospitality and education. It has successful applications in healthcare patient registration, time and attendance management, physical access control, government identity management, PC user authentication and OEM terminal devices, including point-of-sale systems and ATMs. Today, more than 2 million users in the United States and hundreds of organizations globally depend on Fujitsu biometric solutions for their security and authentication needs.

“I see enormous potential for Fujitsu to change the biometrics landscape,” Bergman said. “Across nearly every industry, the need and demand for secure authentication and access control solutions has never been greater. I look forward to working closely with the incredibly talented and innovative Fujitsu biometric solution group, in collaboration with our global network of partners, to meet this demand while moving our technology and our business forward.”


Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    7 Ways You Can Secure a High-Traffic Commercial Security Gate  

    Your commercial security gate is one of your most powerful tools to keep thieves off your property. Without a security gate, your commercial perimeter security plan is all for nothing. Read Now

  • Making Safety and Security Intrinsic to School Design

    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

  • The Power of a Layered Approach to Safety

    In a perfect world, every school would have an unlimited budget to help secure their schools. In reality, schools must prioritize what budget they have while navigating the complexities surrounding school security and lockdown. Read Now

  • How a Security System Can Enhance Arena Safety and the Fan Experience

    Ensuring guests have both a memorable experience and a safe one is no small feat for your physical security team. Stadiums, ballparks, arenas, and other large event venues are increasingly leveraging new technologies to transform the fan experience and maintain a high level of security. The goal is to preserve the integrity and excitement of the event while enhancing security and remaining “behind the scenes.” Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

Webinars

New Products

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3