Fujitsu Joins the International Biometrics and Identification Association
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. has joined the International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA). The Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein technology, first introduced to the U.S. market in 2005, today delivers biometric authentication, identification and security for more than 2 million users in the United States and hundreds of organizations worldwide. Membership in the IBIA exemplifies the company’s commitment to provide biometric solutions that set the standard for protecting valuable resources and mitigating business, technology and privacy risks.
“Having served on the IBIA board for years, I have seen first hand the significant benefits of bringing leading biometric companies and security industry experts together to collaborate on how to most effectively promote the use of authentication technology,” said Christer Bergman, vice president of biometric solutions for Fujitsu. “Through ongoing development and commercialization of the PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution, Fujitsu has developed considerable technology expertise and insight into how customers use biometrics in their organizations. In joining the IBIA, we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge with other members as we collectively work to solve the identity, security and privacy challenges facing companies across the globe.”
Founded in September 1998 in Washington, D.C., IBIA is a trade association that promotes the effective and appropriate use of biometric technology to determine identity and enhance security, privacy, productivity and convenience for individuals, organizations and governments. IBIA plays a leadership role in bringing together diverse stakeholders to advance policy development and define and articulate best practices for the use of biometrics in solving real-life identity, security and privacy challenges.
“Across nearly every industry, the need and demand for advanced authentication and access control solutions has never been greater,” said Tovah LaDier, managing director for the IBIA. “We are thrilled to have Fujitsu on board as an IBIA member and look forward to working closely with its biometric solutions group, in collaboration with our global network of members, to meet this demand with innovative technologies. Together we have the opportunity to advance the field of biometrics to meet security, privacy and productivity needs in ways never before thought possible.”
Unlike other offerings on the market, the Fujitsu PalmSecure technology is a unique biometric solution that uses contactless, non-traceable and non-shareable authentication methods to deliver unmatched identification, security and privacy that is virtually impossible to forge. 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. 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.