Fujitsu Tech Brings Biometrics to Fruit Farming

Biometric technology from Fujitsu is now being used to support the operations of a major fruit farming operation in Washington state.Fujitsu Tech Brings Biometrics to Fruit Farming

The deployment comes by way of Philadelphia-based ePortID, whose ePortID PalmClock is now being used for biometric time and attendance tracking by Domex Superfresh Growers. The solution uses Fujitsu’s F-Pro palm vein scanner for employee identification, ensuring that workers are accurately being recorded when they punch in and out for work.

It’s a useful solution, given the nature of Domex Superfresh Growers business. It’s a major operation, shipping 20 million cartons of fruit annually, but the company naturally sees seasonal spikes in demand and in its workflow. It also involves a number of farms and warehouses, all of which makes for an operational complexity in which biometric time and attendance tracking offers compelling solutions.

As Domex Superfresh Growers CFO Sam Sluys explains in a statement announcing the deployment, in trying “to keep all of the legacy systems calibrated, updated and available to all employees, our overhead became too high.” But ePortID’s solution, featuring Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology, has offered “a viable solution that captures the actual hours worked by all employees in one system while helping eliminate fraud and buddy punching.”

News of the deployment comes after Fujitsu’s announcement just a couple of weeks ago that it had surpassed the one million mark in global sales of PalmSecure.

June 14, 2018 – by Alex Perala