MVP Sports Clubs Deploys Fujitsu’s PalmSecure for Access Control at All Sports Clubs

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.–Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, today announced that it has installed PalmSecure® biometric authentication technology in all MVP Sports Clubs. More than just your neighborhood gym, MVP Sports Clubs are destination sports complexes that provide the community with fitness, wellness and nutrition programs all within an environment of active fun. PalmSecure technology is a secure, contactless, biometric access control solution that positively authenticates the identity of an individual.

“Prior to using the PalmSecure system, we used membership cards for physical access to the facility. Members were continually forgetting or losing their cards. Front desk personnel were forced to manually look-up registrations, tying up the line to enter the facility,” according to Mike Lodes, director, information systems, MVP Sports Clubs. “Once the member is enrolled, they simply and quickly check in with a scan of their palm, eliminating the need for cards.”

PalmSecure authentication relies on Fujitsu’s award-winning biometric technology. The Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors use 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. Unlike other readers, the PalmSecure reader does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions. Registration for PalmSecure technology takes less than one minute and authentication takes less than one second.

“MVP Sports Clubs’ decision to deploy Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology in each of their locations is a significant win for our business,” according to Randy Fox, senior director, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc. “MVP Sports Clubs is clearly recognized as a market innovator in the health club and wellness space. As a marquee name in the space, we are confident other clubs will consider biometrics as a viable solution for authentication to permit their members’ physical access.”

Fujitsu’s family of biometric solutions, PalmSecure, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and the PalmEntryTM Physical Access Control system all utilize the award-winning technology. The palm vein device can only recognize the pattern if the blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, which means that forgery is virtually impossible. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology not only provides highly reliable authentication with low false accept and reject rates, but also generates fast and easy enrollment.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. brings innovative technology from Japan and, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and solution development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive #100, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610, USA. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: www.fujitsufrontechna.com.

About MVP Sports Clubs

MVP Sports Clubs is the sports facility development and management company headquartered in Orlando with operations in Florida and Michigan. MVP Sports Clubs facilities include RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club and Ice Den in Orlando, MVP Athletic Club in The Villages, and six Michigan facilities: MVP Sportsplex, MVP Metro Club, MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, MVP Athletic Club in Holland, MVP Athletic Club in Rockford, and MVP Sports Spot in Kentwood. MVP Sports Clubs actively pursues other fitness and recreational projects throughout Michigan and Florida. The mission of MVP Sports Clubs is to enhance the lives of individuals and families in our communities through exercise, sports and recreation, by providing world-class service, facilities and programs all within an environment of active fun. You can contact MVP Sports Clubs at 407-916-2500 or visit them at www.MVPSportsClubs.com.


Contacts: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., Dan Dalton, +1 (949) 855-5590, dan.dalton@us.fujitsu.com
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MVP Sports Clubs, Jean Kingsford, +1 (407) 916-4233, jkingsford@mvpsportsclubs.com