Vascular biometrics

Security Researchers Detail Palm Vein Spoofing Method

Security Researchers Detail Palm Vein Spoofing Method

A pair of security researchers demonstrated a spoofing method for palm vein authentication at last month’s Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, Motherboard reports. The method involved the use of an SLR camera with its infrared filter removed, allowing the researchers, Jan Krissler and Julian Albrecht, to image their own vein patterns. Having taken 2,500 images…

Australian Government Authorities Cancel Biometric Program, Citing Delays

Australian Government Authorities Cancel Biometric Program, Citing Delays

“Responding to the project’s cancelation in a statement, NEC Australia said it is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the ACIC’s decision, and insisted that it ‘has worked closely with the ACIC to deliver the BIS project and have clearly demonstrated to the ACIC that we already have a high quality solution that will meet their needs.’” Australian…

Fujitsu Tech Brings Biometrics to Fruit Farming

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. 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…

Fujitsu Aims for FinTech Applications After PalmSecure Sales Hit Milestone

Fujitsu Aims for FinTech Applications After PalmSecure Sales Hit Milestone

“Looking forward, Fujitsu says it will continue to refine the accuracy of PalmSecure, and to expand its use into new applications…” Fujitsu is celebrating a new milestone for its palm vein scanning solution: The company has announced that global sales of PalmSecure have passed the one million mark. First launched in 2004, Fujitsu’s flagship biometric…

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Switzerland-based startup Zenum has launched a pilot of a new biometric identification solution envisioned as an ID replacement. The pilot is aimed at trialing Proof of Body, a biometric terminal based on vein and fingerprint scanning. Zenum says that in addition to detecting biometric identifiers, the system also allows users to tie a gesture pattern…

Biometric System Designed to Make Sure No Divers Left Behind

Biometric System Designed to Make Sure No Divers Left Behind

“…TOMS International emphasizes not only the reliability but also the speed of the system.” An Australian diving tour operator is testing out a biometric customer identification system with the aim of making sure that no one is left behind on a dive. The trial is underway about a year after two American tourists were left…

Vecna Integrates Palm Vein Biometrics Into Patient Platform

Vecna Integrates Palm Vein Biometrics Into Patient Platform

Vecna, a provider of patient self-service solutions for the healthcare industry, has integrated Imprivata’s PatientSecure biometric patient identification solution into its platform API. The solution is based on palm vein biometrics, and is designed to establish a completely accurate and reliable link between a given patient and their medical records, helping to improve administrative efficiency…

PalmSecure Gets EPCS Certification from iBeta

PalmSecure Gets EPCS Certification from iBeta

Fujitsu’s flagship biometric solution has attained EPCS certification from an accredited testing lab, the company has announced. The certification offers further validation to the PalmSecure palm vein scanning system’s utility in e-prescriptions. The Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances regulation is essentially concerned with enabling and regulating the ability of medical practitioners to issue electronic prescriptions…

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Future iPhones might get x-ray vision if a new Apple patent published May 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication. The patent titled “Vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation,” – which was published alongside 67 other patents – describes an infrared imaging method that enables a device to capture subcutaneous…

Fujitsu Launches Password Replacement Software for Palm Vein Biometrics

Fujitsu Launches Password Replacement Software for Palm Vein Biometrics

“The software’s launch comes amid what appears to be an intensifying effort on Fujitsu’s part to promote its palm vein scanning technology…” Fujitsu has launched a new software solution designed to automatically replace IDs and passwords with the company’s palm vein biometrics on notebook and tablet devices supporting the company’s sensors. Called AuthConductor Client, the…

BioSec Looks to Pong to Help Popularize Palm Vein Scanning Tech

BioSec Looks to Pong to Help Popularize Palm Vein Scanning Tech

BioSec has found a new way to promote biometric technology to the general public – the company has developed a version of the Pong video game in which the location of the user’s paddle is determined by her hand’s position over BioSec’s palm vein scanner. The game had its premiere at last autumn’s Fujitsu Forum…

Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

“…while a growing number of computer devices feature the fingerprint sensors or infrared cameras needed to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, Fujitsu is proposing its own alternative – palm vein scanning…” Just a couple of months after teaming up with Microsoft on AI-powered solutions for businesses, Fujitsu is already making its pitch to the latter’s…

Finger-Vein Authentication Brings Additional Security to ATMs in China

Finger-Vein Authentication Brings Additional Security to ATMs in China

Can’t quite remember your password at the ATM? Even if you can’t put your finger on your PIN, now you can just put your finger onto the machine to withdraw cash. China’s fourth largest bank, Bank of China Hong Kong recently announced it’s incorporated finger-vein authentication into 160 ATM machines across 18 districts and plans to…

Fujitsu to Replace Employee Passwords With Palm Vein Authentication

Fujitsu to Replace Employee Passwords With Palm Vein Authentication

“Additionally, about 5,200 employees will be affected by the deployment of palm vein authentication for access control at two offices that currently require smart cards for entry.” Fujitsu is about to get a taste of its own medicine – in a good way. The company has announced that it’s going to replace password-based authentication with…

American Green Gets Canadian Partner For Verified Pot Vending

American Green Gets Canadian Partner For Verified Pot Vending

Canada’s Green Rush presents a new frontier and thanks to the neighbours to the south, with pot vending machines that employ vascular biometric technology on the horizon. With the impending legalization of marijuana Canada, American Green Inc. recently announced an agreement has been signed with Dispension Industries Incorporated to be its exclusive Canadian distributor. American Green…

Fujitsu to Showcase Biometric, RFID Solutions at NRF 2018

Fujitsu to Showcase Biometric, RFID Solutions at NRF 2018

“Fujitsu is also going to show off RFID technology at NRF 2018.” Fujitsu Frontech North America is planning to show off a range of cutting-edge technologies at the National Retail Federation 2018 expo, including its latest biometric solutions. The latter include its PalmSecure F-Pro sensor, and the Stylistic V535 tablet. Announced last autumn, the F-Pro…

Fujitsu Gets New F-Pro Distributor in Medical Training Sector

Fujitsu Gets New F-Pro Distributor in Medical Training Sector

Fujitsu Frontech North America has a new distributor for its F-Pro palm vein scanner: Pittsburgh-based KbPort LLC. In a statement announcing the arrangement, Fujitsu described its new partner as a “leader in the medical training and teaching community”. As such, the company will combine Fujitsu’s solution with other biometric technologies to enable two-factor authentication for…

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