Palm Vein Biometric PC Mouse Goes on Sale

Sep 11, 2007
PalmSecure PC Login Kit (mouse model)
PalmSecure PC Login Kit (mouse model)

Fujitsu today announced that it has developed a PC Login Kit for use with the PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication device and begun sales of a mouse model and a standard model for corporate users.

PalmSecure PC Login Kit comes standard with login-authentication software, enabling client-side authentication and eliminating the need to use an authentication server, which had been required up until now. In addition, other improvements have been incorporated, such as faster authentication speeds without a palm guide and greater tolerance for the distance and angle of the hand when it passes over the device.

With the new PalmSecure PC Login Kit, logins to PCs or applications that up until now required IDs and passwords can now be done using the highly secure palm vein biometric authentication method.

In recent years, as part of efforts to comply with Japan's Personal Information Protection Law and enhanced internal corporate compliance policies, it has become increasingly important to authenticate the identity of people using particular PCs in order to prevent data leaks from PCs that occur because of unauthorized access or identity fraud.

In 2004, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Frontech commercialized the PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication device. Since then, the companies have provided the technology to financial institutions and wide array of other industries and organizations for use in various applications, including login to PCs, physical admission into secured areas, management for work time clocks, and library book lending systems.

The two companies developed PalmSecure PC Login Kit to make it more simple and economical for customers to deploy Fujitsu's sophisticated palm vein authentication technology. Installing login-authentication software as standard-equipped software, sophisticated authentication can be handled by the PC itself, with no need for an authentication server.

The mouse model, which is the world's first PC mouse equipped with a palm vein biometric authentication sensor, can easily replace an existing PC mouse, offering convenience and space-saving advantages. The companies have also added a compact and portable standard model to their line of PC login kits.

Both the mouse and standard models are available in black, white and gray.

Source: Fujitsu

Explore further: Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Evolving robot brains

4 hours ago

Researchers are using the principles of Darwinian evolution to develop robot brains that can navigate mazes, identify and catch falling objects, and work as a group to determine in which order they should ...

Facebook fends off telecom firms' complaints

4 hours ago

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fended off complaints on Monday that the hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its service on smartphones.

Scientists find clues to cancer drug failure

4 hours ago

Cancer patients fear the possibility that one day their cells might start rendering many different chemotherapy regimens ineffective. This phenomenon, called multidrug resistance, leads to tumors that defy ...

Glass coating improves battery performance

4 hours ago

Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications ...

Recommended for you

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.