Frost & Sullivan has recognized the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication device from biometrics developer Fujitsu with its 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.
Much of what Fujitsu officials believe contributed to the award is that the PalmSecure bridges the gap between price and security level that previously had been very common in the biometrics marketplace with the technology touting false acceptance rates of .00008% and having models available for under $200.
In addition to its technological capabilities and relatively low pricing, Fujitsu further touts that the technology itself holds many benefits for end-users befitting of an award-winner.
Among the reasons for this is that, due to the scanner recording what is essentially a photograph of a user’s vein pattern before converting the image into a biometric template, the sensor doesn’t require contact with the hand to authenticate. This means that sensors do not see their error rates go up over time due to oils or dirt getting on the sensor as well as making the authentication process a more sanitary one for systems serving multiple users.