Fujitsu has revealed its stance on biometrics technology with a new laptop that leverages the increasingly popular technology of palm vein biometrics.
As reported by Slash Gear, the Fujitsu Celsius H730 laptop marks the first of its kind to offer palm-based, vein pattern authentication. The Celsius laptop uses biometrics security elements to scan the invisible vein pattern in the user’s hand, a pattern that is unique to every person.
The biometrics technology being used in Fujitsu’s new laptop offering is PalmSecure, not a new technology for the company. Fujitsu offers a number of sensors spanning different markets, but the Celsius is the first laptop available that features the biometrics technology.
PalmSecure is contactless and leverages near-IR rays, which are absorbed by the hemoglobin in a user’s veins. Using image recognition the veins appear black upon scan, allowing the laptop to detect the unique pattern and, if correctly matched, grant authorization.
The owner’s vein pattern must be pre-enrolled into the system, with all subsequent authorizations being compared to that original scan. Fujitsu insists that its PalmSecure technology has an incredibly low false acceptance rate at 0.00008%. This, along with the fact that the authorization token is a unique biometric identifier, has the folks at Fujitsu claiming that the security system is all but impossible to crack.
Biometrics aside, the other specs of the Fujitsu Celsius H730 are as follows:
- 15-inch display
- 3.8GHz Intel Core i7
- 32GB memory
- NVIDIA Quadro graphics
- Storage in either hybrid drive or SSD form
The Fujitsu Celsius H730 laptop is scheduled for launch in Europe next month at a base price of £1330. There is no word yet regarding a US release.