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  Date: 21/11/2013

PulseWallet integrates Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric technology

PulseWallet has employed Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric technology in its payment terminals used by retailers to access consumer's virtual wallets. Registered buyers can shop by scanning their palm for payment at POS without having to carry the credit card and debit card while shopping.

“From the very beginning, we were looking for an extremely secure and highly accurate form of strong biometric authentication technology to integrate with our solution. Customer registration has to work smoothly for all consumers and verification at POS must occur quickly,” according to Aimann Rasheed, co-founder and CEO, PulseWallet. “We evaluated other forms of biometric authentication and we were most impressed with Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology because of its speed, accuracy and flexibility.”

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. Fujitsu says unlike other readers, the PalmSecure sensor does not come into contact with the skin, so it is hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions. Registration at any PulseWallet terminal takes less than one minute and authentication takes less than one second.

“We are very proud to be partnering with PulseWallet and that they have chosen PalmSecure technology as a value-added benefit to their solution,” said Randy Fox, senior director, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “We are also extremely supportive of their green initiative. Fujitsu has been an eco-friendly company for over 30-years, with a true commitment to developing and delivering solutions that limit impact on the environment.”

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