ATM Maker Seeks New Vein For PersonalIdentification

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KAWASAKI, Japan - (10/26/05) -- Fujitsu, one of the world's biggestATM manufacturers, said it is forging ahead with plans to introduceits new biometric technology that identifies users through palmvein authentication. The technology, which has been introduced atATMs and banks, recognizes the unique architecture of anindividual's vein pattern in the palm of their hand for useridentification. The vein architecture is difficult to forge, sincepalm veins are internal to the body. The scanning is contactless.The technology is also being introduced for entry use in hospitalsand residential condominiums, and for access to personal recordsand transcripts at academic institutions.

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