Tokyo - Fujitsu today announced that Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA has deployed the PalmSecure(TM) palm vein authentication system for security access within its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland, as of January 2011. Richemont is known as one of the three largest luxury goods holding companies in the world, and carries such world-renowned brands as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels S.A., Piaget S.A., Montblanc International GmbH, Alfred Dunhill, Ltd., and Vachron Constantin.
Richemont has updated its security access system with Sensometrix SA's SensoBox + SensoBrain which incorporates PalmSecure(TM) to implement a high-precision single person walk-in authentication system for the prevention of both property loss and the entrance of non-employees into the office building. The system is a world's first in terms of the capability of monitoring the entrance of over several thousand employees who handle luxury brand products.
"Palm vein technology is by far the most convenient and powerful biometric system we have tested amongst many biometric technologies. We were looking for a non-invasive system with a high level of security. Combined with the SensoBrain, our security requirements have been fulfilled for a large employee base," stated Mr. Olivier Huguet, Chief Security Officer at Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA in Switzerland.
As Richemont handles a large selection of luxury goods for its customers on a daily basis, it was essential to introduce a security access system that was most secure in overseeing a large employee base who handles this merchandise. Due to such factors as humidity, problems arose in the previous security system when it came to authenticating the respective employees who entered the facilities. In order to enhance the level of security, Richemont opted for a single person walk-in security access system capable of monitoring over several thousand employees.
Richemont has deployed SensoBox + SensoBrain, a 100% contactless security access system incorporating PalmSecure(TM) technology developed by Sensometrix. SensoBox + SensoBrain combines SensoBox, which utilizes the palm vein authentication technology developed by Fujitsu, with SensoBrain, a software which increases the target number of those requiring authentication.
"It is the result of several years of R&D, representing a complete break with traditional applications. The present step is an acknowledgement for our company. We are moving forward to develop new algorithms aimed at improving the stability and performance of biometric data processing. SensoBrain is currently being used in the USA on a large-scale basis," commented Mr Nicolas Rebetez, CEO & Co-Founder of Sensometrix SA.
Fujitsu will continue to support Richemont through its collaboration with Sensometrix, in delivering the contactless security access system. As well, Fujitsu will further provide high-level security solutions all around the world towards the future.
Details on Sensometrix
Sensometrix, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a company which develops and sells booster software for biometric security access systems such as SensoBox, and identification acceleration including SensoBrain. Fujitsu and Sensometrix signed a partnership agreement in March 2010 to develop biometric solutions incorporating the PalmSecure(TM) palm vein authentication technology. Sensometrix currently has customers in both Europe and North America.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
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