Fujitsu Plans Biometric Technology For Wearables

Fujitsu announced in a press release that it will unveil the latest in its PalmSecure Biometrics and Washable/Wearable RFID at the National Retail Federation's 2018 annual show in New York City next week.

During the show, which will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Conference Center, Fujitsu will showcase its F-Pro palm vein biometric sensor, which features the newest and smallest palm vein biometric available.

Also on display at the show will be the Fujitsu STYLISTIC V535 Tablet, featuring an embedded F-Pro sensor to enable effective authentication in either a mobile or fixed retail space. The tablet has an 8.3” projected capacitive touchscreen display, offers more than five hours of runtime and is resistant to water and dust.

Fujitsu will also be demonstrating the washable/wearable WT-A533L UHF RFID fashion tag, a 7mm wide, clear and ruggedized tag that can be inconspicuously placed on high-fashion items to keep track of their whereabouts and help prevent fraud. The tag can also help retailers avoid shipping errors.

The technology will also streamline the workflow of fashion rental providers, enabling them to scan fashion items in bulk and track received items as soon as they arrive, without manual sorting. The tag is even designed to withstand washing, dry cleaning and ironing.

“Fujitsu is extremely excited about the release of the V535 with integrated F-Pro," said Randy Fox, vice president of currency handling and identity product solutions for Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. "We are currently working with strategic partners who will enable us to grow our PalmSecure suite of solutions.

"Tracking fashion garments, formalwear and accessories is critical to a successful garment rental enterprise," he continued. "Fashion garment designers and manufacturers will benefit from its small, almost imperceptible design, allowing them to provide positive identification of their high-value items while reducing incidents of loss and return fraud.”



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