European bank UniCredit has become Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ first major customer to order its PalmSecure authentication system, reports Computerworld.
UniCredit plans to launch the palm scanners in Italy as a payment authorization method at POS terminals. The system, which it’s calling Papillon, will eliminate the need for a card or PIN and will allow enrolled users to pay for items by having their hand read by a scanner.
The PalmSecure system uses vein biometrics as a means of authentication. Its infrared sensors can detect vein patterns and blood flow when the hand is up to 5 centimeters away from the scanner. Because the system doesn’t require that the hand be placed directly on the scanner in order to be read, it keeps the scanners cleaner and more hygienic.
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