Veins for lunch

11/07/11

Pinellas County School District in Florida is serving up vein recognition on its lunch menu. The technology will be used to identify students and thereby reduce waste and the threat of impersonation.

The core technology is being supplied by Fujitsu Frontech North America, while MCS Software is supplying the software for the school food service environment.

The Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution has been integrated into the existing MCS Software’s Point-of-Sale system to provide a more reliable, hygienic, accurate, and secure authentication solution that is also easier to use and maintain, the company's said in a release.

“We knew starting out what was expected of us from the Pinellas County School District and the PalmSecure biometric technology gave us the ideal method to not only meet their needs but also on the technical side of integrating with our Point-of-Sale system,” said Jay Meral, chief financial officer, MCS. “Often with projects, expectations can be hard to manage but with PalmSecure technology, we’ve met the expectations and are looking forward to working with the Pinellas County School District on a District-wide roll-out.”

Art Dunham, director Food Service Department, Pinellas County Schools, commented: “The primary drivers for us are the students, security and adhering to our budgets. PalmSecure technology and MCS Software addressed our priorities and we are very excited to implement this solution across the district.”

The Fujitsu PalmSecure sensor uses a near-infrared light to capture a student’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other readers, a PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, which the company claims makes it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions.

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