Credit/Debit Cards, Payment technology

PulseWallet to unveil palm-reading solution at CES International

Hand ScanPulseWallet announced recently that will unveil its palm-reading biometric point-of-sale solution during the CES International tradeshow in Las Vegas from Tuesday through Friday.

Located in the Eureka Park section of The Venetian, PulseWallet’s booth will debut the PalmSecure biometric technology, provided by Fujitsu Frontech North America. The integrated “spoof-proof” palm-reading technology scans a customer’s unique palm vein pattern, helping merchants to provide a more secure payment option.

After a customer registers for the service, they can load debit and credit cards into the PulseWallet system and link them to their account. To complete a purchase, the customer simply scans their palm—all palm scans are encrypted—and chooses a card for payment.

“We’re very excited to be launching PulseWallet at an event like CES,” PulseWallet CEO and Co-Founder Aimann Rasheed said. “For the first time the public will see how smoothly and efficiently the complete solution, integrated with Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology, works for merchants and consumers alike. We encourage all attendees to visit our booth to see and experience the future of fast, accurate and flexible POS, today.”

The Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a customer’s vein pattern, and the pattern is then matched against the encrypted patterns of pre-registered users.

The palm-reading sensor does not come into contact with the skin, leaving it unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions. The vein pattern is only recognizable if blood is actively flowing within the user’s veins, thereby helping to prevent forgery and fraud.

“We are delighted to be a part of the public launch of the PulseWallet solution,” Randy Fox, the vice president of currency handling and identity product solutions at Fujitsu, said. “We’re confident that once the show attendees see the demonstration, they’ll truly begin to understand how they can substantially improve and secure the POS experience. We are also very proud to be associated with PulseWallet, a company that is at the very front of cutting-edge and innovate technology.”

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