FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, today announces that Philadelphia, PA-based ePortID has installed ePortID PalmClock™, based on Fujitsu’s PalmSecure® F-Pro biometric technology, across the entire Domex Superfresh Growers® enterprise. Superfresh Growers, headquartered in Yakima, WA, is a world leader in tree fruit growing, packing and shipping. ePortID and Superfresh Growers selected Fujitsu’s newest generation sensor, F-Pro, the smallest, fastest and most accurate palm vein sensor for their enterprise wide Time and Attendance solution.
Superfresh Growers has been growing fruit throughout the Pacific Northwest for more than 125 years. Superfresh Growers sells fruit domestically, as well as exports fresh fruits to over 42 countries, handling over 20 million cartons of produce annually. Due to the nature of the business which has wide seasonal spikes in customer demand, a single time-and-attendance collection platform that works across the entire enterprise, including dispersed warehouses and farms, is highly desirable.
“Prior to ePortID’s PalmClock, we used a hand punch and homegrown handheld-based systems which had no biometric capabilities. In an effort to keep all of the legacy systems calibrated, updated and available to all employees, our overhead became too high,” says Sam Sluys, chief financial officer, Domex Superfresh Growers. “We have been extremely satisfied with ePortID, and their integration of Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology. Together they provide a viable solution that captures the actual hours worked by all employees in one system while helping eliminate fraud and buddy punching.”
“We are delighted that Superfresh Growers has selected ePortID’s PalmClock and Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology to solve their time and attendance issues,” says Michi Sugawara, president, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “As Superfresh grows their business, and goes through seasonality fluctuations, PalmSecure and ePortID will easily scale to support changes providing a common enrollment, authentication and management platform throughout their entire enterprise.”
PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other biometric readers, the PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types, topical lotions, and other conditions. Additionally, unlike other biometric technologies where a certain percentage of the public cannot register for one reason or another, PalmSecure technology has never failed to register a user.
Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, PalmSecure sensors and PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) only recognize the palm vein pattern if blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, so forgery is virtually impossible. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology not only provides highly reliable authentication with low false accept and reject rates, but also allows for fast and easy enrollment.
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see; http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for self-checkout and currency management solutions, kiosks, mobile, RFID, and biometric authentication technology. FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. FFNA is headquartered with operations and product development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.
About ePortID LLC
ePortID LLC Inc. founded in 2000, is a leader in the field of real-time information logistics and mobile technology. We are proud to be a technology partner in the development of practical biometric applications with Fujitsu. Our rapid deployment solutions are used to manage complex environments. ePortID LLC products are in use by the US Navy; US Army; the State Of Pennsylvania and private sector clients across a wide range of industries. For more information on ePort ID https://www.eportid.com/
About Domex Superfresh Growers
Domex Superfresh Growers, is a leading grower and shipper of organic and conventional apples, pears, cherries, and apricots from the Pacific Northwest. They are a vertically integrated agricultural organization specializing in farming, warehousing, sales, marketing, and logistical services. Superfresh Growers harvest and ship all major apple varieties, and are the exclusive growers of the Autumn Glory® apple, which is very sweet with subtle notes of caramel and cinnamon. Visit www.superfreshgrowers.com for more information.
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