Fujitsu develops a system that can identify a given person out of a pool of a million people in less than two seconds!

Fujitsu today announced the development of the world’s first biometric authentication technology that combines data on palm vein patterns with fingerprint data from three fingers. By employing both palm vein pattern and fingerprint data, the technology enables the rapid identification of a given individual out of data from a million people, processing the match within two seconds. Fujitsu developed technology uses parallel processing for authentication. Because it is possible to increase or decrease the number of servers used in authentication processing depending on the size of the pool of potential matches, it is well-suited to cloud-based environments.

This technology makes it possible to construct biometric authentication systems that do not require ID cards and that can be tailor-made to fit different sized groups, from small-scale room access control to large-scale social platform systems. Moreover, the technology can be easily deployed by simply adding palm vein authentication to the fingerprint authentication systems that are already in widespread use.