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Pearson VUE enhances test taker identity authentication

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fujitsu Frontech North America and Sensometrix, which provide biometric authentication systems, have been awarded a series of services by Pearson VUE, a testing administration and services provider that delivers millions of licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulator, and government tests a year.

Pearson VUE has, in recent years, has deployed Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometric identification technology to more than 500 Pearson test facilities. Test takers are able to accurately establish their identity by placing their palm over the Fujitsu PalmSecure reader before proceeding with any scheduled tests.

Under the new multi-year agreement, one-to-many matching has been introduced to provide an extra layer of fraud prevention, utilizing the SensoBrain distributed biometric acceleration technology.

The Sensometrix technology compares each test taker’s biometrics to those of everyone else in a client’s testing program, ensuring that someone cannot take the test for someone else.

Unlike other biometric systems, the PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, making it hygienic, non-intrusive and unaffected by external factors. PalmSecure works by emitting a near-infrared light aimed at a person’s palm to map the person’s vein pattern and generate a baseline, encrypted, unique biometric template linked to the person’s confirmed identity. [end] 

Lincroft, New Jersey’s Oak Hill Academy has installed the Fujitsu PalmEntry access control system at access points across its 20-acre campus. Oak Hill Academy administrators chose the PalmEntry solution for its dependable, non-intrusive biometrics technology. The academy currently registers its fifth through eighth grade students in the PalmEntry system along with all faculty and staff.

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