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Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Retina scanning, face recognition and fingerprint reading are common biometric systems for physical security accesses or computer logon systems, and in recent years the latter has become more widespread in consumer products such as laptops or handheld devices. Fingerprint readers, despite being nearly ubiquitous on notebooks these days, aren’t exactly popular mainly due to the concerns of public hygiene. Fujitsu’s approach, palm vein scanning, on the other hand, is non-invasive and contactless scanning: PalmSecure advanced biometric authentication technology comes in the form of a standard PC mouse and offers highly secure and reliable personal identity verification. SlashGear caught up with Dan Miller, business development manager at Fujitsu, to find out more.

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Fujitsu AMILO Sa 3650: new driver will boost notebook graphics too

Fujitsu AMILO Sa 3650: new driver will boost notebook graphics too

Fujitsu's AMILO Sa 3650 notebook has a clever solution to the ultraportable graphics problem: an separate video card, the External Graphics Processor (XGP), that can be plugged in for a pleasant burst of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 with 512MB memory.  Thing is, they also dropped the ball in making the XGP only work with external displays.  Handy when you're at your desk, but useless if you want to crunch some video while on the move.  Thankfully the company is now preparing to release a driver that will let you access the boosted graphics performance on the Sa 3650's own 13.3-inch display.

 

Fujitsu add HSPA & EVDO 3G options to LifeBook notebooks & Tablets

Fujitsu add HSPA & EVDO 3G options to LifeBook notebooks & Tablets

Fujitsu have added high-speed 3G connectivity to a number of models in both their notebook and Tablet PC ranges.  The WWAN connectivity - of which both HSPA and, later, EV-DO options will be available, depending on model - is now available on five models, with a further two options following in Q2 2009.

Full list of Fujitsu WWAN models after the cut

Fujitsu F-01A mobile phone enables fingerprint sensor security

Fujitsu F-01A mobile phone enables fingerprint sensor security

We reported the feature-rich Fujitsu F-01A with its waterproof functionality not too long ago, but few details were revealed on the supposingly a breakthrough security feature utilizing fingerprint biometrics. The cat is out of the bag today; the manufacturer has spilled out the technology behind the fingerprint mobile phones.

Fujitsu AMILO GraphicBoost tested: it works, but questions remain

Fujitsu AMILO GraphicBoost tested: it works, but questions remain

On its own, Fujitsu's AMILO Sa 3650 notebook is par for the course; its claim to fame is the GraphicBooster box the company offer with it.  Packing an external ATI Radeon HD 3870 video card and dual outputs, Fujitsu boast a whopping 470-percent increase in video performance over the notebook's standard ATI Radeon HD 3200 on-board graphics.  Electricpig have tried it out, and while it works they still have questions about its practicality.

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