Smartlinx, Inc. announced earlier this week the launch of “SmartVM”. SmartVM is an e-governance application to be used with biometric systems (automated recognition systems based on physical or behavioral characteristics) and will incorporate Fujitsu’s cutting-edge Palm Vein Authentication Technology. The SmartVM application will be used in a device called “Palm Secure” in a pilot voting program for the Forest Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Palm Secure is a scanning device that reads the unique vein pattern of a person’s palm as a mode of identity verification. The scanner takes advantage of the rhemoglobin’s characteristic to absorb near -infrared light as it is forced through the person’s hand. This process can be completed at a distance of 4 to 6 centimeters. A user simply places a hand on the screen, and the Palm Secure will either confirm authenticity or alert a checker as to fraudulent or unauthorized behavior.

Sanjay Srivastava, Business Head (PalmSecure) at Fujitsu’s India, was cited as saying, “We are very glad and proud of the futuristic innovation of SmartVM. This has expanded the scope of solutions which use our PalmSecure technology and taken it to the next level. We are sure this would fill the gaps currently being experienced in the budding e-governance measures. We can imagine the several possible solutions that SmartVM can deliver, withstanding any terrain or environmental conditions and still continue to perform. We are very happy to add SmartVM solution in the list of solutions prepared Globally using our PalmSecure technology.”

Smartlinx, through its wholly owned subsidiary in India, Smarlinx VOIP Networks Private Limited, provides IT infrastructure management and monitoring solutions for businesses as well as online educational and VOIP services.