JCB, a global payment brand and payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan, announced that it will be running a trial of multipurpose server-based visible light palm authentication in February at JCB headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, in collaboration with Universal Robot Co. and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
The trial will use Universal Robot’s visible light palm authentication, using both palm print and vein patterns. Universal Robot’s patented technology makes it possible to capture vein patterns with visible light for authentication purposes, meaning that authentication can be done with just a smartphone camera.
The trial will focus on testing technical aspects during the registration and payment flow: capturing customer palm print and vein patterns with a smartphone camera; storing the patterns on a server; performing authentication, and; returning the results to the smartphone.
JCB will be studying how to utilize the authentication technology for a wide variety of services while only requiring the customer to register their palm information in the authentication server once using their own smartphone.