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Fujitsu’s PalmEntry Physical Access Control System Installed in Oak Hill Academy

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions and QSA National, Inc., an authorized reseller of Fujitsu security solutions, announces that Lincroft, New Jersey-based, Oak Hill Academy has installed Fujitsu’s PalmEntry™ physical access control system at key access points throughout their 20-acre campus.

Oak Hill Academy is an independent, not-for profit, co-educational school for grades pre-K to 8. The PalmEntry solution was chosen by Oak Hill Academy because of its dependable, non-intrusive technology that allows faculty and staff to focus on developing a more trusting and personal relationship with each student.

Oak Hill Academy was founded in 1981 on the mission that ‘all children have an instinctive need to learn’ and a ‘desire to do work of significance.’ Oak Hill Academy endeavors to provide a strong, safe and supportive academic environment to carry out this mission. Oak Hill Academy currently registers 5th through 8th graders and all faculty and staff on PalmEntry.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the PalmEntry solution and our partnership with QSA National and Fujitsu. The PalmEntry system is another key ingredient in providing the safest environment possible for our 400 students, faculty and staff,” according to Joseph A. Pacelli, Founder and Headmaster. “The opt-in rate of the technology is higher than expected. As our enrollment increases over the next 12 months and we become more accustomed to the technology, we will consider installing additional PalmEntry units. This will help us carry out our mission, but more importantly provide our staff and faculty the time to form a more personal connection with all the students and parents.”

The PalmEntry system relies on Fujitsu’s award-winning PalmSecure® biometric technology. The Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other readers, the PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions. Registration for the PalmEntry system takes less than one minute and authentication takes less than one second.

“We are proud that Oak Hill Academy has chosen the Fujitsu PalmEntry access control system as one of the key components in their overall campus security system and to be partnering again with QSA National, Inc.,” according to Randy Fox, vice president, currency handling and identification product solutions, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “The way the PalmEntry installations complement the overall campus security strategy at Oak Hill should serve as a model for other educational institutions looking for ways to non-intrusively improve security, but more importantly, provide a better learning environment for all parties involved.”

Fujitsu’s family of biometric solutions, PalmSecure®, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and the PalmEntry™ Physical Access Control system all utilize the award-winning technology. The palm vein device can only recognize the pattern if the blood is actively flowing within the individual’s veins, so forgery is virtually impossible. This advanced, vascular pattern recognition technology not only provides highly reliable authentication with low false accept and reject rates, but also allows for fast and easy enrollment.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. brings innovative technology from Japan and, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and solution development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive #100, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610, USA. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at:

About Oak Hill Academy

Oak Hill Academy, founded in 1981, is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, independent elementary school for girls and boys in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Oak Hill Academy received accreditation by the Middle States Association of Elementary Schools in 1986, 1996 and 2008. Oak Hill Academy is also a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Oak Hill Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or religion in any of the school's admission policies, academic programs, or extracurricular activities. For more information on Oak Hill Academy visit Oak Hill Academy or like them on FaceBook.

About QSA National, Inc.

QSA National, Inc. is a recognized industry leader in the integration and deployment of biometric technologies for identity management and access control through turnkey fingerprint, face, iris, and vein biometric solutions. QSA delivers mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of program/project management support services and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of biometric operations and training, and other services. For more information about us, visit or contact us at [email protected]. SQSA National, Inc. is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).


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