August 10, 2012 -
Animetrics, a leading developer of advanced 3-D facial recognition and identity management solutions, announced a partnership with security and surveillance systems solutions provider View Systems, Inc.
View Systems will integrate Animetrics’ next-generation 3-D facial recognition technology into its concealed weapons detection systems used for security screening at correctional facilities, stadiums, courthouses, schools, stadiums and other public facilities.
Using Animetrics’ 3-D facial recognition technology will provide a new layer of enhanced intelligent screening capabilities for View Systems’ ViewScan weapons detection systems, allowing security personnel to utilize non-intrusive facial biometrics screening, analysis and identity verification within the solution. In combination with proprietary Views Systems technology for locating concealed weapons, the new system will be able to alert security personnel to immediate and potential threats in real time.
“Our partnership with View Systems will accelerate Animetrics facial biometric solutions use and acceptance in the commercial and enterprise market,” stated Paul Schuepp, President and CEO of Animetrics. “View Systems solves real life problems and threats with their innovative products that are now widely deployed.”
View System’s Concealed Weapons Detector (CWD) is a walk-through portal, which uses advanced magnetics technology to accurately pinpoint threat objects on a visual image of the subject. ViewScan uses advanced magnetic technology to visually locate threat objects on its video image. The system is sensitive enough to locate items such as hidden razor blades and cellular phones, but will ignore common objects such as coins, keys, and belt buckles. ViewScan portals are currently in use at leading correctional facilities, schools, arenas and stadiums, government agencies and courthouses facilities throughout the United States.
The market potential for View System’s Concealed Weapons Detector is huge, as Research Biometrics Group Inc., publisher of BiometricUpdate.com, recently estimated in one of its “Biometric Research Notes” that U.S. funding for homeland security and defense applications will rise from US$190 billion in 2011 to US$210 billion by 2014.
“By using the advanced 3-D facial recognition features of Animetrics technology, and through immediate integration with existing databases, the new systems provide a whole new level of security for both public arenas and high-level secure installations,” said Gunther Than, CEO of View Systems. “And the systems remain affordable, an important consideration as public venues of all kinds enhance their own security. By partnering with Animetrics, View Systems can deliver a robust security screening system that utilizes best-in-class 3-D facial recognition technology.”
The initial objective is to integrate Animetrics facial identity management software onto View System’s ViewScan, incorporating next generation facial recognition and investigative face biometric capabilities into this weapons detection and identification system. ViewSystem also plans to utilize Animetrics’ cloud-based FaceR Identity Management System (FIMS cloud) and its suite of FaceR facial biometric identity and screening applications – including FaceR Mobile ID, FaceR Credential Me and ForensicaGPS – across its entire portfolio of security and surveillance systems and applications.