Cognitec unveils new face recognition technology

September 7, 2012 - 

A video screening product from Cognitec Systems now employs leading-edge face detection technology to analyze the count, flow, demographics and behavior of people visible in video streams.

Surpassing traditional video surveillance systems, Cognitec Systems’ FaceVACS-VideoScan detects and extracts people’s faces in live video streams or video footage and uses anonymous facial analysis to count individuals, generate demographical information, track people movement in time and space, and detect frequent visitors in crowds.

The product also applies Cognitec’s premier face recognition technology to compare faces to image databases and instantly find known individuals. Businesses and organizations can detect and prevent unwanted behavior in much faster and more efficient ways, as operators can track individuals online, or receive alerts on mobile devices to act within the immediate vicinity of a suspect.

Since the technology can analyze a face for gender, age and ethnicity as people approach a camera, it can trigger the display of a targeted message on a digital sign or other advertising or message devices.

FaceVACS-VideoScan can also identify authorized individuals or high-ranking customers in real time. Positive authentication can prompt access to restricted areas or alert personnel to provide special treatment.

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