Identity E2E and Allevate launch biometric media exploitation system in the cloud

May 28, 2014 - 

Identity E2E and Allevate have announced the cloud-hosted availability of MXSERVER, a facial recognition software that automates forensic bulk processing of media for intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

MXSERVER from Tygart Technology can process textual, video and photo collections – automatically discovering grouping and extracting segments depicting people. Using biometric facial recognition, MXSERVER searches media archives to find other assets depicting people of interest. It also indexes the digital media to enable it to be searched with a facial photograph.

“Our security services are faced with a relentless increase in digital media — from police body worn video, online sources such as Facebook and YouTube, confiscated phones and computers and, increasingly, ‘crowd-sourced’ from members of the public,” Peter Wales from Identity E2E said. “Until now, there has been no easy and cost-effective way to access the intelligence this media contains. Experienced and expensive human capital has been assigned the rote task of watching countless hours of video in the hope of finding useful information.”

According to Allevate and Identity E2E, Skyscape will hose the MXSERVER service, and accredited hosting environments up to Impact Level 3 can be made available to store and process digital media. Alternatively, say the companies, users can elect to host MXSERVER within their own facility.

The new SaaS system is open to all public sector clients and is available on the G-Cloud v ‘CLoudStore’ with a monthly fee.

 

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