3M to exhibit facial recognition solutions at ISC West

March 31, 2017 - 

In a Q&A interview with Security Sales & Integration, 3M global business manager Christopher Ede discussed how 3M will be exhibiting its facial recognition solutions, including its Live Face Identification System, at the upcoming ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas.

Launched last September, 3M Live Face Identification System (LFIS) is a software only back-end system that conducts facial recognition analysis with a range of applications.

The software is available in two product offerings, LFIS Core and LFIS Check SDK (Software Development Kit), which provide several use cases across many civil, criminal and commercial applications.

LFIS Core conducts facial recognition in a crowd in real-time by automatically detecting and tracking individuals in a range of environmental conditions.

The product’s Several-to-Many (M:N) comparison approach leverages all qualified images of a person and compares them to different reference images in the database, increasing the accuracy of matches and the chance of successful identification.

LFIS can detect a face, track and identify an individual in a video stream within one second, then send real-time notifications to any PC or mobile connected to the network to ensure the appropriate action is taken to prevent an issue before it happens.

In addition, LFIS Check SDK enables organizations to perform 1:1:1 facial authentication between a live person, a hard-copy image on an identification document, and the stored digital image found on the chip of an ePassport or eID document.

LFIS Check can be combined with 3M Document Readers to authenticate the passport or nationally issued ID, while LFIS verifies the person against the identification document to ensure that he or she did not alter their identification photo.

3M will be also be exhibiting a broad portfolio of document readers including its data capture and identity verification solutions, such as the 3M AT9000 full page reader, which captures and authenticates data with speed and accuracy. The reader can be easily integrated with authentication library software for passport and/or ID verification.

The 3M CR5400 double-sided ID1 reader authenticates identification documents, using forensic methods most used by law enforcement officers to help cut down on human error and accelerate processing time. The USB-powered document reader has a small footprint and is easy to use, Ede said.

“LFIS was designed and built with system integrators in mind,” Ede said. “This product includes a Developer Microsite which was designed to assist integrators in making use of the powerful and rich set of LFIS Core RESTful web services. These resources are easily accessible via web browser and include technical details of various interfaces, API summaries for developers, and several online working examples (including sample code) of LFIS model creation, matching and searching to name a few.”

In December, Gemalto entered into agreements to acquire 3M’s Identity Management Business for US$850 million, which Ede said is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

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