2018 smartphones from Oppo, Xiaomi to feature 3D sensing technology

According to ‘industry sources’ quoted in a Digitimes report, new smartphones from Oppo and Xiaomi will feature 3D sensing technology for facial recognition as early as March 2018. Himax Technologies and Qualcomm will develop the 3D sensing technology using modules produced by Truly Opto-electronics. The sources indicated that the facial recognition solutions co-developed by Qualcomm, Himax and Truly Opto-Electronics should enter volume production in March or April 2018 at the earliest and that the collaboration between the companies will significantly

Vivo and Qualcomm working to improve mobile phone biometrics

Vivo has signed a $4B USD memorandum of understanding with Qualcomm that encompasses technical partnership and patent sharing in mobile-related technologies including biometric authentication. At MWC Shanghai this July, Vivo unveiled the Vivo Under Display fingerprint scanning solution based on Qualcomm fingerprint sensors. Vivo will continue to work with Qualcomm on research and development in the biometrics spaces, particularly 3D facial identification, palm prints, fingerprints, iris scanning and other biometric technologies, to improve the ease-of-use and security of mobile phone

Imageonix delivers Ayonix 3D facial recognition to US market

Technology distributor Imageonix Technologies will now offer a series of facial recognition products through its partnership with Tokyo-based Ayonix. According to a company statement, Ayonix’s facial recognition product is among the fastest 3-D facial recognition software in the world, and is equipped with product applications for consumer product marketing, global security, and the medical industry. Imageonix leverages a global network of technology providers in three key areas including critical infrastructure systems support, wide-area public surveillance, and safe/smart city systems for

CyberExtruder integrates face recognition engine into Convergence TP VMS platform

CyberExtruder has added Aureus 3Dv facial recognition engine to the Convergence TP VMS Integration Platform, which brings greater value to the companies’ mutual VMS, security and analytics partners. Aureus 3Dv is now easily plugged into VMS platforms from OnSSI, Vicon Security, Milestone, IPVideo and Mirasys; access control products from Axis, ZKAccess, Isonas, RBH Access, DMP, DSX and Keri Systems; and POS products from IBM, NCR Radiant, Oracle Micros, Agilysys and POSitouch. CyberExtruder develops facial recognition technology for a wide range of

CyberExtruder showcasing its 3D face recognition software at ASIS

CyberExtruder will be showcasing its advanced 3D face recognition software at ASIS International next week in Dallas, Texas. Aureus 3Dv is developed for use with conventional ip video cameras, video files, and images. Owing to face template size of just 128 bytes, Aureus 3Dv matches faces at a rate of 25 million per CPU per second. CyberExtruder will be exhibiting with partner On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI).

Qualcomm, Xiaomi developing 3D facial recognition for new smartphones

Following Apple’s lead, Qualcomm and Xiaomi are also developing their own facial recognition technology for their upcoming flagship smartphones, according to a report by Gizmochina. Xiaomi’s facial technology technology is expected to be introduced in the fourth quarter, just in time for it to be integrated into its expected flagship Mi Mix 2. Apple’s recently published patents revealed that the company’s facial recognition technology will support 3D sensors and can achieve facial recognition in just milliseconds. The recent trend of

Apple developing 3-D face scanning feature to unlock upcoming iPhone

Apple Inc. is developing a new 3-D face scanning feature that will allow users to unlock their iPhone using their face instead of the existing fingerprint recognition login, according to a report by Bloomberg. The tech giant is testing a new 3-D sensor-powered authentication system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and access secure apps by scanning their face, according to sources familiar with the product, who asked not to be identified because the product is still in

UWE Bristol, Customer Clever to develop 3-D facial recognition system

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with British facial recognition firm Customer Clever to develop a 3-D facial recognition system for high security commercial applications, according to a report in Phys.org. Customer Clever is already successfully providing its line of face recognition solutions — CleverIntel, CleverID, CleverAccess and CleverPod — for customers in a range of sectors, including retail. Innovate UK has allocated joint funding of £170,000 (US$217,657) for the two-year project in an effort

LG Innotek to manufacture 3D facial recognition camera for iPhone 8

LG Innotek, the components division of LG Group, will be providing facial recognition camera modules for the upcoming iPhone 8, according to a report by Patently Apple. The report follows ongoing rumors that Apple is potentially integrating facial recognition functionality into the iPhone. Apple has been developing facial recognition technology as far back as 2011, and received their first two U.S. patents for the feature in 2012. In February, Apple acquired Israeli facial recognition firm RealFace. The company’s new facility

Snapchat acquires 3D selfies app developer Seene

A couple of months ago, Snapchat quietly acquired 3D photo app developer Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) which allows users to capture 3D models from their smartphone’s camera, according to a report by Techcrunch. The technology opens up several opportunities for Snapchat, including the ability to leverage Seene’s format for a new type of selfie lenses, a new 3D photo format, and perhaps most intriguing, potential future virtual reality projects. Techcrunch cite undisclosed sources that confirm that Snapchat was