Cognitec adds video investigation tools to FaceVACS-DBScan product

The latest release of Cognitec’s FaceVACS-DBScan product combines the company’s image database search technology with video inspection tools for a multitude of investigation use cases. According to a statement from the German face recognition company, FaceVACS-DBScan LE enables fast import of video footage and detailed investigations of extracted facial images allowing police to quickly narrow down suspect investigations. The investigation can reveal, for example, if a suspect was seen in various locations within a set time window, always with the

Biometrics Research Group releases report on policing

Biometrics in policing will constitute half of the industry’s market share by the end of this decade, according to a new Biometrics in Law Enforcement (PDF) report published by the Biometrics Research Group Inc., the publisher of BiometricUpdate.com. Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the total global biometrics market will grow to US$35.5 billion by 2020 from its 2015 value of US$15 billion. The research vendor approximates that more than half of this 2020 spending, equaling US$18 billion, will be

Special Report: Biometrics in Law Enforcement

This white paper by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. provides an overview of the law enforcement biometrics market (PDF). click to download the report (PDF) Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications of biometric systems which aids policing. Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the global law enforcement biometrics market will grow to US$18 billion by 2020 from its 2015 value of US$7.5 billion. The law enforcement market includes the use of biometrics to identify or verify the identity of individuals who

Cognitec facial recognition technology featured in ABC gates at Venice Airport

Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS-Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The eGate implementation project was delivered by airport IT provider and system integrator N-Aitec following the airport’s decision to facilitate expedited border control checks at the international terminal. As the traveler enters the eGate, FaceVACS-Entry detects the person’s face, adjusts the position of the cameras according to the person’s height and then captures best-quality images that guarantee high verification accuracy. The software verifies

Cognitec names biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann VP of Asia Pacific

Cognitec Systems Pty Ltd has named biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann vice president of Asia Pacific, a role in which he will lead an international sales and support team to meet the demands of an expanding biometrics market in the region. The appointment comes as governments in Australia, New Zealand and several Asian countries continue to make significant investments in large-scale biometric projects, with many of them having deployed Cognitec’s face recognition technology for more than a decade. “Face biometrics is

Cognitec updates its FaceVACS-VideoScan technology

FaceVACS-VideoScan by Cognitec now allows users to perform complex searches on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and stored media files. According to a company statement, the new 5.3 product version of the video screening and analytics technology offers a new user-friendly interface to quickly import sets of video and image files and then carry out detailed investigations. For example, security and law enforcement agents can find a person enrolled in an image database or search for an unknown person

Cognitec releases new software version for its eGates facial recognition technology

Cognitec has released a new software version for its facial recognition solution, FaceVACS-Entry, used in eGates for APC procedures. According to a statement by the company, the new software release, FaceVACS-Entry 5.3, includes Cognitec’s latest matching algorithm B10 and generates higher accuracy rates for passport images with low resolution and other image quality problems. Cognitec also optimized the performance of FaceVACS-Entry’s unique presentation attack detector, which recognizes fraudulent attempts to use photos, videos or masks. Cognitec has also improved some

Biometrics and financial services, smart guns, cybersecurity and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Financial A new report by Juniper Research titled “Top 10 disruptive technologies in fintech: 2016” discusses technologies that will do the most to transform e-commerce this year and topping the list are biometrics, federated identity and tokenisation. The report highlights the use of biometric authentication in both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay and the proliferation of fingerprint readers in smartphones as making

Cognitec’s facial recognition solution deployed in Macau casinos

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-VideoScan facial recognition solution is strengthening physical security measures in Melco Crown Entertainment casinos in Macau by alerting security staff in real time about banned persons entering the premises. Cognitec helped deploy the large-scale implementation of its technology on site, resulting in multiple efficient system installations that now help to prevent losses and criminal activities. Cognitec’s software solution uses advanced face recognition technology to detect people’s faces in live video streams and compare them to databases of banned persons.

Biometrics and smart gun technology, facial recognition, CES and fingerprint authentication trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Smart gun technology Earlier this week, the Obama administration announced a series of executive actions designed to reduce gun violence in the United States, which includes the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security conducting or sponsoring research into gun safety technology, such as biometrics. “If we can set it up so that you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the