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Zetes deploys Panasonic face recognition tech for access control at Belgian football stadium


Zetes announced the implementation of a new biometric access control system using Panasonic’s WV-ASF950 face recognition server software at the stadium for Belgian football club R.W.D. Molenbeek.

When fans register online for season’s tickets they provide a photo so when they arrive at the entrance to the R.W.D.M. stadium the cameras installed with Panasonic’s software will be able to capture and analyze the faces of the incoming people, compare them to the database and grant them access.

“Facial recognition technology is a way for us to ensure that only authorized people have access to the stands,” explained Thierry Dailly, President of the R.W.D.M. “The very high reliability of the recognition, coupled with the speed of information processing, allowed us to set up a system that is the least intrusive possible for our members and allows to speed up the controls at the entrance. We are very pleased with the solution provided by Zetes and we look forward to its implementation in September 2018.”

“This project is an excellent example of how we can benefit from the innovative capabilities of the Panasonic Group, of which Zetes is now a part,” added Alain Wirtz, CEO of Zetes. “The software, on which the solution is based, achieved the highest scores at NIST’s IJB-A Face Identification Challenge in 1: N search, which means that we rely on very advanced algorithms with extremely high recognition rates, including understood when the light conditions are bad or the face is partially obscured.”

Zetes recently published a whitepaper on initiating large scale identity projects.

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