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Cognitec earns accolades from Frost & Sullivan for its facial recognition products


Based on its recent analysis of the global facial recognition market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Cognitec Systems with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award.

The company has leveraged its FaceVACS technology to design a broad portfolio of facial recognition products, including FaceVACS-DBScan ID, FaceVACS-DBScan LE, FaceVACS-VideoScan, FaceVACS-Entry, and FaceVACS-PortraitAcquisition. According to the announcement, Cognitec’s accurate, real-time verification of people from images or videos expedites the investigation process and enables the reduction and prevention of fraudulent activities.

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry eGate panels feature a mix of smart hardware that captures images and checks for a live person with software that facilitates verification of live images against those saved in ID documents, even in databases. FaceVACS-PortraitAcquisition ensures that high-quality images are produced in adherence to the ISO 19794-5 standard for a complete frontal photo.

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-VideoScan product helps determine the age range and gender of the people seen by video cameras. This solution can perform anonymous facial analysis that allows the software to count people, detect movement patterns, and identify frequent visitors and individuals in crowds. The ‘smaller footprint’ algorithm present in the engine allows customers to build facial recognition applications specifically for mobile devices.

“Cognitec’s FaceVACS-VideoScan that performs real-time identity checks against image databases — and simultaneously performs flow, behaviour, and demographic analysis of people in videos — sets the company apart from its peers,” noted industry analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. “The powerful capabilities of its market-leading suite of FR products have led to their worldwide adoption by both governments and enterprises. The products are well positioned to experience greater application growth with continuing technological developments.”

Last month Cognitec announced an upgrade of its face matching algorithm, which ranked on the NIST Ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) leaderboard in the November 2018 results, and that the company has issued new releases of its complete product portfolio containing this upgraded technology.

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