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Bovia introduces new edge facial biometrics technologies for fast recognition


Taiwan-based mobile video and cloud service company Bovia has introduced a pair of surveillance camera products to provide edge biometric facial recognition capabilities to the law enforcement and public surveillance markets, according to Taiwan Tech Arena.

The BOVI-CAM and BOVI-SENSE can analyze as many as 20 or 22 faces per second. The company says it also offers LTE transmission with latency of less than 120 milliseconds, even on a crowded network.

The company’s technologies, including live streaming body cameras, are used or soon will be used by half of Taiwan’s law enforcement agencies, with partners including Taiwan’s National Police Agency, Investigation Bureau, and National Security Bureau, which have provided feedback and visibility to prepare Bovia for its leap to the global market.

“We see the growth of intense social movements in Southeast Asian countries; however, the current social security deployment capabilities in these countries are not ready to cope with these social movements,” says Bovia Sales Manager Alexa Lin. “It is clear that they urgently need a mechanism to compensate for the shortcomings of the traditional monitoring system in order to effectively deploy the right officers with the right skills to the right post at the right time.”

Bovia’s move into the Southeast Asian market will begin with Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, where the company is currently looking for partners. The company is also looking for investors, and working with Chunghwa Telecom (CWT) and Far East Tone (FET) to integrate 5G technology into its solutions. TechNews reports Bovia is aiming to become publicly listed in the next three years.

Bovia is among companies that participated in last week’s Taiwan Innotech Expo’s (TIE’s) Future Technology Pavilion, which showcased more than 100 technologies developed by or with the support of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of National Defense, and National Development Council.

The IDB and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)-hosted event focused on Smart Factory, Digital Services, and Smart City technologies.

The global video surveillance equipment market is expected to grow by $1.7B this year, according to IHS Markit.

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