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Altek edge AI box integrates CyberLink’s biometric facial recognition engine



Altek Huajing Technology has integrated CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine to develop intelligent edge computer vision for AI security control solutions, the company announced.

Altek’s edge AI box leverages an AIoT edge computing device built on Qualcomm’s QCS603 chip and Linux OS. By integrating the FaceMe engine, it can connect multiple IP cameras to apply biometric facial recognition to smart security applications in a variety of environments, including retail, home and office.

“Huajing Technology has a long-term partnership with Qualcomm, the leading manufacturer of visual intelligence platforms, and has jointly developed a series of visual edge AI products, including edge AI cameras and AI edge computing devices developed for edge computing inference engines,” said Xia Ruwen, Huajing CEO, in a prepared statement. “Altek AI BOX edge AI computing box, with the introduction of FaceMe facial recognition engine, can be applied to a variety of IoT / AIoT application scenarios, such as smart home, smart retail, smart city and smart factory. It provides fast facial recognition and creates a new security control experience.”

Altek AI BOX hardware has already been deployed by international tier-one manufacturers to provide them with AIoT and IoT commercial and home edge AI security control systems. It works with Amazon (Amazon AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud services and provides access to multiple IP cameras, the company says. The AI face recognition feature detects identity, age, gender, behavior and performs data analysis at the edge.

“The application of AI to edge devices is booming. On the new generation of IoT / AIoT devices, AI computing such as face recognition can be realized on lightweight edge devices through technologies such as Qualcomm’s visual intelligence platform,” said Dr. Jau Huang, Cyberlink Technology CEO, in the press release.

CyberLink’s FaceMe AI Facial Recognition Engine has scored a biometric accuracy rate of 97.02 percent in the WILD 1E-4 category of the latest Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from NIST, ranking it behind algorithms from only 11 other test participants.

Altek began integrating its 3D depth sensing chip with Cyberlink’s facial biometrics in January.

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