CyberLink to provide biometric facial recognition engine for AIoT devices

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CyberLink has partnered with IEI Integration Corp. to incorporate its AI biometric facial recognition engine with IEI’s industrial computers to promote industry-wide adoption of AIoT devices in key sectors such as retail and security, the company announced.

The FaceMe facial recognition will be embedded in IEI’s FLEX-BX200 AI modular box PC, supporting AI acceleration on the Mustang-V100-MX8 VPU (video processing unit), and providing deep neural network computing. The acceleration delivers 17.4x facial recognition performance and less power consumption compared to a regular CPU solution, the company says.

“The demand for facial recognition is booming. Driven by the need for the latest IoT and AIoT innovations, FaceMe is now compatible with most mainstream operating systems and IoT/AIoT hardware, facilitating multiple value-added solutions,” said CyberLink COO Mei Ku in a prepared statement. “The collaboration with IEI optimizes performance of the FaceMe engine across edge devices, creating flexible solutions for various scenarios within retail, home, security and public safety sectors.”

CyberLink’s FaceMe leverages deep learning and neural network algorithms. The engine ranked 12th in FRVT 1:1 (WILD 1E-4) in a Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last year. The dataset used in the test contains facial images collected from surveillance videos and images from different angles, in poor lighting or of partially covered faces.

“IEI is a leading brand in industrial computers. Our products are designed for deployment to match the needs of various industries, including factory automation, networking, national defense, building security, public safety, road traffic and medical solutions,” said Don Yu, senior associate VP of IEI.

“This partnership enables facial recognition to run on a FLEX-BX200 AI modular box PC using Mustang-V100 Intel vision acceleration designed with the Intel Movidius VPU. IEI provides a complete solution for AI edge computing and helps our customers establish a wide range of smart solutions leveraging the latest advancements in facial recognition, such as FaceMe,” Yu added.

CyberLink recently equipped Vivotek’s IP surveillance solutions with its FaceMe engine, a collaboration showcased at Intersec 2020 in Dubai.

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