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Suprema multimodal biometrics launched with body temperature scanning integration for safe return to work

COVID-19 mitigation solutions launched and deployed to schools and stadium
Suprema multimodal biometrics launched with body temperature scanning integration for safe return to work

A new multi-modal biometric solution that can be combined with body temperature scanning has been developed by Suprema, and facial recognition and fever-detection technologies are being launched and adapted by Omnigo Software, ITBiometrics, 22Miles and BioConnect. Deployments are also continuing to increase, with PopID being implemented at academic institutions and Digital Ally supporting a return to the stands for some of the first fans back in a North American stadium.

Suprema has launched a new multimodal biometric solution with anti-spoofing capabilities, which can be combined with Suprema’s Thermal Camera for body temperature scanning and mask detection to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal combines visual and infrared facial recognition technology to provide exceptional authentication accuracy, according to the announcement, with a false acceptance rate (FAR) of 1 in 10 billion. The unique deep learning fusion algorithm provided with the FaceStation F2 also provides high performance in identity matching and spoof detection regardless of user ethnicity or facial changes.

“Suprema continues to develop new and innovative identification and authentication solutions that address emerging challenges affecting the overall security and health of personnel and business operations,” comments Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc. “Our new FaceStation F2 provides the mission critical identity management, and health and safety capabilities that organizations need today to get employees back to workplaces.”

In addition to contactless facial recognition, mobile credentials, fingerprint biometrics, and cards can be used for authentication. The Fusion Multimodal Terminal also supports Access-on-Card capabilities to use biometric data stored on cards. The terminal can register up to 100,000 user’s fingerprints or 50,000 users face images.

The solution is built on Android and encrypts biometric data to protect personal information from theft.

PopID chosen by schools, Digital Ally by Sporting Kansas City

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is one among a number of academic institutions selecting face biometrics and automated temperature screening technology from PopID to support a safe return to learning.

PopID’s Return to Learn platform, which includes PopEntry+ for temperature scans, a health screening questionnaire, and on-campus certification, has been chosen by dozens of large and small academic institutions, according to the announcement.

Students, faculty, administrators and athletic staff scan their faces through a website to register, and then have their temperature scanned to receive a text-message confirming their daily health status. PopEntry can also provide access control with facial recognition, and eventually biometric payments.

Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City has selected Digital Ally’s ThermoVu contactless body temperature screening devices to deploy to entrances at Children’s Mercy Park to screen fans.

The devices were used on August 25 to screen fans attending one of the first sporting events with fans in the seats since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The solution provides an instant audible tone for passed and failed checks.

“We are excited to partner with Digital Ally in welcoming fans back as safely as possible to major sports,” says Kurt Andrews, director of sports medicine for Sporting KC. “We are taking all precautions possible for a safe return to live sports for fans, players, staff and all in attendance. Utilizing the ThermoVu technology will be a big part of our safety precautions.”

Digital Ally recently received an order for 500 ThermoVu units from Trust Think Products.

New solutions from Omnigo, ITBiometrics, 22Miles and BioConnect

Omnigo Software has launched an integrated thermal scanning and biometric facial recognition solution called Sheldon to provide end-to-end monitoring, tracking, and reporting of each person who enters a facility.

The system stores individual temperature readings and photo, and alerts operators if a specified temperature threshold is exceeded. It can scan up to 30 people per minute, and provides an audit trail to help support appropriate measures for COVID-19 detection and illness spread prevention.

“Sheldon is the only system available that provides community intelligence, analyzing all people in a physical location and providing organizations with risk mitigation and predictive maintenance,” claims Omnigo Software CEO Richard DeFrancisco in the press release.

ITBiometrics has launched RemoteTempCheck to help businesses mitigate the effects of COVID-19 with facial recognition, mask detection and accurate temperature scanning, along with time and attendance tracking.

Noting that the market has been flooded with technologies for biometrics and temperature scanning, ITBiometrics warns that many are faulty and inaccurate.

“Many other identity verification systems can be spoofed with pictures of faces, they often cannot read faces that have masks, and they cannot read subtle changes in temperature to verify a fever,” states ITBiometrics Chairman Howard Prager.

RemoteTempCheck is appropriate for companies with up to 3,000 employees, the company says.

22Miles has launched what it calls a “Protection-as-a-Service” solution with body temperature scanning, pre-loaded messages, and optional facial recognition.

TempDefend is a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, according to the announcement. It can be integrated with access control systems, and support video calls with reception, data analysis and notifications.

The product includes camera technology from Intel and Flir, and starts at $2,000.

The Mobile Wellness Declaration solution from BioConnect has been chosen as part of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster COVID-19 program. The program consists of 680 organizations in the public and private sectors working to accelerate Canada’s recovery from the pandemic.

BioConnect’s Mobile Wellness Solution is being built out to add layers of protection so it can be retrofitted to existing access card systems to provide contactless screening surveys and body temperature checks.

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