Next Biometrics partners with software maker, Alcatraz and LumenVox each join partner programs

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Next Biometrics partners with software maker, Alcatraz and LumenVox each join partner programs

Next Biometrics has partnered with GlobalLogic to move some of its software development activities related to biometric solutions out of the organization and focus its in-house talent on the company’s core competencies.

When taking over as CEO, Peter Heuman found that Next Biometrics has strengths in its technology, customers, and engineers, but by performing almost all development in-house, was running at a higher cost than is supported by current revenues. In order to increase efficiency, lower costs and risks and support scaling, the company decided to seek an outside vendor partner.

That partner is GlobalLogic, which is described by Next Biometrics as a software provider and a digital product lifecycle company. GlobalLogic has experience working with customers including Google, Microsoft, HP, and Panasonic, and has worked with other technology sectors globally.

GlobalLogic also brings experience with biometrics to the partnership, as well as with companies related to smartphones, PCs and other hardware.

The company took over some areas of Next’s software activities starting on July 1, 2020, after a couple of months of collaboration on handover and knowledge transfer processes.

Alcatraz joins Nvidia smart city program

Alcatraz has joined the Nvidia Metropolis Software Partner program to create a real-time machine learning and computer vision multi-sensor embedded system with the Nvidia Jetson Edge AI platform, the company has announced.

The Nvidia Metropolis program is intended to help businesses create, deploy and scale AI and IoT applications “from edge to cloud” for smart and safe city programs. Alcatraz’ Rock biometric access control platform delivers identity verification at the network edge.

Alcatraz will use the system design tools and turnkey software packages offered by the program to build pre-validated intelligent video analytics (IVA) solutions.

“We’re innovating the physical security space with the creation of autonomous access control that works with any existing provider,” comments Alcatraz Chief Revenue Officer Tina D’Agostin. “Joining the NVIDIA Metropolis Software Partner Program will enrich our machine learning and computer vision multi-sensor embedded system, allowing us to develop and deliver one of the most technologically advanced solutions on the market.”

LumenVox joins Cisco marketplace

LumenVox is now a Cisco SolutionsPlus partner, giving its products official recognition for their compatibility and placement in the Cisco SolutionsPlus marketplace.

The LumenVox Automated Speech Recognizer, LumenVox text-to-speech and voice-enabled IVR platform, call progress analysis and the Active Voice Biometric Authentication platform will be among the company’s offerings now sold through Cisco’s channel for integration with Cisco SolutionsPlus infrastructure.

“We are proud that our long relationship with Cisco has expanded into becoming a Partner in the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program,” says Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox, “We know they vet products, and our Automated Speech Recognizer, Call Progress Analysis and Active Voice Biometric Authentication passed their rigorous testing. Through this partnership we can ensure Cisco’s consumer base has the ability to create and protect that clear line of customer communication over vulnerable voice channels.”

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