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Megvii extends face biometric access control to five international markets

Koala launches in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil and UAE
Megvii extends face biometric access control to five international markets

Megvii has launched its biometric access control solution Koala to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates to help enterprises improve the safety and security of their commercial and office settings, according to a company announcement.

Koala authenticates individuals with Megvii’s facial recognition to control access to private and restricted locations, such as offices, school campuses, and residential communities, the company says. Megvii’s proprietary algorithm enables fast authentication and registration of authorized personnel and can be used in attendance tracking and visitor management applications.

Initial deployments include at Hug Gym in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where Megvii customized and deployed a smart access solution to allow gym managers to supervise the reception area with real-time alerts for unauthorized access, and SEB High School in Brazil, where one-to-one facial authentication is deployed to verify the identity of students, teachers, administrators and other staff. Koala has also been deployed by one of the largest builders of oil rigs in the UAE, to enable efficient verification for more than 20,000 employees and registered visitors. The solution removes the need for fingerprint verification or access cards at the manufacturer.

Megvii’s revenues are reported to have bounced back after the company was added to the U.S. Entity List last year, and the company may launch an IPO next year.

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