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Idemia NSS and SVI partner on advanced LiDAR biometric platform for government agencies

Idemia NSS and SVI partner on advanced LiDAR biometric platform for government agencies

StereoVision Imagine (SVI) is bringing its LiDAR-based object and facial recognition to a partnership with Idemia National Security Solutions (NSS) to offer what the companies say is a high-capability biometric recognition platform. The companies say the technology can help address the most challenging security threats in real-time.

Idemia’s biometric software is combined with FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous wave) 4D LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology in the biometric recognition solution. SVI’s FMCW 4D LiDAR instantly determines the length, width, depth and velocity of an object over extremely long ranges, according to the announcement.

SVI says its dual-chirp FMCW laser technology can capture velocity or motion information in real-time from 40 times as far as traditional technologies without the risk of damaging people’s eyes. The technology works in real-world scenarios regardless of the subject’s movement, lighting conditions, or occlusions like sunglasses or car windshields. In addition to biometric identification, it can detect heart and breath rate, eye movement and speech, which the company says can indicate alertness, psychological state or intent.

“We believe the integration of our identity software with SVI’s state-of-the-art LiDAR creates an unmatched solution for addressing the most challenging of security entry applications,” states Shane Powers, vice president of operations for IDEMIA National Security Solutions. “SVI’s military funded and field proven technology provides the level of power and sophistication our customers need and demand.”

SVI’s capabilities were developed with more than $100 million invested in research and development over a ten-year period, and are protected by more than 100 granted and pending patents worldwide.

Customers of NSS’ facial recognition and other biometric systems for physical security and augmented identity include U.S. government agencies at the federal, state and local level, law enforcement, border control and transportation agencies.

“Powering our technology with best-in-class biometric software is integral to providing a biometric security system that ensures national security and public safety,” comments Gregory Steinthal, president of SVI. “NSS provides us entry into new markets beyond the military and tremendous opportunities for growth over the coming year.”

Idemia NSS has been putting together integrated systems with advanced biometric technologies, as CEO Andrew Boyd and Senior Solutions Engineer Stanley Lagrenade explained to Biometric Update in a recent interview.

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