FB pixel

TouchByte bought by Salto for face biometrics integration with Cognitec

Categories Access Control  |  Biometrics News  |  Trade Notes
TouchByte bought by Salto for face biometrics integration with Cognitec

Salto Systems, maker of electronic access controls, has acquired TouchByte to integrate its face biometrics products.

Salto acquired Cognitec in 2022 to add face biometrics to its product line, and indicates in its new announcement that Cognitec’s FaceVACS algorithm will be combined with TouchByte’s technology and devices from Salto to build new Salto facial recognition products. Adding TouchByte accelerates development of new access controls, the company says.

Cornwall, UK-based TouchByte has applied its facial recognition algorithm to age verification and customer analytics, as well as to touchless access controls in environments like construction sites.

Spain-based Salto has put systems in airports, hospitals, government buildings, military bases, colleges and hotels, and claims to power more than 3 million doors around the world.

“Our acquisition of Touchbyte is a natural step forward in our mission to bring innovative and cutting-edge technology to the access control market,” says Marc Handels, Salto’s chief technology and innovation officer. “We aim to provide our customers with a secure and frictionless way of accessing their buildings and facilities.”

The value of the acquisition is undisclosed.

Access control leaders are well-represented in the biometrics industry, Assa Abloy’s ownership of HID Global being a notable example.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Asian banks deploy biometrics and digital ID for security, additional services

As digital identity gains prominence in a financial industry beset by fraud, nations in Asia are enabling banks to lead…


Mobile ID combats fraud, gives holder control of personal data: USPF report

The U.S. Payments Forum (USPF) has published a new white paper entitled “The Role of Mobile IDs in Payments.” Authored…


Wyoming plots mobile driver’s license launch for 2025

Wyoming is moving towards the issuance of digital ID in the form of an optional mobile driver’s license, but it…


EU publishes rollout schedule for AI Act

The European Union has published the final text of the Artificial Intelligence Act, outlining the most important deadlines for complying…


World Bank identifies priority actions for DPI in Equatorial Guinea

A World Bank team has identified immediate actions which the government of Equatorial Guinea should undertake in ramping up its…


Some sort of ID could be ‘inevitable’ for UK: lawmakers

The UK is still debating national identity documents and digital identities, with lawmakers and experts arguing that the creation of…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events