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Dresden, Germany


Website: cognitec.com

Cognitec is the only company worldwide that has worked exclusively on face recognition technology since its inception in 2002. Experiencing steady growth at business locations in Dresden, Boston and Sydney, the company is proud to maintain a stable, market-leading position within the industry, and to uphold the trust it has gained as a reliable, experienced provider of biometric technologies. Independent evaluation tests continue to prove the outstanding performance of the FaceVACS software. Cognitec’s portfolio includes products for facial image database search, recorded video investigation, real-time video screening and people analytics, border control, and biometric photo capturing.

Cognitec Biometrics News


Quebec insurance portal re-launches facial recognition program to organize photo bank

Quebec’s provincial automobile insurance registry is bringing back its facial recognition program, which was suspended last year – this time,…

May 10, 2023

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…

Jan 31, 2023

Cognitec upgrades biometric capture hardware with PAD and on-device facial recognition

A rendering of the FaceVACS-Entry device. Credit: Cognitec. Germany-based firm Cognitec has upgraded its biometric FaceVACS-Entry photo capture device with…

Dec 5, 2022

Cognitec, OneID appoint new executives

Facial recognition tech firm Cognitec Systems has made Mikael Fagerlund its new vice president for sales and marketing with the…

Mar 9, 2022

Salto acquires Cognitec to build face biometrics into access control portfolio

Cognitec will join the Salto Group, adding the German face biometrics company’s technology to the Spanish electronic security and access control…

Jul 9, 2021

Idemia reaches 11M biometric TSA PreCheck enrollments as air travel recovers

Idemia has announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck Application Program has now reached a new milestone with 11 million…

Mar 17, 2021

Cognitec unveils new camera for ISO-compliant biometrics capture at borders

Cognitec has developed a specialized camera for fast capturing of ISO-compliant images for face biometrics matching at border crossing in…

Feb 10, 2021

Cognitec updates biometric algorithms to tackle pandemic mask mandates

Cognitec has announced an update of its face biometrics algorithms aimed at raising accuracy levels of Cognitec’s main matching algorithm…

Nov 3, 2020

Cognitec upgrades FaceVACS biometric engine for higher identification accuracy with masks

Cognitec has upgraded its FaceVACS facial recognition engine with advanced deep learning methods and a new face finder, giving the new…

Oct 2, 2019

Worldreach deploys Cognitec facial biometrics for mobile onboarding application

WorldReach Software announced today that it has deployed Cognitec‘s facial recognition technology to facilitate remote identity verification during self-service ID…

Sep 26, 2019

Cognitec reports biometric identification success in NIST facial recognition testing

The latest results from NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:N include successful participation by Cognitec, which according to a…

Aug 13, 2019

Cognitec update boosts face recognition feature in Nero MediaHome platform

Cognitec reports that updates to its FaceVACS Engine has resulted in a significant performance boost to the face recognition function…

Jul 2, 2019

Cognitec facial biometrics enhance Dutch drivers’ license renewal platform

The Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) will use biometric facial recognition technology from Cognitec to support its digital application platform for…

Mar 21, 2019

Cognitec earns accolades from Frost & Sullivan for its facial recognition products

Based on its recent analysis of the global facial recognition market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Cognitec Systems with the…

Feb 4, 2019

Cognitec upgrades product portfolio with new face matching algorithm

Cognitec announced today that its research and development team has finalized the next generation of the company’s face matching algorithm,…

Jul 9, 2018

Cognitec improves the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm

Cognitec Systems announced today that extensive research and development efforts have led to significant improvements in the accuracy and speed…

Dec 13, 2017

Cognitec adds video investigation tools to FaceVACS-DBScan product

The latest release of Cognitec’s FaceVACS-DBScan product combines the company’s image database search technology with video inspection tools for a…

Aug 4, 2017

Biometrics Research Group releases report on policing

Biometrics in policing will constitute half of the industry’s market share by the end of this decade, according to a…

Jun 5, 2017

Cognitec facial recognition technology featured in ABC gates at Venice Airport

Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS-Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The eGate implementation…

Jan 18, 2017

Cognitec names biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann VP of Asia Pacific

Cognitec Systems Pty Ltd has named biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann vice president of Asia Pacific, a role in which he…

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