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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


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…

Jun 13, 2016

Cognitec updates its FaceVACS-VideoScan technology

FaceVACS-VideoScan by Cognitec now allows users to perform complex searches on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and stored media…

Apr 13, 2016

Cognitec releases new software version for its eGates facial recognition technology

Cognitec has released a new software version for its facial recognition solution, FaceVACS-Entry, used in eGates for APC procedures. According…

Feb 14, 2016

Biometrics and financial services, smart guns, cybersecurity and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Financial A…

Feb 8, 2016

Cognitec’s facial recognition solution deployed in Macau casinos

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-VideoScan facial recognition solution is strengthening physical security measures in Melco Crown Entertainment casinos in Macau by alerting security…

Jan 10, 2016

Biometrics and smart gun technology, facial recognition, CES and fingerprint authentication trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Smart gun…

Jan 5, 2016

Cognitec exec discusses FaceVACS facial recognition technology

Cognitec’s FaceVACS facial recognition technology enables companies and organizations around the world to develop new face recognition applications through an…

Nov 22, 2015

Biometrics in border security, fingerprint technology and mobile authentication top this week’s news

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics and…

Nov 16, 2015

Cognitec releases facial recognition API with new matching algorithms

Cognitec announced it has released a new version of its facial recognition FaceVACS technology which features the next matching algorithms…

Jul 7, 2015

LA county sheriff’s department invests in new facial recognition technology

A new procurement document reveals that the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department will outfit deputy officers with mobile facial recognition…

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