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INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joe Rosenkantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The facial recognition company had an excellent 2015, and with the year coming to a close, O’Neill got the CEO’s perspective on what has been driving this success. The conversation spans a range of topics: biometrics in law enforcement and…

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical access control represents a diverse range of solutions to a very simple, age old problem: how do I lock my door? As we examined last week, now that biometrics have landed on the scene and taken off as the best way to control access to limited areas, the answer to that question depends greatly…

Bengaluru Police Implement FaceFirst Tech

Bengaluru Police Implement FaceFirst Tech

Police in the Indian city of Bengaluru will soon have a facial recognition video system in place on city streets, according to an article by Merlin Francis in The New Indian Express. The technology will be provided via a partnership between Bengaluru-based Techpod Technologies and the US-based biometrics firm FaceFirst. The plan is to start…

FaceFirst Biometrics Deployed in Colombia

FaceFirst Biometrics Deployed in Colombia

Facial recognition biometrics company FaceFirst is seeing its solutions deployed in the TransMilenio rapid bus transit system in Bogota, Colombia. The biometric technology is being installed in up to 90 stations and nine deployments have reached completion as of this writing. The biometric security in the TransMilenio stations is part of the SIVIT initiative, which…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

Facial recognition supplier FaceFirst has announced that its biometric solutions currently deployed in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport are expanding into the facility’s Terminal Muelle Norte (the North Terminal). Initially implemented at the airport in 2011, FaceFirst’s facial recognition system provides Tocumen International with the ability to facilitate the capture multiple Interpol suspects as well as national…

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

January 15, 2014 – by Peter O’Neill   This is our 11th Anniversary Year in Review. Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry. What a year for the Biometrics and Identification Industry!   The past year in biometrics was explosive. Biometrics has become real. From the…

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2012

This is our 10th Anniversary Year in Review and the response this year was our largest ever with 68 companies/industry experts responding to our questionnaire!

yir2k12Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry and over the past 10 years we have seen so many changes. The industry is entering into a serious growth phase right now. So many companies are reporting new markets, new verticals, new and innovative product lines, new partnerships and new deployments…several in the hundreds of millions of enrollees. There is a clear indication that GROWTH is where we are heading over the next 5 years. I can’t wait to see what the Identity and Biometrics world will look like then.

We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:

Iris ID Systems Inc., MorphoTrak, Lumidigm, IBIA, 3M Cogent, Cross Match Technologies, MITRE, Aware, Lockheed Martin, SmartMatic, ZKTeco, Northstar Recruiting, San Jose State University, Greenbit, NEC, Suprema, Daon, IEEE, WCC Smart Search and Search, Digital Persona, MorphoTrust, FaceFirst, Avalon Biometrics, AOptix, Natural Security, Agnitio, ekey Biometric Systems, Innometrics, Smart Sensors, Identification Technology Partners, Fingerprint Cards, IriTech, BIO-key, Cognitec, SIC Biometrics, SRI International, Creative Information Technology, Accenture, TBS- Touchless Biometric Systems, Raptor ID, ipsiti, Secunet, FST21, Biocertification, Nuance Communications, Neurotechnology, Precise Biometrics, Acuity, SecurLinx, Imageware, Speech Technology Center, Unisys, Speed Identity, HSB, Authenware, Human Recognition Systems,  Koehlke, IdentiMetrics, Fulcrum,  SecuGen, Integrated Biometrics, realtime, Voice Security Systems, M2SYS, SOFTPRO, Biometrie-Online.Net, ievo and Fujitsu Frontech North America. 

I hope you enjoy reading the 2012 Year in Review!  

Click here to view the 2012 findBIOMETRICS Year in Review

 

Interview with Joseph Rosenkrantz, President and CEO FaceFirst Biometrics

alt fB: Can you tell us about your work with the Panamanian government to produce facial recognition surveillance for the entire Tocumen International Airport please?

FF: Yes, in April 2011 the president of Panama publicly announced the intention of building the largest surveillance face recognition system in the world, based on a successful pilot with FaceFirst. We have since implemented a large-scale live surveillance facial recognition system, which covers the Tocumen airport and various border crossings. This system processes nearly 20 million comparisons per second at peak times using a FaceFirst matching cluster with a large number of live surveillance cameras on a scale beyond any other system ever implemented. FaceFirst has obviously overcome many of the hurdles associated with not only running large-scale automated facial recognition systems, but has also overcome many of the challenges associated with leveraging limited band width broad band networks required to accomplish country wide implementation of biometric face recognition systems.

fB: So the two main challenges there were speed and the ability to use the current infrastructure? Is that correct?

FF: Historically facial recognition systems were designed to be interactive, in other words one operator with one camera. Somebody walks by a camera which produces possible matches for an operator to review. Well, imagine a system with hundreds of cameras comparing against hundreds of thousands of people in a database, the sheer amount of data would not be humanly digestible. So we have achieved this large scale by developing …

Global Biometrics Market Revenues Anticipated to Reach USD 10.02 Billion by 2014 According to new Report

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017 Full report available here: http://www.reportlinker.com/p0937502/Global-Biometrics-Market-Forecast-and-Opportunities-2017.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Security_Systems The limitations and inconvenience involved in using alternative identification methods i.e. photographs, passwords and PIN codes have driven the growth of biometric technologiesin last few years. Again, increasing terrorist attacks,…

Safety Dynamics and FaceFirst Announce Biometric Gun Shooter Detection System

Safety Dynamics, Inc. of Tucson, AZ and FaceFirst (Airborne Biometrics Group, Inc.) of Camarillo, CA announced they have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement that allows them to provide law enforcement agencies the world’s first gun-shot detection system able to instantly identify the shooter. The companies’ combined system pairs Safety Dynamics’ highly-accurate (fixed or mobile)…

Interview with Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, Airborne Biometrics Group, Inc.

altaltThe FaceFirst system was built in a cloud-architecture so that it can be run either at a single site, or within a corporate or internet cloud. This way, it enables us to remotely host the main matching and encoding engines, and from there to, essentially, transform a high definition video stream down to just a series of the best representation of each face that passes by cameras. This means that we can provide wide-area networking capabilities, something that previously was not possible using high definition video because of the high amount of bandwidth required per camera. The second module is the mobile face recognition capability. We’ve engineered the software to run on most of the commodity mobile phone platforms that…