ACE Bioteck has become the latest company to adopt CyberLink’s facial recognition technology. The company has integrated CyberLink’s FaceMe facial recognition engine into its own TC-800 Wallie Screen Access Control and Health Screening System.
As the name would suggest, the Wallie System is designed primarily for access control. With FaceMe, the terminal is able verify someone’s identity in less than a second, making it much faster and more efficient than a more traditional, manual check-in process. The automated solution can identify people who are and are not wearing masks, and can also ensure that masks are worn properly in a facility with mask requirements in place.
The two companies are hoping that the Wallie System will make it safe for people to return to work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The TC-800 is fully contactless, and comes with a built-in infrared camera that can take someone’s temperature during their facial recognition scan. In doing so, Wallie delivers a basic health screen and ensures that people are not sick when they enter the building.
The streamlined process prevents clusters from forming at check-in points, which promotes social distancing on-site. The TC-800 is designed primarily for offices and medical facilities, and can be integrated with an organization’s existing time and attendance tracking system. The solution officially debuted earlier in the year, and has already been delivered to corporate customers in the US and Taiwan.
“As parts of the world are re-opening and others are still actively fighting COVID-19, facial recognition can play a central role in enabling automated, frictionless security, access control and health screening solutions that are critical in both cases,” said CyberLink SVP Mei Guu.
FaceMe has previously appeared in Vypin’s eScreener access control kiosk and the Sentry Health Kiosk from Municipal Parking Services. The facial recognition algorithm has consistently performed well in recent rounds of NIST testing.
May 27, 2021 – by Eric Weiss