Tascent has introduced a slew of new features and performance updates for its InSight Face facial recognition solution. The device was built to capture and authenticate users in high-throughput settings like airports and large-scale commercial environments.
The updates will make the InSight Face device easier to use, and help mitigate the threat of spoofing and other forms of fraud. To that end, Tascent has added a new guided pause-and-go mode to improve the image capture process, and upgraded the visual display to create more room for companies that want to use their own custom interfaces. The pause-and-go mode is compliant with the ISO’s image capture requirements, as well as the European Union’s requirements for the Entry/Exit border system.
Other new features include a Direct Control Mode that (as the name would suggest) lets administrators take control of individual InSight Face devices. Tascent has also upgraded the liveness detection system to deliver a higher level of security.
The last set of updates will give customers more flexibility when installing the physical device. Tascent has redesigned the device enclosure to support a built-in VESA mount, and unveiled two entirely new form factor options. The InSight Face OEM can be embedded in a kiosk to create a self-service station, while InSight Face Verify is a free-standing device that can match someone’s face to a travel document with the help of its self-service document scanner.
The InSight Face device has proven to be particularly popular in the travel industry. The Information Engineering Group (IEG) deployed the solution for access control at airport lounges, while Royal Caribbean Cruises has used the company’s technology for customer boarding. The IEG deployment is in keeping with the broader shift to contactless technologies in air travel. Tascent itself opened a new manufacturing and support center in Malaysia in September of 2020.
October 7, 2021 – by Eric Weiss