Cognitec Systems

FaceVACS Upgrade Improves Matching, Age & Gender Detection

FaceVACS Upgrade Improves Matching, Age & Gender Detection

Germany-based face biometrics developer Cognitec has launched an upgraded version of its flagship FaceVACS Technology. The system features new matching algorithms that the company has designated “B10” and “A16”. The enhanced algorithms are also now better able to identify non-adults and images associated with specific kinds of ‘noise’ in their image data. In developing the…

Cognitec Upgrades Facial Scanning Software

Cognitec Upgrades Facial Scanning Software

Facial recognition technology developer Cognitec has announced a major upgrade to its B9 software engine. That technology is powering the company’s FaceVACS-DBScan product, which will now be more powerful with the improved algorithm. The company says that the upgrade is a product of intensive R&D in the area of low-resolution image scanning, and the scanning…

Privacy Restrictions To Hinder Global Facial Recognition Market Growth, Says Report

Privacy Restrictions To Hinder Global Facial Recognition Market Growth, Says Report

A new report analyzing the global facial recognition market cites restrictions on users’ sharing of personal details as a hindrance to market growth. Specifically using the example of the covert monitoring of an individual, the report from Research and Markets, which covers the period between 2014 and 2020, doesn’t seem to paint a negative picture…

Government Sector Driving the Biometric Facial Recognition Market

A new report titled ‘Global Facial Recognition Market 2014-2018’ available from Research and Markets names the government sector as a key driver in facial biometric technology. According to the research, the global facial recognition market will grow at a CAGR of 26.6 percent over the five years between 2013 and 2018. The report names key…

Cognitec Upgrades FaceVACS-Video Scan Biometric Video Screening Technology

Cognitec Upgrades FaceVACS-Video Scan Biometric Video Screening Technology

Face recognition technology provider Cognitec Systems has released its latest version of FaceVACS-VideoScan. Now available in version 5.2, the technology that allows for real-time face recognition in live video streams includes the latest facial biometric algorithm B8, as well as major system upgrades. The upgrades are a response to the growing number of use cases…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics, Age Estimation and Physical Access

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics, Age Estimation and Physical Access

The second week of Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS has come to a close, and in terms of industry news there was no shortage of on-topic reporting. Zwipe AS announced that it received an award from the Security Industry Association this month for its physical access control biometric smart card solution. The Zwipe biometric card…

NIST Praises Cognitec Face Recognition Algorithm

NIST Praises Cognitec Face Recognition Algorithm

When it comes to facial recognition, age is beginning to matter a lot more as an estimated factor, particularly in the commercial and government sectors. Age-based access control, age verification, identification in missing persons, crime and disaster situations, and certainly age-based marketing are all facial recognition applications that modern technology is now able to provide…

“Cognitec is expecting record revenues for 2013” [Year in Review 2013]

“Cognitec is expecting record revenues for 2013” [Year in Review 2013]

January 23, 2014 – by the findBIOMETRICS Team       As part of the findBIOMETRICS annual Year in Review survey, we don’t only ask experts to participate in our biometrics industry polls, we also provide everyone participating a chance to personally divulge their opinions on the year that was and preview what’s to come over the…

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry Border Control Solution Ready For Integration

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry Border Control Solution Ready For Integration

December 19, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter   There are few things in the modern world more derided than the process of crossing a border into or returning from a foreign country. The process is thorough, and even though it does its best job possible in keeping terrorism, international crime and illegal immigration at…

Cognitec Awarded By Frost & Sullivan For Inordinate Focus Customer Service

November 14, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      Market research firm Frost & Sullivan recently investigated the face biometrics market, and as can be expected, the company has emerged from its research with a new list of Best Practices Awards. During the research firm’s investigation, which involved a large number of in depth…

Cognitec’s Face Recognition Featured In Large German EasyPASS Project

August 22, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter A contract recently awarded to a large consortium of companies by the German Border Police will have all major German airports equipped with eGates that feature face recognition solutions from Dresden-based biometrics company Cognitec Systems. The contract is the largest of its kind ever seen in Europe, seeing…

Cognitec Releases Video Analytics Product with Advanced Anonymous Face Recognition Technology

Cognitec Systems has released the highly advanced version of FaceVACS-VideoScan, the first video screening and analysis technology to support security personnel, marketing departments, and operations management. The application now employs anonymous face recognition technology to analyze the count, flow and demographics of people visible in video streams while protecting privacy and data security. Surpassing traditional…

Cognitec FaceVACS-SDK 8.7 released

Cognitec Systems, leading provider of face recognition technology, has released a new version of their FaceVACS-SDK, now available for integrators and end-customers. The new version provides a Java programming API and B7 algorithm with significant performance increase for recognizing faces in low-resolution images. FaceVACS-SDK enables customers to develop new face recognition applications. It provides a…