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NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

With plans to build a big new resort in Hokkaido, Japan, Hard Rock International is inviting NEC to provide biometric technology for the development. The plans came to light at Hokkaido’s Integrated Resort Showcase this week, where Hard Rock unveiled a scale model of its planned resort featuring an enormous guitar-shaped hotel, a monorail connected…

New Contender May Indicate Growth in Biometric Retail Marketing

New Contender May Indicate Growth in Biometric Retail Marketing

Another new biometric signage solution for retail suggests that this technology could become a significant new trend in stores. The solution in this case is the product of a collaboration between customer engagement solutions provider Beabloo and KIOSK Information Systems, which have developed a new digital signage kiosk that features an embedded camera for facial…

Neurotechnology Updates SentiVeillance SDK, Launches New Server Solution

Neurotechnology Updates SentiVeillance SDK, Launches New Server Solution

Neurotechnology is increasing its momentum into the new year with the announcement of an upgraded version of its SentiVeillance 7.0 Software Development Kit. The SDK is designed to let users develop custom facial recognition and machine vision systems for live video streams. Version 7.0 of the solution delivers a couple of new features: For one,…

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

“As with the Butterflye camera announced by Ooma a year ago, the Ooma Smart Cam also features a facial recognition system that allows it to identify known individuals, such as family members in a given household, and to send alerts to administrators when unknown individuals are detected. “ Ooma has announced the latest version of…

Neurotechnology Launches New Facial Recognition SDK

Neurotechnology Launches New Facial Recognition SDK

Neurotechnology has launched a new Software Development Kit for its facial recognition technology. The aptly-named Face Verification SDK is aimed primarily at delivering facial recognition to enterprise environments and to consumer-facing apps on mobile devices and PCs. It’s a kind of condensed version of Neurotechnology’s VeriLook SDK, offering a smaller library size and allowing for…

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial recognition was secretly used to scan attendees of a Taylor Swift concert earlier this year, it has now been revealed. The technology was deployed at a kiosk set up at California’s Rose Bowl in May. The kiosk featured a display showing highlights from the pop star’s rehearsal, attracting the attention of Swift fans; and…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

New SAFR Partnership Opens Door to Important China Market

New SAFR Partnership Opens Door to Important China Market

“Homtar says it will launch the first trial of SAFR in Shenzhen within a month’s time.” A new partnership offer RealNetworks a pipeline to the China market for its SAFR facial recognition platform: The company has teamed up with Shenzhen Homtar High-Tech Co., which will work with its partner Shenzhen Wiseme Electronics Co. to launch…

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

“With this agreement, Garantizar has become the seventh Argentinian company to embrace FacePhi’s biometric authentication technology, with the broader Latin American region representing its core market.” FacePhi has further reinforced its position in Latin America, and particularly Argentina, with its latest partnership. The company has been contracted to provide biometric identification technology to Garantizar. The…

Cryptocurrency Specialist WORBLI Embraces Onfido for Onboarding

Cryptocurrency Specialist WORBLI Embraces Onfido for Onboarding

“In order to streamline the customer onboarding process, the company will leverage Onfido’s remote authentication technology, which uses facial recognition and document reading to match an end user’s selfie image to the official identity documents they present.” Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology has once again been embraced by a cryptocurrency specialist for customer onboarding.…

Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

“This independent evaluation establishes us as the de facto leader of mission-critical face recognition in the US.” – Doug Aley, CEO, Ever AI Ever AI is celebrating an important win in the latest round of facial recognition testing conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): The firm’s technology tied for first in the…

Trueface CEO Outlines Ethical Guidelines for Facial Recognition

Trueface CEO Outlines Ethical Guidelines for Facial Recognition

At a time of heightened controversy around government use of facial recognition technology, Trueface is laying out its own ethical guidelines for ‘responsibly deployed facial recognition’. Writing in a Medium post, Trueface CEO Shaun Moore groups his firm’s ethos under three main headings. The first, and perhaps most important, is “Humanity First”, a reference to…

NEC, NPS to Highlight Biometric Smart City Tech at International Security Expo 2018

NEC, NPS to Highlight Biometric Smart City Tech at International Security Expo 2018

“…NEC said that it and its subsidiary NPS will showcase solutions including its ‘facial recognition system, automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), CONNECT police platform, and video analytics solution’ at the event.” NEC will showcase its solutions at the International Security Expo in London next week, the company has announced. The event offers NEC the opportunity…

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

“…Wild Image recognition is generally considered the most challenging area for facial recognition technologies.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the results of its latest Face Recognition Vendor Tests (FRVT), and Camvi‘s technology has come out on top in the category of Wild Image accuracy. It’s the category concerned with images…

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

“The system allows travelers for select international flights to board their flights after a simple face scan, with no need for pre-registration, since the facial recognition technology can match passengers to the boarding passes on file.” JetBlue, the US Customs and Border Protection agency, and authorities at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New…

Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Eight months after implementing a biometric passenger screening system provided by SITA, the management of Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) are reporting great success in its operation. Over 340,000 travellers have made their way through the biometric eGates so far, with SITA’s technology scanning their faces and matching them to the biometric data stored in…

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

“…the companies said their solution will deliver ‘a powerful mix of technology that provides site attendants and security personnel with cutting-edge biometric access management tools with minimal capital investment.’” Ipsidy has teamed up with Ayonix Face Technologies to integrate the latter’s biometric technology into its Access by Ipsidy security platform. The collaboration is aimed at…

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

“News of the project comes on the heels of NEC’s announcement that its facial recognition technology will be used to identify reporters at next year’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan.” Japanese government authorities are deepening their involvement with NEC, opting to deploy the company’s facial recognition technology in biometric eGates at Narita…

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of a huge deployment expected for the 2020 Olympics, NEC is going to have a high-profile test run of its facial recognition technology at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The company’s technology will be used for access control at the Tokyo Stadium and at International Stadium Yokohama. It will be applied specifically to…

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