Having cost a cumulative number of over 65.8 million reported cases and 1.5 million deaths globally as of December 7th, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has casted a shadow on almost everyone in the world. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update and Weekly Operational Update by WHO gives us a hint that the situation might not recover any time soon. Compromising to reality, people are doing everything to better protect themselves and the loved ones in the new normal.
NEC Corporation has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport. This electronic customs procedure system utilizes NEC’s face recognition technology.
Neurotechnology announced the release of the new MegaMatcher 11 line of biometric solutions, cloud technologies and software development kits (SDKs). The latest versions include major algorithm enhancements that improve accuracy, speed and interoperability across multiple biometric modalities: fingerprint, face, iris, voice and palmprint – any of which can be used alone or in combination. The algorithms in the new MegaMatcher 11 product line—which are among the top ranked in the NIST MINEX, PFT, FRVT and IREX evaluations—are available in a variety of formats.
Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has launched a new apartment outdoor station VTO9341D, providing new access control solutions to fence and lobby entrance with the cutting-edge face recognition technology. The apartment outdoor station elevates the safety and convenience of resident security system to a new level with the fashionable non-touch face-recognition entry, while conventional unlocking ways are preserved in case of emergency.
Arteco has announced a wide range of intelligent solutions and integrations that propel the advanced capabilities of tomorrow’s security operations center (SOC). Video surveillance data is more in-demand than ever as organizations across the globe find new ways to leverage video information. Gaining rapid access to the most relevant video data when needed is critical to empowering quick response and informed business decisions. At this year’s ISC West, Arteco will showcase its expanded portfolio of intelligent capabilities, designed to ensure the security and business information organizations seek is available at their fingertips.
Aimetis Corp., a global leader in intelligent video management software (VMS), announced the release of its native Face Recognition video analytic that seamlessly integrates with the Aimetis Symphony™ video management software. Aimetis Face Recognition is ideally suited for securing facilities that require an additional layer of protection for access control as well as real-time detection of persons of interest. Searching for individuals can also be augmented by leveraging Face Recognition with Aimetis Symphony.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $24 million in state funds for the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to get new identification technology that would include palm prints, face recognition, iris scans, and voice recordings, in addition to fingerprints.
Cognitec Systems has signed an important software development and license agreement with Intel Corporation. Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices. Logon to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices will become both more convenient and secure as the technology replaces conventional passwords.