SAFR announced it has been awarded two Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contracts of approximately $950k each or $1.9M in total from AFWERX. These contracts provide funding to adapt the SAFR platform for use by the Air Force for perimeter security and secure access. Once developed for the USAF, the SBIR/STTR program allows for any other federal agency to award a sole-source contract for technology developed under the program. SAFR will be enhanced to integrate real-time facial recognition across a range of fixed and mobile device embedded cameras
SAFR announced SAFR Inside, a new app component of its Facial Recognition and Computer Vision Platform that runs on ACAP enabled cameras with edge processing capabilities. SAFR Inside reduces network traffic and server overhead and thus lowers overall deployment costs. The first version of SAFR Inside runs on the new AXIS Q1615 Mk III Network Camera announced. SAFR Inside enables network cameras like the AXIS Q1615 Mk III to reduce video processing server overhead.
SAFR from RealNetworks announced the appointment of José Larrucea as Senior Vice-President of International Sales covering both Sales and Business Development in the EMEA and Latin America regions. Following his success building the SAFR business in Latin America, Larrucea will now also be responsible for driving the company’s ambitious growth plans throughout EMEA. Larrucea brings over 20 years’ experience working in technology startups.
SAFR announced the appointment of Eric Hess as Senior Director of Product Management. Hess will lead the product strategy and will be responsible for expanding and accelerating the core SAFR application globally, with a particular emphasis on the public safety and gaming markets. Eric Hess is a well-known expert in the use of video analytics and facial recognition technologies for expedient resolution of criminal investigations.