RealNetworks is displaying SAFR SCAN™, a highly innovative Facial Recognition Reader for a wide range of mainstream access control, workforce management and health safety applications at IFSEC 2022 in stand IF2635. Making its public debut in the European market, SAFR SCAN uniquely delivers advanced identification and authentication performance at an extremely attractive price point.
SAFR® from RealNetworks announced SAFR version 3.8. Available now, SAFR version 3.8 includes easy SSL support, updated enterprise capabilities, and enhanced usability. SAFR’s AI-powered recognition with liveness detection quickly (within 0.3 seconds) and accurately verifies and displays the name of a matched person. In version 3.8, the SAFR Operator Console improves usability by adding a match association by color capability, additional anti-cluttering capability, and quick access to live camera feeds through the alerts panel.
SAFR shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2022. These include letting go of fears around AI, embracing hybrid cloud solutions and embracing pandemic-driven use cases. Their current conversations about AI are frequently fear-based. Coverage in the media has been dominated by depictions of rampant bias and invasions of privacy. The trend for 2022 will be to move away from this fearmongering and towards more balanced perspectives.
SAFR from RealNetworks has been selected as the facial recognition technology provider to support the Japanese government’s evolution from paper documents to digital “My Number” ID cards with a face-based authentication infrastructure. Part of a larger digital transformation, My Number cards represent a new digital identification system designed to streamline and expand access to government services for Japanese citizens and residents.
SAFR from RealNetworks announced a collaboration with Dains. As part of the collaboration, SAFR is providing its AI-based computer vision technology to increase the accuracy of people counting to prevent duplicates of customers and employees. he combined solution was recently deployed at the National Memorial Hall of the Korean War Abductees in Paju, Gyeonggi-do. Since there is no entrance fee for the memorial, accurate statistics on the number of unique visitors were required.y
At ISC West 2021, SAFR from RealNetworks will showcase the latest version of its high-performance computer vision platform. Attendees will be able to see demonstrations of SAFR for Surveillance featuring VMS integrations with Genetec, and SAFR Inside edge integrations with Axis cameras as well as NVIDIA and Android platforms. SAFR for Access Control will also be on display along with a new Passive Liveness detection feature.
SAFR announced a partnership with Convergint Technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Convergint will add the SAFR computer vision platform to their portfolio of integrated security solutions to offer its US customers the industry’s foremost facial recognition platform for live video intelligence. Convergint is a $1.4 billion global systems integrator with over 150 locations spanning the globe.
SAFR announced it was awarded its third Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. This contract enables SAFR to advance its computer vision platform to support perimeter protection and domestic search and rescue missions. The SBIR contract allows SAFR to enhance its platform to run on an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier™ based UGV system. The addition of SAFR’s AI-powered analytics on autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic devices provides a force multiplier and a layer of safety for defense and civilian security.
SAFR from RealNetworks is now integrated with the Geutebrück G-Core VMS. SAFR for Geutebrück is an AI layer that runs on top of the G-Core VMS which provides advanced video analytics that save time and increase efficiency of surveillance operations. The best-in-class integration features live video overlays that display event details, streamlined enrollment of individuals appearing on the Geutebrück VMS directly into the SAFR identity database, and custom alarms and notifications.
Setelsa Security has chosen SAFR from RealNetworks, to provide face-based biometrics for its clients in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and Argentina. Integrating SAFR face recognition will enhance Setelsa’s secure access solutions, enabling clients to deploy touchless, face-based authentication. The partnership integrates SAFR’s AI-based computer vision technology — face detection, face recognition, and mask detection — into Setelsa’s market-leading secure access solutions.
SAFR from RealNetworks announced a global partnership with German tech company G2K Group GmbH to revolutionize real-time video analytics. SAFR features including face recognition, mask detection, person detection, and demographic analysis have been integrated into Parsifal — a robust AI platform providing actionable video analytics for verticals such as retail, transportation, smart cities, and sports and entertainment.
SAFR from RealNetworks announced improved face detection and recognition accuracy for both masked and unmasked faces with the release of SAFR 3.0. Available now, SAFR’s 3.0 release introduces a new default high sensitivity face detector. Customers running the high sensitivity face detector will see a 95.1% detection rate and 98.85% recognition accuracy rate for faces covered by PPE face masks.
Otay-Tijuana Venture LLC has chosen SAFR from RealNetworks’ video analytics technology to be used throughout the San Diego – Tijuana terminal in order to optimize operations and improve passenger flow. The first building to connect the United States to a foreign airport terminal, CBX serves millions of passengers that cross the border as part of their trip, helping them avoid unforeseen delays in the congested border crossings of San Ysidro and Otay.
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.