Cognitec Systems GmbH News

Cognitec to offer an all-inclusive device for capturing biometric photos during border crossing processes

In response to the growing demand for biometrics enrollment during border crossing processes, Cognitec has extended its entry product line to offer an all-inclusive device for capturing standards-compliant biometric photos. Instant camera positioning, active lighting, and interactive user guidance lead to optimal, user-friendly capture conditions. The system finds the face of the person, adjusts the position of the camera to body height, and takes best-quality pictures. Border control processe...

Cognitec’s face recognition products get additional benefits from enhanced versions of mask-tolerant matching algorithm and age estimator

Highly focused and innovative R&D (Research & Development) initiatives have again raised accuracy levels of Cognitec’s main matching algorithm and its age estimation technology. The latest versions are showing remarkably robust test results for facial images with masks. Mask-tolerant matching algorithm Advanced neural network training and a new face finder have contributed to generally increase the robustness against significant facial occlusion caused, for example, by a mask or...

Cognitec’s FaceVACS face recognition engine developed to recognise masked faces

Advanced deep learning methods and a new face finder are contributing to substantial performance upgrades for Cognitec’s FaceVACS face recognition engine. In particular, the new version shows higher accuracy rates for facial images with masks, strong poses and extreme mouth expressions. Extensive research and development efforts to enhance the company’s face finder technology resulted in a tenfold higher detection rate for faces largely covered by facial masks. A specialised algorit...

WorldReach employs Cognitec’s technology to enable ID document applications with smartphones

Cognitec maintains a successful partnership with WorldReach to facilitate remote identity verification during self-service ID issuance processes via their smartphone app. Applicants for passports, visas, residency/settlement programs or digital on-boarding services are required to take a selfie during the enrolment process. An automated back-end process verifies the claimed identity, validates the ID document via NFC and chip reads, checks for watch list alerts, completes a liveness check, and...

Cognitec offers face recognition system to enhance casino security

With 15,000 visitors per day, and a watch list of about 3,000 people, the casino faced an impossible task to recognise persons of interest in real time. Surveillance staff manually detected only 5–7 known persons per week and was looking for an automated face recognition system to support two separate requirements: Detecting voluntarily excluded patrons to promote responsible gambling and to avoid compliance fines associated with allowing these people to play Detecting banned persons o...

Cognitec’s technology brings greater accuracy and speed to Nero's MediaHome face recognition feature

A new version of Cognitec’s technology lends a significant performance boost to the face recognition feature in the Nero MediaHome platform. The function allows users to find the same faces in digital images, and sort their photo collection by person. Sorting large quantities of images by person enables users to quickly produce slide shows for particular subjects. Finding faces and eyes also supports various image enhancement features, such as red-eye reduction and facial correction. Enh...

Cognitec collaborates with Dutch vehicle authority, RDW to provide digital application platform for the renewal of Dutch drivers’ licenses

Cognitec is working with RDW, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority, to provide a digital application platform for the renewal of drivers’ licenses. The platform is now operational in 15 municipalities, growing to 30 municipalities during 2019, for almost 25% of Dutch residents. In 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will evaluate the system to decide on a national service that eliminates the mandatory visit at the city hall for driver’s license renewal. Cognitec f...

Cognitec enhances its facial recognition system with NIST-acclaimed face matching algorithm

Cognitec’s research and development team has finalised the next generation of the company’s face matching algorithm, resulting in new releases of the complete product portfolio containing this superior technology. For this algorithm, Cognitec reported remarkable leaderboard positions in the NIST Ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:1, ahead of all face recognition companies with well-established market presence and products.  Top-ten ranking in accuracy tests Cognite...

Cognitec upgrades FaceVACS engine with new matching algorithm to advance speed and accuracy

Cognitec Systems, the face recognition company, has concluded extensive research and development efforts to greatly advance the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm. The high-performance algorithm has been integrated into Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine and is now available in new releases of all market-focused Cognitec products. In-house tests show leading-edge performance levels on a variety of large datasets across typical face recognition applications. These datasets range fro...

Cognitec adds unique video investigation features to face recognition product for law enforcement

Cognitec Systems, the face recognition company, has significantly extended the feature set of its FaceVACS-DBScan product. The latest release combines the company’s renowned image database search technology with powerful video inspection tools for a multitude of investigation use cases. FaceVACS-DBScan LE enables fast import of video footage and detailed investigations of the extracted facial images. Agents can find known or unknown persons in multiple videos to quickly narrow down suspec...

Cognitec adds advanced video investigation tools to FaceVACS-VideoScan Technology

This latest product release from Cognitec offers intuitive features to recognise and analyse faces in recorded media The video screening and analytics technology from Cognitec, FaceVACS-VideoScan, now allows users to perform complex searches on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and stored media files.User-friendly interfaceThe 5.3 product version introduces a user-friendly interface to quickly import sets of video and image files and then carry out detailed investi...

Cognitec FaceVACS-Entry facial recognition software for automated passport control procedures

Cognitec released a new software version for its face recognition technology used in eGates for automated passport control procedures. Latest matching algorithm for recognising passport images FaceVACS-Entry combines smart hardware for facial image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes, and is ready for integration into electronic gates (eGates) at border control checkpoints. The new software release, FaceVACS-Entry 5.3, includes Cognitec’s latest matching...