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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...

Cognitec FaceVACS-VideoScan technology to be demonstrated at World Game Protection Conference 2016

Cognitec FaceVACS-VideoScan technology helps strengthen physical security measures in Macau casinos Cognitec’s highly specialised face recognition technology FaceVACS-VideoScan was selected to strengthen physical security measures in major Macau casinos by alerting security staff in real time about banned persons entering the premises. Cognitec uses advanced face recognition technology In partnership with Melco Crown Entertainment, Cognitec supported the large-scal...

ISC West 2015: Cognitec FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera to be showcased

The camera provides optimal image quality for real-time face recognition even under challenging conditions Cognitec now offers a highly specialised IP video camera with built-in face detection and tracking technology as a component of its FaceVACS-VideoScan product. The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera provides optimal image quality for real-time face recognition, even under challenging conditions, while requiring low computing hardware and bandwidth resources. Currently, use...

Counter Terror Expo 2015 adds World Terror Congress to programme

Visitors of upcoming edition of CTX will see range of pioneering products for Police & Special Forces Counter Terror Expo is the leading international event which addresses the growing and diverse threat posed by terrorism. The next edition of CTX will take place 20-21 April at Olympia London. The preeminent CTX conference agenda will set out the current, highly volatile, security climate, identify vulnerabilities and discuss comprehensive methods to tackle the threat...