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Cognitec Systems GmbH’s face matching algorithm offers optimal balance between speed and accuracy

Algorithm development at Cognitec Systems GmbH (Cognitec) continues to engineer the optimal balance between speed and accuracy of the face matching processes. NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test The latest results of the U.S. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Face Recognition Vendor Test for identification tasks, show the Cognitec algorithm in the best position of all algorithms tested, when relating the template generation time to the false negative identification ra...

Cognitec Systems GmbH’s FaceVACS-Entry CS devices deployed at German border check points to capture biometric facial images

Cutting-edge technologies from Cognitec Systems GmbH (Cognitec) will capture biometric facial images of all relevant travellers from third countries, as part of the European Entry/Exit System (EES). Cognitec Systems GmbH was awarded the contract for the delivery of the capturing devices in Germany. FaceVACS-Entry CS devices Cognitec’s technology will be installed at border check points in all international airports and seaports in Germany. The contract initially spans four years and incl...

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...

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...

Cognitec incorporates B9 algorithm into its face recognition product - FaceVACS-DBScan

Cognitec has released the superior face recognition engine B9 and incorporated the algorithm in its market-leading face recognition product, FaceVACS-DBScan. Research and development for the B9 algorithm focused on significant performance improvement for images with low resolution or taken in less controlled environments, often found in police databases. The matching accuracy also increased for images with non-frontal poses, with faces turned upward, downward or to the side. FaceVACS-DBScan en...

Cognitec signs software development and license agreement with Intel Corporation

The companies will apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices 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....

Cognitec introduces its FaceVACS-Entry for integration into electronic gates (eGates)

FaceVACS-Entry combines smart hardware for image acquisition with software for verification processes Cognitec responds to high demand for fast, accurate face recognition solutions at border control points by introducing a new product that combines smart hardware for image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes. FaceVACS-Entry is ready for integration into electronic gates (eGates) which provide travellers with electronic passports (ePassports...

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-SDK recognition engine now available for Android

In response to the growing demand for mobile face recognition technology, Cognitec now offers customers the world-leading FaceVACS recognition engine for Android-based application development. Cognitec’s software development kit FaceVACS-SDK provides all the development tools for the most common face recognition functions: enrolment, verification and identification. Additional functionality is provided for finding human faces and eyes in images, for tracking faces in video streams, and fo...

Cognitec Systems releases FaceVACS-VideoScan, the first video screening and analysis technology

Cognitec Systems has released the highly advanced version of FaceVACS-VideoScan, the first video screening and analysis technology to support security personnel, marketing departments, and operations management. The application now employs anonymous face recognition technology to analyse the count, flow and demographics of people visible in video streams while protecting privacy and data security. Surpassing traditional video surveillance systems, FaceVACS-VideoScan detects people’s faces...

Cognitec’s two products upgraded with new face recognition algorithm

Cognitec Systems, leading provider of face recognition technology, recently released two product upgrades with the new face recognition algorithm B6T8. The new versions of FaceVACS-DBScan and FaceVACS-SDK are now available for integrators and end-customers.While reassuring Cognitec's industry-leading identification performance for various face recognition benchmarks, the B6T8 engine performs particularly well for low resolution images and images with non-frontal view, i.e., faces turned to the s...

Cognitec to provide face recognition technology solution to Nero Kwik Media

 Cognitec Systems is a leader in face recognition technology and systemsCognitec Systems, a leader in face recognition technology and systems, is pleased to announce its selection by Nero as the face recognition provider for Nero Kwik Media. Nero Kwik Media is a free media management application that makes it quick and easy for consumers to find, organise, edit, play and share music, photos and video clips between a computer, tablets, mobile phones and online social networks.Cognitec's fa...