Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Security Group, brings to market FacePRO, its deep learning facial recognition system using extreme sensing and enhanced detection technology to identify persons of interest and alert authorities of their presence in real-time, at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 Expo in Las Vegas, September 25-27, 2018.
Visitors to GSX Booth can demo Panasonic’s core engine that boasts the world’s highest face recognition performance. FacePRO high-precision facial recognition software can identify faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technologies, including faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, even those partially hidden by sunglasses.
Deep learning technology
FacePRO software provides real-time processing and the highest precision in facial recognition thanks to its new deep learning technology"
“Panasonic continues to develop comprehensive, end-to-end security hardware and software solutions to help those organisations and institutions looking to improve safety and security. Our FacePRO software provides real-time processing and the highest precision in facial recognition thanks to its new deep learning technology.” said Domingo Martinez, Product Marketing, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “We are excited to show the GSX audience the capabilities of the FacePRO technology.”
The new software, which fits into the Panasonic unified and secure ecosystem, features the ‘iA (intelligent Auto) mode’ that automatically adjusts settings for the camera to shoot optimal images best suited for facial recognition. When used with Panasonic's i-PRO EXTREME series network cameras installed with the included ‘Best Shot License Key’, only the ‘Best Shots’ will be sent to the server for facial recognition.
The combination of Panasonic core devices and the facial recognition software maximises performance to achieve high-precision recognition. The company plans to add a function to recognise partially covered faces with a surgical mask, which is difficult with conventional systems, by the end of this year.
Cost can be reduced by about 40 to 50% compared to conventional systems that do not use the Best Shot function
Additionally, using this software with cameras equipped with the iA function enables image analysis to be performed on the camera instead of the server to send only the best images to the server. This will result in reducing server and network loads, which leads to overall system cost reductions. When 10 or more network cameras are connected to the system, the cost can be reduced by about 40 to 50% compared to conventional systems that do not use the Best Shot function.
FacePRO's Key Features include:
- High precision: The world’s highest facial recognition engine as evaluated by NIST (IJB-A face challenge) - iA function and Best Shot images maximise facial recognition engine performance and provide high recognition precision
- System cost reduction: Sends only “Best Shot” images to reduce server and network load
- System expandability: Registers up to 30,000 faces (Available as an option) Integrated management with i-PRO monitoring system enables integrated management of a facial recognition system and monitoring system with the same GUI.