Cognitec adds iOS support to face recognition algorithm
26 September 2014 17:30 GMT

Police, intelligence and military forces are increasingly using mobile devices to identify suspects on the street.

German face recognition technology firm Cognitec has revealed that the latest iteration of its FaceVACS-SDK will extend product features to support development in Apple’s iOS.

In a press statement to mark the release of FaceVACS-SDK 8.9.8, Cognitec noted that a number of face recognition applications are now moving from computers to a mobile device.

Police, intelligence and military forces are using mobile devices to identify suspects on the street, with handheld device capturing suspect photos and comparing them to image databases on the device or on central systems.

“Apps could be used to take biometrics photos required for ePassports and other ID documents, to index photo galleries saved on mobile devices or in the cloud, or to communicate with an access control system”.

FaceVACS-SDK provides development tools for the most common face recognition functions: enrolment, verification and identification, as well as and face image quality assessment.

Additional functionality is provided for finding human faces and eyes in images, for tracking faces in video streams, and for analysing and checking face characteristics for biometric photo acquisition.

The firm added Android support for FaceVACS-SDK in July 2013.

In December last year, Cognitec introduced a new border-specific product that combined smart hardware for image acquisition with optimized software for verification processes.

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