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Face match latest version

NEC Corporation launched the latest edition of NeoFace Watch at Counter Terror Expo 2015, pictured.

NeoFace Watch can identify known suspects from live CCTV footage, as well as from pre-recorded video and still image photo databases. This latest version according to the makers improves the speed of processing to 30 frames per second of real-time video and is it’s claimed able to handle very large databases. To find out about the algorithms NEC uses in its face recognition solutions and how they were developed, visit:

NeoFace Watch integrates with video surveillance systems and matches faces in real-time against a watch list, to trigger an alert for police and security users. According to NEC, its NeoFace is most able to deal with poor quality images typically found in CCTV footage and also variations caused by ageing, race and pose angle. NEC adds that its face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation for the third consecutive time in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test 2014 performed by the US government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NEC’s solution captures images in real time, selects areas of the face with dense information values — such as the curves of the eye socket, nose and chin — and uses pattern recognition models to identify the subject. The makers say that it’s able to identify a match with image resolutions down to just 24 pixels between the eyes.

Chris de Silva, VP Public Safety and Head of Global Face Recognition Solutions Business at NEC, said: “NEC’s face recognition solutions are part of a globally-trusted portfolio of biometric and safer cities solutions. The speed of our face detection and match accuracy is unmatched by any competing solution and we can easily demonstrate that NeoFace Watch can handle poor quality images better and faster than any other system. Our public safety solutions include multimodal biometrics, situation awareness and cybersecurity solutions.”

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