Panasonic system to find ‘face in the crowd’
Dubai, January 19, 2014
Panasonic has unveiled its facial recognition system that can identify the ‘face in the crowd’ based on pictures stored in databases.
The high-performance WV-ASF900 facial recognition system’s video architecture can process 1,000 faces per second for up to 20 cameras at the same time, said a statement at the ongoing Intersec 2014 in Dubai.
Y Yamasaki, general manager, System Solutions Department, said: “In emergency situations, the system enables law enforcement to match one person out of five million faces in only three seconds. Facial recognition has myriad uses beyond public safety.”
The server-based FacePro™ facial recognition and matching platform enables high-speed facial search and matching on video from Panasonic i-PRO Cameras utilising the Face Detection option, he said.
The reference face images can be selected from source video or imported via BMP, JPG and PNG files and can be searched for a match in a matter of seconds, said the statement.
The technology also allows for advanced age and gender analytics reporting and the ability to set flexible alarm triggers on matched faces using live cameras, it said.
The system, which can support multiple simultaneous sessions using the Panasonic ASM200 and ASM970 client applications, will be released later this year on pre-integrated and tested server platforms, it added. - TradeArabia News Service