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Facial Recognition in Less Than a Second

November 20th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Facial recognition software is nothing new, but a company called FaceFirst may have found a way to vastly increase its potential uses. FaceFirst recently debuted facial recognition software that can identify faces in less than a second. The process begins by freezing a frame from a live video feed and zooming in on a face. From there, the software encodes the face in order to compare it to a database and present potential matches. FaceFirst has demonstrated how their algorithms work quickly enough to identify and introduce a meeting attendee before he even reaches his seat. Identifying employees within a company in that manner could be very useful for access […]

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Biometric Cashless Payment for Schools

October 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

We’ve frequently discussed the advantages of incorporating functions like cashless payment and access control into items like ID badges and wristbands that are already being carried – now, some schools are making it even easier for students to remember their payment for lunches by allowing the students to pay by simply swiping a finger. These biometric cashless payment systems connect the students’ fingerprints to prepaid accounts. The increased transaction speed helps lines move quickly, so the students have more time to enjoy their lunches. Parents don’t have to worry about their children losing cash or spending it on other things, and in some cases they can even monitor purchases online […]

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