Cambridge based software developer Neurodynamics has lifted the veil on two advanced recognition systems which will spearhead its drive into the emerging biometrics sector.
Deixis is a software development kit, based on technology from Neurodynamics’ police fingerprint identifications systems, which can be used to incorporate fingerprint based security measures in products such as mobile phones and notebooks.
The Windows based PC software allows companies to verify prints in a second or less against a database of previously captured information, running on a Pentium 400MHz.
Neurodynamics has signed Deixis licensing agreements with vendors of fingerprint reader devices, including Thomson and Authentec.
Neurodynamics’ second new product, Nvisage, is a facial recognition system which uses 3D facial scans to verify identity in less than a second.
The system runs on a Pentium 400MHz or greater PC and can be linked to a single camera or scaled up to run on multiple cameras and workstations.
Nvisage is being tested at two unnamed user sites, including a local authority and the product is unlikely to be released for at least six months.
Neurodynamics bioemetrics technology manager, Mike Dell, said Nvisage could be used for a variety of applications including access control and covert surveillance.
Most potential customers are likely to already own the hardware platform and cameras needed to run the software, which is expected to sell for around £10,000 initially.
Dell said the cost of biometrics technology was coming down rapidly and this would prompt more companies to consider implementations.
“There will be lots of people willing to try it,” he said.
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