Ayonix, a Japan-based developer of image technology, has announced the release of a new version of its face recognition system designed for use in city surveillance.
The system, called Ayonix Public Security, operates in real-time by searching for people of interest such as known criminals or suspected criminals in crowded public areas such as airports and stadiums. When a match is found a human operator is notified of the match to allow them to decide whether the matter requires intervention or further investigation.
The new upgrades to the system include a new image processing algorithm that speeds up processing ten times when compared to previous releases of the system allowing for more efficient matching of moving people.
Additionally, the system includes new administrator tools that allow a user to access other databases for facial data such as passport databases or law enforcement databases.