Facing the future

LogicaCMG will display its latest facial recognition technology and launch a new white paper at the 2007 Middle East ID summit, Dubai on April 17th.

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By  Sherief Younis Published  April 16, 2007

LogicaCMG will display its latest facial recognition technology and launch a new white paper at the summit entitled ‘Expanding the fusion concept’. The paper will cover multi-modal biometrics and fusion searching and will be presented by the white paper author, Tim Best. The company expects the presentation to offer identity management specialists an insight into the latest thinking on biometrics and electronic identity. “Identifying an individual using biometrics has been possible for sometime and there are already some very sophisticated applications. "However, new innovations are making it possible to record a selection of biometric and biographic data to support much more extensive electronic identification schemes,” said Tim Best, director of Global Identity Solutions, at LogicaCMG. The company claims the advanced technology is able to pick a face from the crowd of 1,000s and will offer an insight into the next generation of airport, border control and security systems. The face-recognition application compares the camera-captured image of an individual’s face with reference photographs stored in a database to identify the person. This form of biometrics makes it possible to recognise individuals by their unique personal characteristics with recent tests revealing an 85% success rate. Biometric technology offers the most secure method of ensuring all details in these projects are accurate and correct with government authorities across the Middle East investing in identity schemes to register overall population levels. In addition, biometric technology could offer an important tool for the region’s airports to help manage the increasing volume of passengers arriving in the Middle East. “LogicaCMG is in discussion with a number of significant organisations in the region about deploying our solutions in identity verification programmes, border control solutions and physical access control technology. "Given the rapid and ongoing development of projects the Middle East, we’re anticipating strong demand in coming months,” Best concluded.

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