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NIT partners with Innovatrics to build biometric systems

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French sensor maker New Imaging Technologies (NIT) has partnered with Innovatrics, a supplier of biometric systems, to build solutions for face recognition and fingerprint matching.

The first system, due in the second quarter of the year, will address face recognition. The hardware is based on NIT’s high dynamic range CMOS sensors, which are able to overcome limitations of conventional face recognition systems by dealing with light variations in outdoor conditions.

IFace, the latest face biometric software from Innovatrics, will be combined with the hardware providing a plug-and-play system for OEM or evaluation purpose. IFace has been integrated into several automatic fingerprint identification systems and has a high overall matching speed thanks to a deep neural network core.

‘We are proud to co-work with an industry leader in biometrics technology. We have recently seen a rise in market demand, both on the consumer and professional side, for robust face recognition solutions. Most of the time, the identification failure is caused by image quality degradation. Images lack useful information, especially under uncontrolled lighting. Having a combination of our HDR sensors and fast-accurate algorithms will be a clear answer to these situations,’ commented Yang Ni, founder and CTO of NIT.

The second focus of the partnership will be fingerprint sensors and matching algorithms. The optical fingerprint sensor design from NIT, including an under-glass model, will be integrated with Innovatrics matching algorithm, which was ranked first in accuracy in the recently published results of the proprietary fingerprint template evaluation II.

The first fully integrated standalone platform, including hardware and software, will be available around Q3 or Q4 2018.

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