Government and intelligence communities to gain advanced mobile face biometric solutions for identity resolution
Conway, N.H. (September 18, 2012) – Animetrics, a leading developer of advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions for military, intelligence and law enforcement, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Raptor Identification Systems, Inc., makers of ruggedized Android 4.0-based mobile devices that combine leading edge biometric technologies with commercially current handheld smartphone and tablet technologies.
Raptor ID’s open platform concept allows for a simple, straightforward integration of Animetrics’ facial identity management software onto Raptor ID’s products. Animetrics provides next generation facial recognition and investigative face biometric tools to government and intelligence agencies around the world, utilizing Animetrics’ cloud-based FaceR Identity Management System (FIMS Cloud) and its suite of FaceR facial biometric identity and screening applications including FaceR™ MobileID and FaceR™ CredentialME.
“Animetrics is a recognized leader in 3D facial recognition technology,” said Charles Strasburger, chairman and CEO of Raptor ID. “We are pleased Animetrics has chosen Raptor ID’s mobile devices as an endpoint for their facial identity management application and enrollment interface.”
For the first time, law enforcement officials, military personnel and intelligence officers will have access to Animetrics’ precise 3D facial recognition technology and the full capabilities of its FaceR™ Lights Out Face and Investigative Face biometric solutions running as a localized application on Raptor ID’s mobile devices. The FaceR Mobile ID application will also be able to run locally on the Android device without communications to the FIMS™ Cloud for local watchlist processing. This mobile technology will allow users to instantly access watchlists and run suspects’ facial biometrics against watchlists to search for any possible matches. The Animetrics-Raptor ID pairing will enable users to depend less on the technology at their home base, providing them more time in the field where they can actively serve and protect.
“Raptor ID has revolutionized biometric screening on mobile platforms,” said President and CEO Paul Schuepp. “This partnership puts Animetrics’ advanced facial recognition in the hands of the warfighter and intelligence agents out in the field – representing a crucial next step in mobilizing our technology for the battlefield environments of today and tomorrow.”
About Raptor ID
Makers of the RaptorOne™ and RaptorPad™, leading edge Android™ based mobile communications/computing platforms, with integrated biometrics. Raptor’s XDF™ iris capture enables true point-and-shoot dual iris capture, with stunning image clarity across a 5”-12” working distance. RaptorFlex™ allows for low-cost add-on modules with additional comms or mission-specific capabilities, creating a truly network agile device with an unmatched extended capability set. Raptor ID’s products are field ready, with sunlight-readable displays, massive hot-swappable batteries, MIL-STD-810G durability, and IP-67 waterproof design. With best-in-class mobile platform technology, they’re commercially current, and road-mapped to stay current. Unprecedented capability, flexibility, and affordability combine to make Raptor products the ideal cross-agency endpoint solution. For more information visit www.Raptor-ID.com.
Headquartered in Conway, N.H., Animetrics is a leading developer of advanced face recognition applications and face identity management solutions, which are driving market acceptance of next generation facial biometrics in government, homeland security and law enforcement. Animetrics’ patented technology features FACEngine®, the advanced facial recognition engine behind all of Animetrics’ facial biometric solutions. FACEngine dynamically renders accurate and useful 3D avatars from 2D images and video, even if the facial images are not “static” or “straight on.” Animetrics’ technology also features FIMS™ Cloud, the first come-to-market, cloud-based web facial identity management solution for fast accurate search, retrieval, analysis and storage of facial images enabling the fast and precise facial recognition across a broad range of operating conditions and deployment environments. Animetrics products include face recognition and identity management applications called FaceR™ – FaceR MobileID, FaceR CredentialME and its FaceR Identity Management Solution; an investigative facial identity comparison application, ForensicaGPS™: and a face recognition SDK for application developers. For more information, visit Animetrics.com.
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