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Face Recognition System design and costing
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Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP. SDKs can be ported to UNIX and Linux
Accepts any source of visual signals including photographs, live
recorded video, and digital video files. Accepts artist rendered
Head Finding: 50-300 milliseconds depending on scene complexity.
One-to-one matching: < 1 second.
One-to-many matching: Up to 60 million per minute for vector
matching depending on hardware and match parameters used
88 byte vector template / 4.5k intensive template.
Technology can support an unlimited # of records.
Detects moving as well as stationary faces.
Technology works optimally when matching frontal images. Face
finding detects faces as long as both eyes are visible, i.e. up to
90 degrees in any direction (up-down, left-right, and tilt) from
frontal view. Recognition is invariant with respect to pose up to 45
degrees. From 15 to 35 degrees, there will be a slight loss in
matching ability. Beyond 35 degrees, more significant loss of
matching may occur.
Performs equally well on all races and both genders. Does not
matter if population is homogeneous or heterogeneous in facial
The algorithm focuses on the inner region of the face and has
built-in mechanisms that compensate for natural variability in the
face. The result is an engine that is robust with respect to changes
in lighting conditions, expression, facial hair and hair style.
Explicitly designed to match faces with or without eyeglasses, as
long as the eyes are visible and not occluded by glare.
Does not require special lighting or background. Optimal
performance is achieved in diffuse ambient lighting. In addition,
performance is best if the subject is not back-lit, but this can be
compensated for with gain control on video camera. As a rule, if the
image is visible to the human eye, then the system will detect it.
Finds faces in any background, plain or cluttered. Recognition is
Color, Depth and Resolution
Functions with equal performance on color or gray scale images.
Requires 24-bit image depth, with a minimum of 320x240 resolution
for desktop verification and 640x480 resolution for surveillance
Can detect faces as small as 20x30 pixels or occupying less than
1% of the total image area. Recognition performance is not
significantly affected by low resolution facial images. Optimal
recognition occurs at head size of 80x120 pixels.
VECCHIATTO , ITWEB CAPE TOWN
Cape Town | ITWeb, 7 June
2007 ] - One
of the major reviews the Department of Home Affairs will have to
undertake is that of the languishing Home Affairs National
Identification System (Hanis), says director-general Mavuso Msimang.
Speaking after his first Parliamentary appearance since taking over
his new job on 15 May, following his stint as CEO of the State IT
Agency (SITA), Msimang says he is finding a similar set of problems
that he encountered at SITA four years ago.
The issue really revolves around leadership capacity. Things
have gone awry because of the challenges surrounding leadership, he
Msimang says the multimillion-rand Hanis project is one example of the
lack of leadership.
The supplier contract with Hanis expired a year ago and yet no one
has worked out whether to reopen it for tender, either publicly or
privately, or to just extend it with the current supplier, or maybe we
should just tighten up our service level agreements, he says.
Hanis was initially conceived in 1993 when it was realised the country
needed to update its identity document systems and to use a smart card
to replace the easily-forged green identity book. The initial contract
was awarded in 1999 to the MarPless consortium, which includes Gajima
Everest and hardware supplier Unisys.
A MarPless spokesperson confirms the initial contract expired more
than a year ago and the consortium is working on an ad hoc basis until
a new policy comes from the department.
We have experienced politicking by the senior Home Affairs
officials who have not yet decided on what to do with Hanis, says
the MarPless spokesperson.
She says the consortium was responsible for implementing the first
phase of the Hanis system, including installation of the equipment,
and it is now doing maintenance-level work.
We have proposed an upgrade to the system, but have heard nothing
yet, she says.
Msimang says the initial Hanis specifications may also have to be
On other IT-related issues, Msimang says the functioning of Home
Affairs is related to a strong IT infrastructure. This means the right
people have to be in place and possibly some of the other programs
should be re-engineered to obtain efficiencies, he adds.
ENGELBRECHT , ITWEB SENIOR WRITER
privacy work together
Johannesburg, 28 June 2007
privacy work together
Privacy has had a rare victory in one of Australia's most
successful public biometric roll-outs by health insurer Australian
Health Manangement, which has registered more than 13 000 members
to its voice
verification platform since last December, reports Computerworld.
While biometric advocates claim the technology improves security
through voice and face recognition, fingerprint identification, and
advanced techniques such as deep-palm reading and retinal scanning,
the security-conscious argue stolen biometric data is irreplaceable.
Australian Health Management operations manager, Melinda Charlesworth,
said: "The potential threat of an unauthorised person passing the
[100-point] security checks to access customer records is much higher
in our industry, because it's often a close relation, like an
ex-spouse, who knows the victim's name, address, and date of
birth," Charlesworth said.
I-Kad for foreign students
The Malaysian Immigration Department is in the process of issuing the
I-Kad to 66 000 plus foreign students, as part of efforts to
issue foreigners who are legally working or studying there with the
hi-tech, chip-embedded card, the Malaysian Star
In an initial move, the card would be issued to international
students. To make it easier for the authorities to identify, the
student cards would come in a light green colour.
The new I-Kad, which will replace the current student cards issued to
all international students, will have 17 security features, such as
embossing and engraving, to prevent forgery.
creates transparent transistors
Researchers have used nanotechnology to create transparent transistors
and circuits, a step that promises a broad range of applications, from
e-paper and flexible colour screens for consumer electronics, to smart
cards and heads-up displays in auto windshields, Physorg.com
The transistors are made of single "nanowires," or tiny
cylindrical structures that were assembled on glass or thin films of
"The nanowires themselves are transparent, the contacts we put on
them are transparent and the glass or plastic substrate is
transparent," said David Janes, a researcher at Purdue
University's Birck Nanotechnology Centre and a professor in the School
of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
polices the cops
Dakshina Kannada police have introduced electronic beat, or 'e-beat',
in 25 of their 28 police stations, according to daijiworld.com.
A major advantage of e-beat is it thrusts greater accountability on
the police constables assigned to a particular beat. Until now, the
constables working either on day-beat or night-beat used to sign and
enter the time in the point books kept at pre-designated places.
Police superintendent Lokesh Kumar told The Hindu newspaper that the
district police had put the system through a trial-run for three
months to find out its shortcomings, if any. "We experienced
problems with a few card readers issued to beat constables, as well as
RFID tags fixed at pre-designated points. The faulty equipment has
been replaced, he said.
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