Luxand, Inc. announces the
availability of Luxand Face SDK 1.7, a unique face recognition library for
building biometric applications, security and access control systems. Luxand
Face SDK stands out as the only facial recognition engine on the market today
that detects facial features of each face, and compares the faces feature by

Luxand Face SDK enables highly accurate recognition from a digital
photograph or a video frame. To determine the identity of an individual, it
offers two identification modes: 1:1 and 1:N (one-to-many). In the first mode,
the algorithm verifies that the person is who he claims to be by matching a
person’s face to one face template in the database (1:1). The second mode
helps to identify who the person is by comparing the face against all face
templates stored in the database (one-to-many).

The specialty of
identification lies in its high accuracy, which is due to the unique ability
of the Luxand’s algorithm to recognize facial features. When the library
performs a comparison, it matches every single feature of the person’s face
with its counterpart on the face template.

The identification accuracy of the Luxand’s algorithm has been evaluated
in FERET tests and found to be the highest in the category as compared to the
algorithms implemented in competing commercial systems. “The results we’ve
seen prove our product to be the best in class,” said Alex Konoplev, CEO of
Luxand. “Our technology can unlock the potential for developers to make
software products with facial feature recognition, which is truly outstanding
in terms of accuracy and speed. Luxand Face SDK dramatically reduces the time
and costs of creating such an application and can be easily integrated into
the software project.”

Luxand Face SDK has many potential uses in the security and law
enforcement arena. Some examples include:

– Verification of the laptop owner. Luxand Face SDK can be used to
create a facial recognition application for a laptop computer that
will enable its owner to log on the computer using the face, rather
than a password, which can be easily forgotten or lost. When someone
attempts to log on, the security system will make a snapshot of the
person’s face with the laptop camera and compare it to the face
template of the laptop owner stored in the system. If the identity is
verified, the user gets access to the computer.

– Identification of the suspect. The Luxand’s recognition technology
can be used in a security system for assisting law enforcement with
catching criminals and terrorists. In the airport or in the street,
the security officer can capture a face of the detained person and
check the photograph against a database of previously documented
criminals and suspected terrorists. In a matter of seconds, the
systems will tell if the person in question is among those on a
watchlist for terrorism or crimes.