Vision-Box, a specialist in biometric seamless travel, automated border management and electronic identity management solutions, announced that its facial recognition technology was accredited as top-ranked at the US Department of Homeland Security’s MdTF Biometric Rally 2021 – an organisation that evaluates state-of-the-art biometric identity verification systems for high throughput use cases.
This proof of value validates that the algorithms are more effective in their performance than others. When excluding the acquisition errors, the Vision-Box engine delivered top performance across all capture devices.
The 2021 Biometric Technology Rally demonstrates the ability of biometric systems to reliably acquire and match images of diverse individuals across age, gender, race and other characteristics, including those wearing face masks. Both acquisition systems and matching algorithms are evaluated as part of the Rally and the data collected from the acquisition systems during scenario testing is used to assess the performance and interoperability with matching algorithms. For the first time, the 2021 Rally reported on the ability of commercial biometric systems to work reliably across demographic groups.
Vision-Box rose to the challenge, by developing its AC2.5 version engine for its facial recognition technology, which delivered an improved matching performance with masks when compared with the previous AC2.0 engine. The advanced AC2.5 engine helped Vision-Box secure to its top-tier performance at the MdTF Biometric Rally 2021. For more information check out https://mdtf.org/Rally2021 and Vision-box alias Yampa.
Since the onset of the pandemic, biometric technology companies have been trying to solve the challenges of face masks obstructing facial recognition technologies and enabling seamless access. This was particularly important for Vision-Box, as the company was keen to reduce the risk for both public and frontline security checkpoint personnel by eliminating the need for travellers to remove face masks for biometric identification.
Speaking about the recognition, Miguel Leitmann, the CEO of Vision-Box said: “At Vision-Box, we are pleased with the recognition from the US Department of Homeland Security’s MdTF Biometric Rally. The validation is proof of our efforts to improve our algorithm in a real environment. The Vision-Box team will continue to push the boundaries to deliver seamless technologies for all our stakeholders.”
MdTF Biometric Rally 2021 and Vision-Box’s recent renewal of its Privacy by Design certification for Orchestra Digital Identity Management Platform support our solutions. Due to its state-of-the-art features and Privacy by Design certification, Orchestra is utilised by airlines, national border control agencies and airports around the world.