Siemens Biometrics Centre and Cognitec Systems, a provider of face recognition technology and systems, have announced details of a partnership in the areas of border control and ePassport solutions.
The partnership covers the integration of Cognitec’s face recognition software into Siemens’ multi-biometric solutions designed for the issuance of biometric passports as well as solutions for biometric support of border control.
Siemens has already successfully delivered a complete system for capturing and verifying biometric data of Swiss citizens to the Government of Switzerland. This system is based on the Siemens Homeland Security Suite which offers software for reading and checking of biometric travel documents, and for capturing and verifying of facial images and fingerprints.
The facial image recognition software incorporated in the Siemens Homeland Security Suite is provided by Cognitec Systems.
Cognitec’s software is used for live capture of facial images and checking their quality against the recently published ISO and ICAO standard, and to compare images of the passport holder taken by a live camera with the digital photograph stored in the ePassport.