"Faces can now be matched at the same speed level as fingerprints and irises in our flagship product – MegaMatcher Accelerator," said Dr. Justas Kranauskas, project lead for Neurotechnology. "This will significantly reduce the complexity of large-scale identification/de-duplication projects that make use of facial biometrics. We are also hoping to lower the cost of development by adding a Development Edition of MegaMatcher Accelerator to our MegaMatcher SDK," Kranauskas continued.
MegaMatcher 4.5 SDK
With the merging of MegaMatcher Embedded SDK into MegaMatcher SDK, there will no longer be a separate Embedded SDK product. Now all customers who have obtained MegaMatcher SDK will get cross-platform, embedded and mobile support for biometric systems on Windows, Linux, OS X and Android without the need to purchase additional embedded SDKs.
The addition of MegaMatcher Accelerator Development Edition to the MegaMatcher Extended SDK allows MegaMatcher SDK developers to create applications and solutions for MegaMatcher Accelerator using the same functionality and API as the MegaMatcher Accelerator Standard/Extended versions, although at lower matching speeds. Developing Accelerator-based products without need of a full version of MegaMatcher Accelerator Standard or Extended will greatly reduce costs for MegaMatcher Extended SDK customers.
Biometrical algorithm updates
Other changes in the product line include the VeriSpeak algorithm, which now allows for text-independent speaker recognition. In addition to the available passphrase recognition (text-dependent algorithm) in previous versions, VeriSpeak 2.0 includes a phrase-independent algorithm, which will allow for a wider range of application development.
VeriLook 5.4 has additional facial attribute recognition – smile detection, closed-eyes detection, open-mouth detection, glasses detection and dark-glasses detection,– that increases the potential application uses for the product.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0
The MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 software/hardware solution is available in both Standard and Extended versions. MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Extended Version offers the highest performance for applications that require extremely fast matching with a large volume of data. The Extended version of MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 is able to manage up to 10 million faces and achieve a speed of 100 million faces per second.
The fingerprint/AFIS and iris capabilities maintain the same features as MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0, with extremely fast matching speeds of up to 100 million fingerprints per second and up to 200 million irises per second. It can manage a database of up to 40 million fingerprints and 50 million irises. Multiple MegaMatcher Accelerators can be connected in a cluster to manage databases with billions of records for even higher volume applications. MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Extended Version runs on an HP ProLiant DL360p G8 server with 128 GB RAM.