FEBRUARY 6--Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA; www.viisage.com) has introduced the ImageCAM--a secure video camera for the creation of high-quality picture identification cards. It consists of a 24-bit CCD color video camera assembly, a telescoping mounting rod, and a tabletop mounting base. Captured images are transmitted to a host computer via an RS-232 communications interface for card printing or digital computer processing and analysis. All image capture is accomplished through the keyboard for ease of use.
The system features autofocus and autozoom. An optional 8-bit gray-scale camera provides signature capture. There is also vertical retrace synchronization to provide real-time feedback to control illumination and camera positioning.
Viisage's technology is already used to produce more than 25 million digital identification documents in more than 1200 locations in 15 states and throughout the world. The company owns a significant share of the digital drivers' license market and plays a large role in the law-enforcement and social-services markets.
When coupled with Viisage's face-recognition database, FaceEXPLORER, ImageCAM can be used for data retrieval for fraud reduction and identity investigation relating to licensed drivers, benefit recipients, missing children, immigrant status, police use, and more. FaceEXPLORER can search millions of images in less than 10 seconds to ensure that individuals cannot fraudulently obtain multiple credentials under different names.