NOVEMBER 16--Visionics Corp. (www.visionics.com), a leader in identification systems and technologies, is collaborating with WeSpot AB (www.wespot.com), a subsidiary of Sweden-based C Technologies AB, to port the capabilities of its FaceIt engine onto the WeSpot camera platform. WeSpot intends to have the new system available for delivery in 2002.
The WeSpot camera platform is designed to register specific incidents, such as intrusion, and to trigger an alarm. The camera has a built-in processor, enabling the delivery of facial-recognition capabilities at a cost significantly lower than a traditional setup. The integrated facial-recognition component brings the processing functions directly to the camera itself, thereby enabling broad market applications, such as home-alarm notification, access control, and retail and airport security.