OCTOBER 9--Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA; www.viisage.com) and its partner LAU Technologies have been selected to install Viisage FaceFINDER patented real-time face-recognition system at an undisclosed major US airport. This deployment is the first-in-the-nation use of face-recognition technology for airport security and will frame the design for the remainder of the market. The system is expected to be operational within the next 30 days and will be used to verify identities of domestic and international travelers and will also be used in a variety of other airport investigative and security applications.
Originally developed at MIT, Viisage's patented, accurate, nonintrusive, and cost-effective face-recognition technology is widely acknowledged for its speed in real-time applications, scalability for managing large image databases, and systems integration for complete customer solutions. Viisage's systems annually deliver, through 1500 US systems in 1200 locations in 15 states, more than 25 million high-quality and high-security digital-identification documents for government agencies responsible for issuing drivers licenses, social services cards, and law enforcement credentials.