Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology company Vuzix and Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC have announced 4G/5G capabilities for the iFalcon Face Control Mobile, the fully autonomous artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that is integrated with the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
With the latest update to version 2.0, the iFalcon Face Control Mobile — designed so law enforcement officers and security guards can screen crowds and match faces to a database — is now capable of managing hundreds of wearable devices and thousands of stationary cameras in a single interface.
“The world is changing and political, economic and even medical situations bring new challenges to police and security forces around the globe,” said Dmitry Doshaniy, General Manager at NNTC. “Authorities are turning to emerging technologies to address those issues [and] video analytics and facial biometrics are some of the best available response options.”
When a face is matched to a database via the smart glasses solution, an alert is shared with nearby security personnel and operational centers; and in 4G/5G areas the system can directly transmit video via the Vuzix Blade AR glasses to a central server for processing or face-matching.
The update also introduces GPS capabilities, allowing each field officer the ability to access information about locations, status alerts and situations from other team members.
“The overall design and see-through waveguide optics of the Vuzix Blade are critical must-have features for deployments into security operations,” commented Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “We’re excited about the iFalcon Face Control™ Mobile 2.0 release, which offers new functionality and features that will help unify security forces to monitor their communities using Vuzix smart glasses technology,” he added.
Additionally, through cooperation with Intel, the device is now also lighter, with one battery instead of two due to the improved efficiency of the upgraded 8th Generation Intel Core processor.