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SALTO acquires face recognition company Cognitec Systems


March 9, 2022
By SP&T Staff

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SALTO Systems Tuesday announced the acquisition of automatic face recognition technology provider Cognitec Systems.

Founded in 2002, Cognitec is based in Germany with offices in Australia, Spain, and the U.S. The company’s technology delivers identity, privacy and security policy implementation, according to a press release. Its portfolio includes solutions for face image database search, recorded video investigation, real-time video screening and people analytics, border control, ICAO compliant photo capturing, and face image quality assessment. The company’s flagship FaceVACS algorithm has been validated by NIST (National Institute for Standards & Technology) performance tests.

Cognitec has customers in more than 50 countries, including the German Border Police who use the company’s technology to facilitate automated passport checks and biometric photo capture within the European Entry-Exit System (EES).

“Working with Cognitec gives SALTO the opportunity to integrate emerging biometrics, face recognition, and artificial intelligence technologies into our group products and platforms to create new solutions and services that benefit all of our clients,” said SALTO Systems chief technology innovation officer Marc Handels in a statement.

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