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VeriLook Surveillance SDK Identifies Faces in Real Time
Neurotechnology, a provider of biometric identification technologies, announced the availability of its VeriLook Surveillance SDK, a software development kit for biometric face identification using live video streams from high-resolution digital surveillance cameras.VeriLook SDKWhereas other facial-recognition systems require the user to actively look into a camera, VeriLook Surveillance SDK enables real-time face identification from high-resolution digital surveillance cameras, whether mounted in airports, retail stores, on the street, or other locations where passers-by may not be looking into the camera. VeriLook Surveillance SDK also can be used for applications when a camera is mounted near an entrance, enabling fast, automatic counting and/or recognition of individuals as they pass through.

VeriLook Surveillance SDK processes face images in real-time video streams and matches them against an internal database, such as a watch-list of crime suspects or a list of authorized/un-authorized personnel. Recognized faces are tracked in all successive frames of video until it disappears from view. Face appearance, tracking, and disappearance events are reported to the system.

“VeriLook Surveillance SDK is a significant addition to our face identification technologies,” says Dr. Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. “The ability to use surveillance cameras to identify passive users provides a range of new applications for face identification, such as law enforcement, airport security, shops, and other commercial uses.”

VeriLook Surveillance SDK enables real-time face detection, extraction, and matching by providing embedded parallelization of all VeriLook functions for improved performance on multi-core, multi-processor systems with up to eight logical processors, says a representative. VeriLook Surveillance SDK supports a variety of programming languages and works with a range of high-resolution, digital surveillance cameras, including Prosilica GigE Vision cameras.

Both VeriLook Surveillance SDK and VeriLook 3.2 SDK enable the development of fast, reliable biometric facial identification systems for Windows and Linux platforms. VeriLook Surveillance and VeriLook 3.2 templates are compatible with MegaMatcher multi-biometric technology.

VeriLook Surveillance SDK is available through Neurotechnology or from distributors worldwide.

For more information, go to: http://www.neurotechnology.com/.

Wanna Develop iPhone Apps? Get in Line.

Apple Inc. has fallen behind in processing iPhone developer contracts, resulting in a backlog several months long and preventing new developers from selling their innovations in the App Store. The backlog threatens current iPhone app developers, whose current contracts are expiring, and those waiting for the approval of their first contracts.

Apple Inc. has fallen behind in processing iPhone developer contracts, resulting in a backlog several months long and preventing new developers from selling their innovations in the App Store. The backlog threatens current iPhone app developers, whose current contracts are expiring, and those waiting for the approval of their first contracts.

Apple previously processed developer contracts in roughly two days, whereas coders have revealed that the approval process now spans months, rather than days, according to AppleInsider and iPhone development boards.

The process is no different for free apps, which require less paperwork than commercial software solutions.

Industry pundits hypothesize that Apple staffers not only were ill prepared to handle the popularity of the App Store, but also lacked the foresight to develop an efficient system for renewing existing contracts.

Reportedly, software solutions that have been approved will remain in the App store even if their associated contracts run out. First-time developers, discouraged by the long and frustrating process, take little solace in this news, however. Many developers, lacking evidence that Apple is working swiftly to rectify the problem, are reevaluating their decision to author iPhone apps.

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