Suprema announced the release of FaceStation, the world’s fastest face recognition access control terminal with patented adaptive IR illumination technology.

FaceStation is an IP based biometric access control terminal featuring facial recognition technology which identifies individuals from their facial image features. Conventional face recognition technology contains inherent weak points brought by lighting intensity and pose variation. FaceStation’s face recognition technology overcomes such weak points with advanced algorithm and its patented adaptive IR illumination technology. This breakthrough technology in FaceStation enables face image extraction process robust to various lighting conditions while achieving incredible matching speed (1:1,000<1second) which far outpaces all other face recognition devices in the market.

FaceStation also features live face detection technology by analyzing eye context from extracted images which distinguishes actual human face objects from imitated face images. Furthermore, FaceStation provides contactless, hands-free biometric authentication which allows more convenient and hygiene method than other access control technology.

“FaceStation will open whole new generation of face recognition, defying preconceived limitations in face authentication while delivering innovative features to meet growing expectations from markets,” said Young Moon, Vice President at Suprema.

FaceStation introduces entirely new way to design face recognition terminals. It features ideally angled front face to maximize its coverage on users’ height, and offers wide touch screen LCD to deliver clear images and messages with an wide viewing angle to users. The device provides auto detection mode with proximity sensor and customizable hot keys for various time attendance functions.

FaceStation offers array of high-end features including wide 4.3-inch WVGA touch screen LCD, dual-CPU processing (1.7GHz in total), videophone interface and embedded web server. By offering TCP/IP, PoE and WiFi features, FaceStation completes true IP access control concept which brings lower per-door costs with extra stability and scalability.

In addition, it offers comprehensive communication interfaces and relays. It allows flexible system design with TCP/IP, 2-channel RS485, RS232, USB and Wiegand interfaces. It also has multiple in/out ports, and for further expansion, optional external relay unit is available.

“I believe FaceStation will open a new era of biometrics. Face recognition is the most convenient and intuitive biometric technology. No touch, no privacy concern and no need for training. Just a glimpse at the device will open a door. I am sure there is no easier way of access control,” Young added. “Face recognition is no more a future technology you can only see in Sci-Fi movies.”

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