DRESDEN, GERMANY, April 10 /CNW/ - Cognitec Systems today announced that
the results of the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2006, a large scale
independent evaluation test of face recognition systems conducted by the U.S.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, first published on March 30,
2007, confirmed the outstanding performance of the Company's face recognition
The primary goal of FRVT 2006 was to measure progress of prototype
systems/algorithms and commercial face recognition systems since a similar
test conducted in 2002.
Of 22 companies and research institutes that participated in FRVT 2006,
only Cognitec and 10 participants could complete the large-scale tests, and
only Cognitec and one other company could deliver measurements in four
different test scenarios for still images and 2D/3D data.
Test results for FRVT 2006 also demonstrated that Cognitec exceeded the
goal specified by the Face Recognition Grand Challenge, which was to evidence
increased recognition performance by an order of magnitude as compared to
results measured during FRVT 2002. Similar to the 2002 test results, Cognitec
again delivered top performance in the majority of the tests, especially in
the more challenging tests that reflect common real-world scenarios.
While numerous performance assessments were made in FRVT 2006, including
assessments involving datasets containing high resolution imagery, by far the
largest dataset used pertained to low resolution imagery. Such low resolution
dataset is more representative of today's commercially available large-scale
face recognition applications, such as those used in search applications
within large passport or driver's license photo databases. Within this low
resolution dataset, FRVT 2006 test results clearly pointed to the superior
operational performance of Cognitec's system by demonstrating that the
Company's system had the lowest false rejection rate for the lowest false
acceptance rate. These results undoubtedly represent a marked, sizable
improvement over the already best-in-class results attained by the Company's
systems in 2002.
"We are very satisfied with the results achieved by our Company's
technology in FRVT 2006," commented Alfredo Herrera, Cognitec's Managing
Director. "These results further validate our robust technology and leadership
position within the face recognition market, as well as demonstrate our
capability to deliver superior products through world-class R&D capabilities.
Moreover, we remain committed to maintaining our technological leadership
position to ascertain that we continually meet the ever-changing needs and
operational challenges of our growing customer base through innovative and
best-in-class face recognition solutions."
Subsequent to January 2006, the algorithm submission cut-off date for
FRVT 2006 purposes, the Company has further enhanced the already robust
operational performance of its existing systems through measured and focused
R&D efforts. Specifically, Cognitec's latest search engine, currently
available to customers through certain of the Company's products, exhibits
considerably enhanced performance relative to strong lighting variations over
the Company's search engine tested through FRVT 2006.
Complete test results may be obtained from NIST under
Results shown from the Facial Recognition Vendor Test 2006 do not
constitute endorsement of any particular product by the US Government.
Cognitec Systems, with headquarters in Dresden, Germany, and offices or
subsidiaries in Herndon, VA; Miami, FL; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Hong Kong,
develops, markets and deploys the well-established and market-leading
FaceVACS(R) face recognition software to global customers and government
agencies. Cognitec's software experts have been developing face recognition
technology since 1995. In various independent evaluation tests, including the
Face Recognition Vendor Test 2006, FaceVACS(R) has repeatedly attained a
market-leading technology position.
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