|18 June, 2019

UAE's Law Enforcement Gets Helping Hand from AI-Powered Face Recognition System

Smart glasses with world's first autonomous mobile face recognition software to enhance safety; 50 pairs deployed across multiple security operations

UAE's Law Enforcement Gets Helping Hand from AI-Powered Face Recognition System

Dubai, UAE: Law enforcement and security operations in the nation have just received a tech upgrade. Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC has partnered with American firm Vuzix to supply security personnel in the UAE with the world's first-ever, fully autonomous AI-powered face recognition system — NNTC’s iFalcon Face Control™ Mobile.

50 Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, powered by NNTC’s trademark technology, have been deployed to multiple security operations. Engineered specifically for law enforcement officers and security personnel, the solution allows wearers to discretely scan faces in a crowd and compare them against a comprehensive offline database of violators, missing people and suspects.

“Our software employs a face recognition algorithm that has been ranked very highly in terms of its quality. After years of dedication and hard work, we’ve managed to achieve a level of accuracy that is practically unparalleled. The objective of this technology is to channel the potential of artificial intelligence and augmented reality to assist in law enforcement procedures,” commented Dmitry Doshaniy, General Manager at NNTC.

The independent Face Recognition Vendor Test conducted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recorded a True Positive Rating (TPR) of 97.45%, indicating a high percentage of accurate matches, and a False Positive Rating (FPR) of only 0.1% on a test database of over one million faces for NNTC’s face recognition algorithm.

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, which very closely resemble run-of-the-mill sunglasses, are embedded with an eight-megapixel camera. The glasses leverage the iFalcon software to detect up to 15 faces per video frame. The software is capable of identifying an individual in less than a second, and notifications regarding positive matches are sent to the see-through display embedded within the lens.

iFalcon Face Control also allows its wearers mobility: no data connectivity is required for the software to function; users can carry or wear a portable base station which connects to the glasses and stores a database of ‘watch-listed’ individuals. Meanwhile, notifications sent to the built-in display frees up the wearer to interact with people or perform alternative tasks.

“We are eager to see how the software assists in maintaining the safety of law-abiding citizens. This innovative technology can significantly boost the safety of the general public, particularly in crowded venues, and can identify potential threats. So far the response from our customers and the market overall has been extremely positive,” added NNTC’s General Manager.

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About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 153 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2019 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK, and Tokyo, Japan.  For more information, visit Vuzix website,  Twitter and Facebook pages.

About NNTC Company

NNTC is a solution provider, software developer and training services company established in 2015 in Dubai (UAE). The company focuses on innovations and digital transformation projects in the highly demanded areas such as Face Recognition and Video Analytics, VR and AR, AI & Robotics, Internet of Things, Drones and Building Information Modeling. NNTC is serving some of the largest government and private entities in the GCC region and have earned a reputation of a trusted solution provider and innovative technology expert.  For more information, visit NNTC website,  Twitter and Facebook pages.

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