December 1, 2015 – Lithuania’s Neurotechnology has announced the availability of the SentiVeillance 4.0 software development kit (SDK).
The firm has noted that the latest version has a new name and provides a number of enhancements over the previous (known as VeriLook Surveillance 3.1) that supports its use in a wider range of surveillance, security and public safety applications.
The new SentiVeillace provides real-time object detection and classification, biometric face identification of multiple people moving in different directions. It includes adjustable motion sensitivity for improved tracking of moving objects and detects if a person or object (such as a car) is crossing a line or entering or leaving apredefined boundary area. This data can be used by software programs to trigger alarms or send alerts to law enforcement or security personnel.
“The ability to create custom object classes, along with improved tracking of moving objects, gives the new SentiVeillance 4.0 SDK more flexibility to be applied in wide range of surveillance tasks.” said Dr. Raimond Laptik, surveillance research lead for Neurotechnology.
The addition of camera calibration for ground plane definition enables the SDK to calculate the area and speed of moving objects and allows users to create custom object classes, such as pedestrians, groups of people or vehicles, based on these paramenters. This enables SentiVeillance 4.0 to detect when people or objects enter zones or cross pre-defined boundaries in the wrong direction, making the SDK suitable for use in transportation safety applications, such as systems that set off alarms when someone gets too close to train tracks or when cars are about to make a wrong turn onto a one-way street.
The biometric identification capabilities in SentiVeillance 4.0 are based on the latest facial recognition engine from Neurotechnology’s MegaMatcher 6.0 product line. SentiVeillance can match face images against internal databases, such as authorized personnel or criminal watch lists, after which a SentiVeillance-based application can immediately trigger a report or alert for recognized (or un-recognized) faces.
Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification algorithms, object recognition technology and software development products. More than 2500 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology’s algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.
Neurotechnology’s identification algorithms have consistently earned the highest honors in some of the industry’s most rigorous competitions, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (FpVTE), the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX), the Iris Exchange (IREX) and the Fingerprint Verification Competitions (FVC).
Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 80 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity.