Perhaps it's a coincidence that Vuzix Blade's smartglasses look like the sunglasses a cop would wear, but a new partnership with an AI software company makes the wearable perfect for law enforcement.
The iFalcon Face Control Mobile System combines NNTC facial recognition software from Dubai with Vuzix blade smartglasses and a portable computer package as an integrated solution for police and security officials.
iFalcon detects up to 15 faces per video frame in less than a second and uses the on-board 8 megapixel camera, To identify faces and compare them to a database of up to one million unique faces stored on the portable computer.
The portable computer runs on an Intel i7 Core processor and includes a fingerprint scanner. The device has a battery life of 8 hours (enough for an average working shift) and a port to charge the blade.
"We are very pleased with the way the Vuzix Blade complements our hand-held face recognition solution, our customers love product design and product features, and as software developers, we value the flexibility, technical support, and pre-sale support Vuzix also has a solid vision for the product future that will provide us and the customer with trusted trust, "said Dmitry Doshaniy, General Manager at NNTC, in a statement .
While NNTC software can run on a wide variety of devices and cameras, the Vuzix Blade is ideal for field work and offers users a covert opportunity to scan objects near the wearer.
"The overall design and transparent waveguide optics of the Vuzix blade are important features that are essential for use in safety operations, and we are pleased that this customer is moving quickly from the other side." "Paul Travers, president and chief executive officer of Vuzix, announced that the system was unveiled at the summit of the Minister of Internal Innovation in Abu Dhabi in February." for about 50 Vuzix Blade units for use by security personnel in the area.
While the iFalcon system demonstrates the power of augmented reality technology to improve the efficiency of law enforcement and security forces, it also arrives in a climate where consumers arrive and privacy advocates are concerned about technology industry intervention into the privacy rights.
In other words, somewhere in this area there is a Black Mirror story. Or at least we should not hope.