USB Camera with integrated Facial Recognition Software comes to market

Sensible Vision, the innovator of continuous authentication, and Digi International announced the integration of Sensible Vision's FastAccess facial recognition software with Digi's Watchport high-performance USB cameras. The Watchport/FastAccess bundled solution gives organisations continuous information protection with fast and accurate authentication and eliminates cumbersome passwords and security procedures.

"We are pleased to be adding the intelligent facial recognition of FastAccess to our Watchport cameras," said Stephen Popovich, Vice President of Business Development at Digi. "We continue to see increased interest in biometrics as a seamless and transparent way to secure and monitor computers and workstations in a wide range of applications – from retail to healthcare environments. The intelligence of the FastAccess software to accurately recognise authorised users and eliminate passwords is a perfect fit with our high-performance cameras."

"Working with Digi's Watchport cameras adds great value to our FastAccess software," said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. "The precision of Watchport's award-winning camera technology is ideal for environments that require more advanced and sophisticated video input. When combined with FastAccess' quick and accurate authentication, we offer a compelling solution that effectively delivers workflow optimisation and robust security."

Digi's Watchport commercial-grade USB cameras are ideal for mission-critical applications such as kiosks, automated teller machines, ID badging, building security, point-of-sale applications and mobile computing. Features such as exceptional low-light sensitivity and a variety of replaceable lenses boost performance and make the cameras even easier to integrate into commercial applications.

Sensible Vision's FastAccess is a powerful yet simple solution that replaces a user's password with their face. Using patent-pending biometric facial recognition technology, FastAccess automatically and continuously authenticates user log-in and instantly secures the computer when the user leaves.

This virtually eliminates login passwords, makes the computer significantly more secure and easier to use, and strengthens access control auditing for privacy and identity management policies. Advantages include:

• No More Unsecured, Unattended Computers: Computers instantly secure themselves when users step away.

• Better User Productivity: Users can focus on their jobs rather than time-consuming and frustrating processes of constantly entering passwords or other authentication procedures.

• Improved Access Control and Auditing: Provides an accurate audit of computer and network access for business and regulatory compliance – a true audit log of who's been at the computer and when.

• Simple Setup and Administration: Unlike other security and biometric solutions, no special enrollment procedure is needed. Administrators can configure FastAccess locally or remotely through Microsoft's Active Directory.

The Watchport/FastAccess bundle, which includes one Watchport/V3 USB camera and one FastAccess facial recognition software license, is available now for the list price of US$394.00. Additional offerings for other Watchport camera models will follow.