CyberLink Corp. recently announced a partnership integrating its high-accuracy facial recognition software development kit (SDK), FaceMe®, into Advantech’s new FaceView industrial app. The integration empowers the app to perform real-time facial recognition and analysis of visitors’ gender, age and emotions for IoT applications in scenarios such as retail, hospitality, transportation and commercial building management, among others.

Advantech is recognized as a world leading IoT supplier, offering a wide range of industrial PCs, software services and IoT integrated solutions. Advantech’s FaceView app, developed for smart security and visitor analysis, provides fast, high-precision, scalable facial recognition and can extract data on visitors’ gender, age and emotions. The resulting data empowers businesses to better understand and serve customers such as VIP or loyalty program guests, as well as facilitate loss prevention and area security.

“We are proud to partner with Advantech in providing core facial recognition technology to FaceView that will unleash powerful capabilities such as tracking visitor traffic, analyzing customer demographics, identifying VIP visitors, and more,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “With FaceMe®, CyberLink is one of the world’s highest ranked providers of AI facial recognition, according to NIST’s authoritative Facial Recognition Vendor Test. Flexible, edge-based architecture makes it perfect to power solutions such as FaceView.”

“As AI is the leading technology in the development of industrial IoT, Advantech is working closely with CyberLink to develop an AI facial recognition industrial app,” said Miller Chang, President of Advantech Embedded IoT Group. “With CyberLink’s cutting-edge AI engine as the core system and Advantech’s Edge AI hardware platform, FaceView aims to realize intelligent visitor management and access control in the smart city domain.”

FaceMe’s® edge-based architecture empowers powerful, efficient processing, and higher levels of security compared to Cloud-based solutions. It supports more than 10 operating systems, including Windows, Android, iOS, and various Linux distributions such as Ubuntu x86, Ubuntu ARM, RedHat, CentOS, Yocto, Debian and JetPack. FaceMe® can run on low-power CPUs to enable facial recognition on cost-effective IoT/AIoT devices, as well as be integrated with high-end servers, workstations and personal computers equipped with GPU to provide highly efficient performance. FaceMe’s® high accuracy, flexibility and security makes it the leading facial recognition engine available on the market today.