Innovative Technology is now celebrating its newest biometric solution via a plug-in USB device: ICU Lite.
Press release.- Innovative Technology (ITL) has launched their latest biometrics solution – ICU Lite. A compact version of their ICU Pro, it enables you to add age verification & facial recognition-based functions to a machine via a convenient, plug-in USB device.
Using biometric technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, ICU Lite connects to your individual host machine or terminals such as kiosks, self-checkouts, or gaming machines.
Commenting on the new product Dr Andrew O’Brien, ICU Product Manager said,
“We are delighted to bring this product to market after a period of intense product development to create a compact biometric solution. Our ICU Intelligent Identification technology has been developed over a number of years and our ultimate goal was always to be able to offer high-quality biometric measurements in a low-cost, easy-to-use solution.
“ICU Lite is easily integrated into a host machine. You simply connect a camera to the Lite and plug the Lite directly into the host machine. All processing is done locally on the ICU Lite so no additional processing power for host machines is required, and an internet connection is only needed for set up and updates.
Functions include age verification, facial recognition, face-covering detection, and gender identification, and each ICU Lite can be customized with 2 of these functions depending on your specific need.”
Christian Czeskleba, Senior Business Development Manager for ITL commented:
“The benefits of ICU Lite are impressive. Installed at the machine level, it can be utilized in a variety of terminals such as kiosks, self-checkout, gaming machines, vehicles, or cash safes – anything with restricted access.
“It protects children from accessing age-restricted goods or services, staff from intimidation or abuse, identifies premium or excluded customers and allows authorized staff access to machinery, vehicles, or even safes.
“Lite can be used as a multi-factor authentication tool using 1:1 comparison to verify users’ identity, comparing ID photographs such as a passport or driving license to the person presented to the camera. It can also be utilized for financial services to assist with Know Your Customer (KYC) obligations ensuring customers are who they claim to be. Plus using gender identification, organizations can take advantage of targeted advertising.”
On the other hand, Dr Andrew O’Brien, added:
“This edge solution can transform your standard USB camera into a Smart Camera to intelligently identify your customers with a world-class level of accuracy and speed. Spoof detection comes as standard, and as with all ICU products configuration is via the user-friendly management suite. Facial recognition does not have to be complicated.
“ICU Lite makes these smart functions accessible to all in a compact, affordable solution. It has a one-off cost with no reoccurring charges making this an inexpensive way for any business to utilize the advantages of biometric. technology, no matter what their size or available resources.”