Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices. Logon to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices will become both more convenient and secure as the technology replaces conventional passwords.
“Intel is driving exciting advances in security and biometrics,” said Manish Tangri, Director, New Business, Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation. “Our collaboration with Cognitec is a key ingredient in enabling secure yet easy-to-use, face-based authentication capabilities for consumers and enterprises.”
“Cognitec is proud of being selected by Intel for this important application of our technology,” said Alfredo Herrera, Managing Director of Cognitec. “Face recognition will enable the owners of millions of computers, tablets and mobile phones to protect their devices and access them conveniently and quickly without having to remember passwords.”
Cognitec Systems (cognitec.com) was founded in 2002 by a team of experts who recognized the growing need for software solutions in the field of biometrics. Our founders have been working on algorithms for the FaceVACS face recognition technology since 1995. Starting in 1996, government and industry customers have relied on the FaceVACS technology for a wide range of applications.
The development of our products and the growth of our company build on the extensive knowledge of our scientists and software engineers and their continuing dedication to deliver the best performance available on the market. We also offer consulting services and excellent technical support.
Cognitec's headquarters are located in Dresden, Germany. We opened sales and support offices in the United States and Australia.