Viisage Technology Provides Face-Recognition Technology for Security At Raymond James Stadium.Business and Technology Editors
LITTLETON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2001
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• • [ in Tampa and in Ybor City, Florida. The system was in place from January 21 through January 28, 2001, to monitor potential criminal activities during the sporting events and related activities at the two locations.
In cooperation with the Tampa Sports Authority Sports Authority is the USA's largest full line sporting goods retailer. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. It operates over 400 stores in 45 U.S. states under the Sports Authority name. Total sales for the fiscal year ending January 29 2005 were $2.44 billion. , Graphco Technologies (G-TEC) also partnered with Raytheon Company's (NYSE NYSE
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Uniformed officers are deployed on a four days on, four days off work cycle, with an average of twelve officers per squad District One and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Viisage provided FaceFINDER(TM), its industry-leading face recognition surveillance technology. Viisage also provided the project with image acquisition and integration technology and services.
Tom Colatosti, Viisage president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. said, "Places where large crowds are present, such as sporting events, are tempting targets for all types of mischief, criminal behavior and larger threats. Using patented Viisage technology, G-TEC has introduced a new generation of tools for law enforcement officials to more effectively and non-intrusively provide for public safety. As an integral partner in the project, Viisage Technology provided G-TEC with the industry's leading and most robust face-recognition technology."
Viisage Technology's FaceFINDER(TM) software drives the FaceTrac(TM) surveillance and identification process. Viisage's face-recognition technology is also deployed in the world's largest image database for surveillance and investigative applications.
During the week of January 21, G-TEC deployed the FaceTrac(TM) system throughout the Raymond James Stadium to detect and identify individuals who are wanted or suspect, and may present a danger to the public. Using standard cameras to recognize human faces during entry to the sporting event, FaceTrac(TM) continuously compared faces in the incoming crowd to an extensive, customized database of known felons, terrorists and con artists provided by multiple local, state and federal agencies. A law enforcement task force of local, state and federal agency personnel monitored the system. Once individuals were matched with photo files in the database, officers of the joint task force, circulating throughout the complex, could be dispatched immediately to make possible arrests, quickly and discreetly.
Colatosti added, "The successful performance of our face-recognition technology, in this, the most challenging of physical environments, opens a new era for widely deploying the technology to a myriad of existing and new applications that will improve personal security and convenience."
G-TEC, headquartered in Newtown, PA, develops, manufactures, and markets secure database and secure communications systems worldwide. G-TEC combines information sharing See data conferencing. , biometric authentication, secure access, and secure data facility technologies to provide technical infrastructure and applications in support of public and private law enforcement, corporate security, manufacturing, and secure web-enabled virtual communities. G-TEC's Intrapol Analysis Center offers secure-access data storage, sharing, and secure virtual community systems to corporate and law enforcement entities at the local, regional, state, national and international levels. Graphco Technologies is located on the World Wide Web at www.graphcotech.com.
Viisage Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VISG), Littleton, Massachusetts, is a world leader in biometric face-recognition technology and in digital identification solutions. Viisage's face-recognition technology is widely recognized as the most convenient, non-intrusive and cost-effective biometric available. Viisage's patented face-recognition technology, originally developed at MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology , and its systems integration and software design capabilities, improve personal convenience, privacy and security while deterring identity theft and fraud.
FaceEXPLORER(TM), Viisage's technology for image retrieval and analysis, is recognized for its leadership technology performance in real-time and large-database applications. FaceEXPLORER is deployed in the world's largest face-recognition application with a database of more than 6 million images enrolled and growing by 15,000 new images per day. The product family of face-recognition applications also includes: FaceNET(TM) for Internet and e-commerce security; FacePIN(TM) for point-of-sale transactions verification; FacePASS(TM) used for physical-access control; and FaceFINDER(TM) for surveillance and identification.
Additionally, Viisage's systems annually deliver, through 1,500 U.S. locations in 13 states, more than 20 million high quality and high security digital identification documents for government agencies responsible for issuing drivers' licenses, social services cards and law enforcement credentials.
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