With strong government demand for the integration of two or more biometrics being combined in a security solution, Argus is looking to have its new face detection software (marketed as "Valencia") function with its iris recognition solutions as well as in a stand alone capacity.
The Valencia software emphasises those sections of the face that are less susceptible to alteration such as the upper outlines of the eye sockets, areas surrounding the cheekbones and the sides of the mouth.
The facial image requires 1-2 seconds of capture when the subject is voluntarily providing an image and 4-5 seconds in order, for example, to detect faces at a distance in a crowd.
Valencia is camera agnostic and can run on any standard video surveillance system.
However we recommend the Panasonic SDIII camera which we usually deliver as part of the Valencia package.
The Panasonic WV-CP480 series Super Dynamic III Plus cameras are equipped with Auto Back Focus (ABF).
When these cameras switch from color to B/W mode, the cameras automatically make micron-order adjustments in CCD position to achieve precise back focus.
The new Auto Back Focus (ABF) technology ensures delivery of clear, sharp, perfectly focused image 24-hours a day, automatically.
For Valencia this helps ensure a greater degree of constancy of the lighting conditions, in turn improving the speed of response and likelihood of a match.