LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This morning, Trueface announced being awarded its third contract from the Air Force's AFWERX and Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, satisfying their need for frictionless access control to inhibit the spread of COVID-19 through physical contact by implementing facial recognition ingress on-base.
The Trueface solution will instantly identify individuals at Eglin Air Force Base and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst who have been cleared to access the installations without the need for physical contact with Security Forces Squadron or other host units, thus preventing the spread of communicable viruses like the novel coronavirus.
The addition of Trueface technology at Eglin AFB will add a layer of security that a human just can't do. Trueface's facial recognition will cross-check every person coming on base with the National Crime Information Center database. Additionally, the touchless entry for base access prevents the spread of COVID-19 or similar viruses while expediting access to Eglin AFB and reducing traffic congestion. We look forward to fielding Trueface technology at Eglin AFB.
As an American-made company, Trueface has been honored to partner with the Air Force on past Phase I and Phase II deployments to make their installations safer and smarter. The Trueface team is enthusiastic about the opportunity to affect the mission and empower the 87th Security Forces Squadron and the 96th Test Wing with frictionless access control capabilities, which will also result in reduced traffic congestion at entry points, improving the everyday ingress process for airmen and visitors alike.
During unprecedented times such as these, it can be difficult for government entities and businesses alike to balance biosecurity and physical security priorities. Solutions like contactless access control via facial recognition can satisfy both priorities simultaneously and encourage a safe and secure environment for all. Trueface CEO Shaun Moore commented, "We are proud to be playing our role in helping our Armed Forces reopen safely and responsibly." Trueface technology is currently being optimized to ensure compliance through recognizing an individual's face even when a mask is being worn.
Trueface teaches computers to see like humans, interpreting the data they ingest. Once trained to understand the visual data in question, computers help businesses and agencies make instant decisions, allowing businesses to cut costs and agencies to redistribute human capital to higher-functioning tasks.
As a leader in computer vision, Trueface focuses on achieving equal performance for all without compromising speed, achieving a top ten ranking in the NIST FRVT test. On-premise technology allows for flexible deployments within clients' environments on hardware, in their cloud, at the edge, and even offline. Trueface is committed to the responsible deployment of computer vision technology and ensures their businesses and their customers are benefiting from the advancements of artificial intelligence.
About AFRL and AFWERX
AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 20.R, the Air Force has begun offering 'Special' SBIR topics that are faster, leaner, and open to a broader range of innovations.