Animetrics Inc., a leading company in the field of sophisticated face biometric technology, has been named as the subcontractor to Stanley Inc. for developing an enhanced facial recognition surveillance system for the U.S. Army.
The surveillance system will be installed in vehicles of Fort Huachuca, the Arizona-based U.S. Army Intelligence Center. The surveillance system will use a telescopic pan tilt zoom camera that captures faces from around an area of the vehicle and match it with the recorded faces of terrorists from a watch list provided by the Army. Animetrics will develop this distinctive camera-based surveillance solution under a nine-month agreement valued at $1 million.
Kathy Debolt, the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence’s Deputy TRADOC Capabilities Manager for Biometrics and Forensics, revealed that biometric technologies play a crucial role in countering and defeating terrorism. Debolt added that the project will develop a powerful tool to protect American fighters in the war front and also offer security to state governments. He also said that the US Army is thrilled to be working with Animetrics and Stanley, who is a reliable technology provider to the Army Intelligence Center..
Paul Schuepp, CEO and President of Animetrics, reveals that this face recognition surveillance systems subcontract is the most important contract for Animetrics. Shuepp states that the company is prepared to enhance the capabilities of face biometrics in a difficult environment demanding matching of uncontrolled face imagery. He also commented that Animetrics’ patented 2D to 3D FACEngine technology is being used with terrorist watch list system incorporating Biometric Automated Toolset (BAT) of the Army already. The new biometric face recognition system will be an add-on to this system to develop a power security tool for American Army personnel.
Randy Brooks, Vice President of Stanley, adds that Stanley is also happy to have won the project contract with face biometric technology expert, Animetrics. Brooks agrees that the project will be an add-on for the tools developed for the Army Intelligence by Stanley. Stanley reveals that the mobile face recognition feature installed in vehicles is capable of leveraging the value of the Army’s watch list system based on BAT , which has proved its effectiveness in Afghanistan and Iraq.