Combining visual and IR face recognition

Issue 7 2020 Access Control & Identity Management

Suprema announces the introduction of the FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The new multimodal biometric solution delivers authentication accuracy and anti-spoofing performance by the fusion of visual and infrared face recognition technology. The FaceStation F2 can also be combined with Suprema’s thermal camera to detect users with high skin temperature and features mask detection capabilities to help prevent the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.


“Suprema continues to develop new and innovative identification and authentication solutions that address emerging challenges affecting the overall security and health of personnel and business operations,” said Young Moon, CEO of Suprema. “Our new FaceStation F2 provides the mission critical identity management, and health and safety capabilities that organisations need today to get employees back to workplaces.”

The FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal optimises IR and visual face recognition to produce exceptional authentication results, achieving an extremely low false acceptance rate (FAR) of 1 in 10 billion. FaceStation F2’s unique deep-learning fusion algorithm provides leading face recognition and anti-spoofing performance, regardless of user ethnicity and face changes. The innovative multimodal solution offers various means of authentication including contactless facial recognition, mobile credential, fingerprint and card. It also supports the Access-on-Card feature that enables identification with biometric data saved on cards. With a massive memory capacity, FaceStation F2 can register up to 100 000 users’ fingerprints or 50 000 users’ face data.

The unit’s on-board analytics can also automatically screen and notify when an individual is not wearing a mask in areas where facial masks are mandatory. This screening feature can be used in conjunction with face recognition as the FaceStation F2 is able to recognise faces with masks without sacrificing accuracy. FaceStation F2 also offers remote enrolment that allows user registration by uploading profile photos, reducing physical contact and improving convenience and safety.

The new FaceStation F2 is built on the highly secure Android platform and encrypts all biometric credentials to help best protect the individual’s personal information from cyber theft.

“We are excited to add this new product to our already extensive portfolio of Suprema devices,” said Walter Rautenbach, managing director of neaMetrics – the distributor of Suprema in southern Africa, “We believe that it addresses many of the current needs recently brought about by COVID-19.”

Availability is expected around November this year.


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