Datastrip and Image Metrics announce partnership

February 2003 News

Datastrip, the UK-based specialist in 2D bar code technology, and Image Metrics, have formed a partnership to enable a face biometric to be held within a 2D bar code and reconstructed in photo-realistic form on a handheld device.

Image Metrics has developed a novel and unique core intellectual property 'Optasia', which uses an advanced statistical modelling technique to interpret images. Optasia's face reconstruction module enables a face to be encoded in as little as 400 bytes - leaving enough storage capacity for other biometrics. The photo-realistic quality achieved during reconstruction allows manual verification of identity where required.

Datastrip's 2D bar code allows users to store large amounts of data in a compact, machine-readable, tamper-proof code. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has selected Datastrip technology as a standard for machine-readable travel documents such as passports and visas.

"The partnership will enable Image Metrics' technology to be distributed by the existing worldwide network of organisations that utilise the Datastrip 2D bar code and reading devices," comments Dick Clark, vice president of Image Metrics Security Business Unit.

Steve Blackmore, managing director of Datastrip adds "Optasia's face reconstruction module offers Datastrip something truly unique. The applications for this ability will be truly global, and allow the use of the facial biometric in an easy to use, low cost environment - truly enhancing the security of identity related information".

For more information contact Sue Coutin, Datastrip 0944 0 1844 215 668,

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Quantum secret sharing
Issue 6 2020 , News
Wits researchers have demonstrated a new quantum approach for sharing a secret amongst many parties, setting a new record for the highest dimensions and parties to date.

Three cash-in-transit heists in half an hour
Issue 6 2020, Fidelity Security Group , News
Over the past six weeks the cash-in-transit industry has experienced a spike in the number of heists across the country.

Programme to assist smaller MSSPs
Issue 6 2020 , News
Networks Unlimited launches new MSSP partnership with SentinelOne to make endpoint defence more accessible.

Fake uniforms and using falsely branded security vehicle
Issue 6 2020 , News
On Monday 10 August, six to ten armed suspects driving what appeared to be a branded Fidelity ADT vehicle and wearing security uniforms entered a business park.

From the editor's desk: Covid consolidation
Issue 6 2020, Technews Publishing , News
The global security industry has seen quite a few high-profile mergers and acquisitions over the past year or two, with an even greater number of smaller companies that don’t get the headlines also merging, ...

ONVIF adopts open source development
Issue 6 2020 , News
ONVIF announced it is open sourcing its network interface specifications for physical security technology.

Hored networking solutions now in South Africa
Issue 6 2020, LD Africa , News
LD Africa is the sole South African distributor for Hored smart networks and smart transmission solutions.

Suprema wins SIA award
Issue 6 2020, Suprema , News
Suprema Airfob Patch wins Judges’ Choice Award from SIA New Product Showcase.

Digitisation during COVID-19
Issue 6 2020, PSIRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority) , News
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how business is conducted globally and PSIRA adapted to serve its community.

Datacentrix boosts security portfolio
Issue 6 2020 , News
Datacentrix has joined the Tenable Assure Partner Programme, strengthening its security portfolio with cyber exposure solutions from Tenable.