Taipei, Taiwan — March 4, 2019 — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer in AI and facial recognition technologies, announced a strategic partnership with IEI Integration Corp., enabling the FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine on IEI’s industrial computers. The joint solution brings CyberLink’s industry leading facial recognition technology to more smart AIoT devices across multiple industries and scenarios, such as retail and security.
The partnership allows FaceMe® to seamlessly integrate with IEI's FLEX-BX200 AI modular box PC, supporting AI acceleration on the Mustang-V100-MX8 VPU (video processing unit), and providing rapid, deep neural network computing. Compared to a pure CPU solution, the acceleration achieved from the VPU integration with FaceMe® provides 17.4x the performance in facial recognition with significantly reduced power consumption.
"The demand for facial recognition is booming. Driven by the need for the latest IoT and AIoT innovations, FaceMe® is now compatible with most mainstream operating systems and IoT/AIoT hardware, facilitating multiple value-added solutions," said Mei Ku, CyberLink's COO. "The collaboration with IEI optimizes performance of the FaceMe® engine across edge devices, creating flexible solutions for various scenarios within retail, home, security and public safety sectors."
"IEI is a leading brand in industrial computers. Our products are designed for deployment to match the needs of various industries, including factory automation, networking, national defense, building security, public safety, road traffic and medical solutions," said Don Yu, senior associate VP of IEI.” This partnership enables facial recognition to run on a FLEX-BX200 AI modular box PC using Mustang-V100 Intel® vision acceleration designed with the Intel® Movidius™ VPU. IEI provides a complete solution for AI edge computing and helps our customers establish a wide range of smart solutions leveraging the latest advancements in facial recognition, such as FaceMe®."
Powered by deep learning and neural network algorithms, CyberLink's FaceMe® is one of the most precise and flexible, facial recognition engines available on today’s market. In a recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), CyberLink's FaceMe® engine ranked 12th among all test participants in FRVT 1:1 (WILD 1E-4), reinforcing its position as a leader in facial recognition technology.
The NIST FRVT WILD 1E-4 dataset consists of a wide variety of extracted facial data from surveillance footage and photos across a range of real-world situations, including different angles, poor lighting or partially covered faces, mimicking a multitude of different environments and settings where systems are required to precisely identify individuals.
About IEI Industrial Corp.
IEI Integration Corp. builds up the business as a leading industrial computer provider, and turns to artificial intelligence and networking edge computing. IEI's products are applied in computer-based applications such as factory automation, computer telephony integration, networking appliances, security, systems, and in fields like AI, IoT (Internet of Things), national defense, police administration, transportation, communication base stations and medical instruments. IEI continues to promote its brand products as well as serving ODM vertical markets to offer complete and professional services.
IEI has alliances with Intel, Microsoft and Amazon to offer a complete intelligent system with various options, including types of hardware devices, different operating systems, multiple applications, private/hybrid/public cloud computing, and data storage and security for developing integrated solutions, collaborating new applications, and expanding the markets.
IEI strives to achieve the ultimate aim of IoT and AI, and to create comfortable and convenient living spaces for human beings by using advanced technologies. For more information, please visit https://www.ieiworld.com/.
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is the world leader in multimedia software and AI facial recognition technology. CyberLink addresses the demands of consumer, commercial and education markets through a wide range of solutions, covering digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, livecasting, mobile applications and AI facial recognition.
CyberLink has shipped several hundred million copies of its multimedia software and apps, including the award-winning PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, and PowerDVD.With years of research in the fields of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, CyberLink has developed the FaceMe® Facial Recognition Engine. Powered by deep learning algorithms, FaceMe® delivers the reliable, high-precision, and real-time facial recognition that is critical to AIoT applications such as smart retail, smart security and surveillance, smart city and smart home.
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