Logos Technologies Unveils Lightweight, Exportable Version of Kestrel Sensor

Logos Technologies this week is unveiling its new Kestrel KS-200 wide-area motion imagery sensor at the Army Association conference in Washington, D.C. The KS-200 is a lightweight version of the original Kestrel system, which has been deployed on aerostats with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2011. Logos says the 80-pound KS-200 delivers the same performance as the original systems. “The Kestrel KS-200 is also mounted on an aerostat for long-endurance ISR,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “And like the heavier Kestrel, it offers a 360-degree view of an entire city-sized area, simultaneously tracking multiple objects of interest both day and night.” The KS-200 is compatible with smaller aerostats and on larger aerostats it can be paired with a wider range of sensors and communications equipment without overtaxing the aerial platform, Logos says. It says the sensor can be flown with twin full-motion video cameras on the Army’s Persistent Threat Detection System aerostats. Marion says that with the KS-200 international customers can now have the same capabilities as the original Kestrel.

Levi’s Stadium Expands Use of Qylur’s Bag Screening System

Qylur Intelligent Systems says it has reached an agreement with Levi’s Stadium for a long-term deployment of the company’s Qylatron Entry Experience Solution at the stadium for a wide range of events. The Qylatron is a automated self-service entry system that combines fan greeting, ticket taking, and bag security screening for staff and guests. Deployment of the Qylatron to Levis’s Stadium, home of the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, was first unveiled in 2015. The system was initially used for daily stadium tours and then gradually expanded to catered events, employee screening, and finally to larger-scale events including international sporting events and concerts, Qylur says. The Qylatron was used at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and again at the Olympic Games there. Speaking of the deal with Levi’s Stadium, Lisa Dolev, CEO and founder of Qylur, says “Our collaboration signals the start of a transformation in venue security and operations in the United States. For too long, organizations have had to make a tradeoff between security and customer service, but Qylur’s technology innovations help resolve this conflict. With the Qylatron, venues can improve operational efficiencies and the guest experience and entry process together in ways that both makes security less invasive for attendees and fans, and creates new marketing value for the venue’s brand.” The Qylatron is a self-service pod enabling several individuals or more to use the system at once.

MorphoTrak Introduces Face Capture and Verification Device

TAMPA, Fla.Safran Group’s MorphoTrak business has introduced Morpho Face, an easily portable desktop or mounted face capture device for biometric verification in high volume. The relatively small unit—22 inches by 9-inches by 11-inches—contains multiple cameras for best quality face capture on the move or with pose. Activation doesn’t require active user cooperation and Morpho Face be used for one-to-one matching, one-to-many recognition and 3D face normalization. The company says that Morpho Face can be used with a passport, boarding pass, and chip-card readers, and can be integrated into an identity management solution.  The device is being used at Changi Airport in Singapore to verify an individual against his or her passport, a company official tells HSR. The portability of Morpho Face also enables it to be used in biometric air exit applications where operators may need to move the device from one gate to another, the official says. Morpho Face weighs 17-pounds.

Jenetric Introduces Compact Livescan Device

TAMPA, Fla.—Germany’s Jenetric last month introduced a smaller version of its LIVETOUCH Quattro four finger livescan device, the LIVETOUCH Quattro Compact. The compact device records flat and rolled prints and has been FBI-certified as a 10-print and FAP 60 device. Jenetric introduced the smaller and lighter weight Quattro at AFCEA’s Global Identity Summit. The company says the new device opens doors for new device concepts and applications, saying it can be integrated into mobile devices and allow the capturing of not just two but four fingers in parallel. The device can also capture electronic signatures for audit purposes. Jenetric has also added a neat user guidance feature for rolled prints, allowing an operator to more accurately roll an individual’s prints at the right pace. “We reduced the size, weight and energy consumption, and provide our customers with a tailor-made fingerprint scanner for portable identification kits and mobile devices,” says Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and CEOs of Jenetric.

HID Global Upgrades Lumidigm V-Series Fingerprint Reader

HID Global says it has added features to enhance its Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint reader. The added features improve accuracy and interoperable image transfer while quadrupling image capture speed of the embedded sensors and modules. “The key focus of biometrics has traditionally been on accuracy and security, but that doesn’t have to come at a sacrifice to speed and user experience,” says Paul Butler, vice president and general manager for Biometrics at HID Global. “The latest updates to HID Global’s Lumidigm V-Series provide a solution that builds upon our world-class performance and industry-leading liveness detection while simultaneously providing a more convenient experience to users.” HID Global is part of ASSA ABLOY.