Manards’ rapid identity D300s are ‘the next big thing’
With the help of a massive database of the men’s and women’s faces, a facial reconstruction program and facial-recognition software, Manards is launching a new, “high-performance” facial reconstruction device, the Rapid Identity D300, for use by all businesses.
The company says the technology will make facial recognition “a breeze for any business”.
Manards, which also produces a high-performance digital camera, says it is “delighted” to be part of a “multi-billion dollar industry” that includes “the global largest facial reconstruction company”.
The D300 is part of Manards new Rapid Identity line of “high performance” facial-processing products, the company says.
Photo: Paul Jeffers The D700, which was unveiled at the 2015 National Beauty Awards, is the company’s first device that can work for both men and women.
It is currently in use at the Melbourne Men’s Centre, which Manards describes as “the largest facial centre in Australia”.
The Rapid Identity products are being used at restaurants, hospitals and beauty salons, including the Melbourne Beauty Salon, which recently received a $1.2 million grant from the National Cancer Council.
Manards says its D300 facial-facial technology is “the next step in the evolution of facial reconstruction technology”, and that its Rapid Identity “continues to evolve”.
It says its Rapid ID products are “comparable to the best facial technology” available today.
It says the Rapid ID system uses “real-time, real-time facial imagery”, while the D300 “has the capability to process images at up to 1,000 frames per second”.
Managers are also working on an updated Rapid Identity product that will be available for use at “all businesses”, Manards CEO Tim Bresnahan said.
Photo/Supplied “What the Rapid identity has been doing is creating a new world of facial recognition,” he said.
“The Rapid identity is a real-world facial reconstruction system, which is what enables the D700 and the D800 to be a real world product.”
Manards has a history of working with technology companies on facial-profiling technology.
Its Rapid Identity software has been used by banks, hospitals, the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Human Services.
It also recently made headlines when it became the first facial-identification system to be tested at the Australian Institute of Technology in Canberra.
Managers have said the facial-reconstruction technology would help improve the accuracy of facial portraits.
Man, a technology company based in New South Wales, has been working with a number of facial-analysis companies on its facial-scanning technology for years.
“Managers are already using this technology to help improve their image of their customers,” Mr Bresnnahan said, adding that Manards had been working on the Rapid Id system since “around 2016”.
“What we’re trying to do with Rapid ID is to make that a reality.”
Man’s technology is based on a new “face reconstruction system” which is “similar to the face-recogniser” developed by Apple, Mr Brest said.
The Rapid ID “facial reconstruction technology uses real-life facial imagery and is the same technology used in Apple’s FaceKit, which we are now using in our Rapid ID devices,” Mr Breton said.
It “is an exciting new technology to work with”.
Photo: Supplied “The idea is that in the future, when facial recognition technology becomes the default technology for all businesses, we can do a better job of getting the right data into the right hands,” Mr Bain said.
Man’s Rapid Identity system uses a real time, real time facial reconstruction algorithm.
Photo the Australian Business Traveller website The facial reconstruction software was developed by a team of engineering, computer vision and facial recognition experts at Man’s head office in New Zealand.
Man has said its facial reconstruction products are similar to Apple’s Facial Recognition System (FRS), which has been around for nearly a decade.
But its technology is different, it said.
This is a technology which can process images up to the 1,200 frame per second speed limit.
“It’s a facial recognition system that uses real time real-space facial imagery to generate a 3D reconstruction of the face,” Man said.
One of its features is that it is able to generate 3D images of faces that were “imaged at one time” and then “used in the context of the reconstruction.”
Mr Bretons facial reconstruction team said its technology was “the first in a series of facial technologies” that Man had developed.
Mr Bredton said facial- reconstruction technology was in its infancy at the moment.
He said it was still being developed, but he was confident it could “become the next big breakthrough”.
Mr Bresh said the company had a vision of “improving the way we work with our customers, our