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December 13, 2012

SkyBiometry Officially Launches to Provide Cloud-Based Biometric Software- as- a- Service

As a spin-off of Neurotechnology, earlier this week, a new company providing cloud-based biometric Software- as- a- Service (SaaS (News - Alert)), SkyBiometry, was officially launched. Neurotechnology is a provider of precision biometric identification, object recognition and computer vision technologies.

Based on a facial recognition algorithm from Neurotechnology, SkyBiometry introduced a free, cloud-based face detection and recognition API in conjunction with the corporate launch. This is an underlying technology behind many commercial facial recognition products around the world.

“With this launch, we’re pleased to provide cloud-based biometric products and services. The flexibility and scalability of the SaaS delivery model, together with trusted and proven computer vision technology, creates unique advantages in helping to solve our customers’ business needs,” said Denis Kocetkov, CEO of SkyBiometry.

Giving developers who are new to facial recognition a no-risk opportunity to explore the technology, the SkyBiometry face detection and recognition API, is available for free.

Additionally, to be able to continue working with a compatible API, this will provide the large group of developers who have invested time and money in creating applications based on the discontinued Facecom API. Moreover, for those who require a more robust offering, and require more than 5000 API calls per month, SkyBiometry has announced monthly subscription plans along with the free service.

The identification of humans by their characteristics or traits is referred to as biometrics. As a form of identification and access control, biometrics is used in computer science. Individuals in groups that are under surveillance can also be identified through biometrics.

Often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics, biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. A physiological biometric would identify one's voice, DNA, hand print or behavior. Including, but not limited to typing rhythm, gait, and voice, behavioral biometrics is related to the behavior of a person.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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