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by / October 31, 1996 0
Don't I Know You...?
One-on-One from Identification Technologies International (ITI) is a facial recognition system for identification and verification of people, documents and transactions. A key feature is the storage of data on an enrollee's smart card, instead of on central severs.

Biometric criteria are used for the matching process rather than a simple image matching. The verification process does not use templates or neural networks. The system can accurately compare faces in three dimensions making it very accurate to distinguish and verify.

The One-on-One verification unit is made up of a camera assembly with an integral lighting source, an ITI configured Pentium PC including a frame grabber circuit board, interface cabling and the One-on-One system software.

For additional information contact ITI, 2655 LeJuene Road, Suite 703, FL 33134 Tel: 305-447-8919


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OrthoGIS
OrthoGIS from Vexcel Corp. is a precision GIS orthophoto software package that helps remove distortions from aerial photography caused by camera tilts and other variables. It is designed to work with any GIS environment and provides in-house user control of the orthorectification process.

OrthoGIS runs on standard UNIX and PC-based hardware platforms. The Windows NT version is priced at $2,950. For more information Contact Ron McCoy, Vexcel Corp., 2477 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301 Tel: 303-444-0094x229


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You Look Familiar...
Identi-Kit III is a facial composite software package developed by Smith & Wesson. Loaded on a laptop computer it provides on-site facial composites, while the suspect is still fresh in the mind of a witness. Equipped with enhanced imaging tools such as painting, shading, drawing, moving and reversing, it creates fast and accurate facial composites of the suspect as described by the witness. The composites could then be stored or distributed nationwide with the use of internal fax modem or hard copy.

The system requires: IBM desktop/PC Compatible, 80386 CPU, 4 MB RAM, (8 MB RAM when operating in Windows or logged into a network), 20 MB Hard Disk, 1200 Baud or faster Modem, Class 2/Group 3/9600 Baud send rate Fax.

For additional information contact, Thomas Searls, Blue Heron Communications, 124 West Main Street, Norman, OK 73069 Tel: 405-364-3433


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Great Computer Wall of China
China is using RGB Spectrum's ComputerWall multi-screen display controllerTo monitor its telecommunications. The control room is equipped with a giant display of 10 Electrohome Marquee 8000 CRT Projectors with 72'' DNP rear screens, arranged in a 2x5 configuration. The display information may be either line-doubled video or screens from any of over 20 computers, including Hewlett-Packard 700 Series workstations, Sun Sparc workstations, and PCs. Each image can be displayed on a single screen or enlarged and split over four screens.

The new control center for the Provincial Telecommunications Authority (PTA) in China's Hubei Province is the first of a series of new provincial telephone switching systems that will modernize telecommunications in more than 20 provinces in China.

For additional information contact RGB Spectrum, 950 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501 Call:510-814-7000


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Bridge Deck Inspection on the Fly
It's not an RV with a snout, but a bridge and highway inspection device, based on technology used in the Gulf War to locate land mines. The technology -- developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- is called dual-band infrared computed tomography. It can detect early cracks and corrosion in bridge decks by their heat signatures.

It does not require closing lanes, but maps structural defects in 3-D and can be vehicle or helicopter/aircraft mounted.

For additional information contact Craig Savoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, CA 94551-9900 Tel: 510-422-1100


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Remote Image Capture
Kodak's Megapixel Imaging Technology Camera System (MITE) is designed for remote image acquisition applications. Images captured from airplane, satellites or at sea are well suited for a variety of government applications such as surveillance, city planning, agriculture, environmental and mapping.

MITE features a 30-frame-per-second, progressive scan, fully digital camera with low noise electronics and precision optical gimbal. For further information contact Ted Lund, Stackig, 7680 Old Springhouse Road, McLean, VA 22102 Tel: 703-761-9701


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Roll Your Own CD-Recordables
The Perfect Image Producer manufactured by Rimage will allow users to automate recording and surface printing of unique CD-Rs or replicate multiple CD-Recordables in an unattended environment. The turnkey system will enable users to create CD-Rs on demand for data-intensive applications.

The Automation Station houses a 4X CD recorder, transport robotics, and a thermal-transfer surface printer housed in a compact enclosure. The control center is a high performance PC which ensures uninterrupted data flow. The package also includes Rimage's proprietary software that manages the Automation Station premastering, recording and surface printing functions.

Optional Automation Protocol software enables network users to manage multiple recording jobs from any node on the network.

For additional information contact Rimage Corp., 7725 Washington Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439 Tel: 612-944-8144


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Evacuation Hood
In spite of the warnings about putting plastic bags over one's head, the EVAC-U8 Emergency Escape Smoke Hood can provide the user with a 20-minute supply of safe filtered air. Built into the canister is a multi-stage, air purifying, chemical catalytic filter that removes carbon monoxide and other deadly gases. The hood resists up to 800 F. temperature, protecting eyes, head and neck from heat without reducing visibility or hearing.

For additional information contact Mary Anne Swearingen, Brookdale International Systems Inc., P.O. Box 3768, Blaine, WA 98231-9806 Tel: 817-334-8377




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