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Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Business Management installs facial recognition system

The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), one of Sri Lanka’s leading tertiary institutions, announced on Monday that it has rolled out facial recognition technology. The system is being developed by NtechLab, a Russian facial recognition software provider, and is being implemented jointly with local tech company Green Orgro.

NIBM is the first educational institution in Sri Lanka to deploy facial recognition technology. The system is used for access control and attendance management. Facial recognition will allow students quick, contactless and convenient access to college.

“Today, facial recognition is the ultimate tool for ensuring safety and security. A physical pass can be forgotten at home or given to someone else, but it is impossible to enter the building by another person’s face. Modern facial recognition systems offer an accuracy of over 99.9%,” said NIBM consultancy director Dr Himendra Balalle.

“We are seeing great interest in our technology from educational institutions. Our access control and management systems, our attendance control systems and facial recognition when taking exams remotely have all become more interesting for the education sector in the context of online learning. line and hybrid formats after the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Pavel Borisov, Director. of sales and business development in South Asia at NtechLab.

Facial recognition technology enables governments and security services to act with greater speed and confidence. It uses high-accuracy real-time facial recognition in video streams. The images are compared to a database of wanted individuals. In case of correspondence, the platform immediately informs the police. The whole process, from someone appearing in front of a camera to receiving a signal from law enforcement, takes just a few seconds. This allows for rapid response to situations as they develop.

The technology can also provide commercial businesses, such as retail stores, showrooms and shopping malls, with richer audience analytics on visitor numbers, including segmentation based on gender and ethnicity. age, average length of visit and whether attendees are new or repeat visitors. Access control and attendance management systems are the most popular application of facial recognition technology.

About NtechLab

NtechLab was established in 2015. Based on its geographic footprint, it is one of the largest facial recognition system providers in the world. It currently operates in 23 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Europe, including Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand , Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. More than 400,000 cameras are connected to NtechLab’s global facial recognition software network.

Last year, following a $15 million investment from an international consortium of sovereign wealth funds, including those in the Middle East, the company announced the opening of its Gulf representative office in Abu Dhabi.

In 2021, NtechLab passed the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce.

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