Convergint Partners With SAFR to Add Facial Recognition Offering

The SAFR platform is billed as a compact facial recognition solution with the ability to be deployed on the edge and within cameras.

SEATTLE — SAFR from RealNetworks (Nasdaq: RNWK) announces a partnership with Convergint Technologies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Convergint will add the SAFR computer vision platform to its portfolio of integrated security solutions. The facial recognition platform for live video intelligence will be offered to the systems integrator’s U.S.-based customers.

The SAFR platform is billed as a compact facial recognition solution with the ability to be deployed on the edge and within cameras. SAFR’s focus on the ethical use of facial recognition technology makes it easy for customers to comply with existing standards such as GDPR, according to the announcement.

SAFR’s computer vision SDK and web APIs make it easy for companies like Convergint to provide integrations to meet the exact needs of any organization. From watchlists, to access control and perimeter protection, the solution can be deployed for a wide variety of use cases.

Customers own their own database and can manage opt-in/opt-out enrollment with a simple, but robust interface, according to the announcement.

“Convergint is a trusted supplier and service provider to many well-known customers in North America. By choosing SAFR as a preferred FR partner, they’ve made a commitment to their customers that builds on that trust, knowing that SAFR is designed with privacy in mind,” says Mitch Fagundes, sales and business development, SAFR.

Convergint is a global systems integrator with more 150 locations.

“We chose to partner with SAFR for many reasons, key among them is the trusted performance of their FR algorithm,” says Amir Shechter, executive director of advanced solutions for Convergint Technologies. “We look forward to working together with their team on innovation solutions that enable us to be our customers’ best service provider.”

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