SAFR from RealNetworks Signs Agreement with NTT Docomo
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SAFR from RealNetworks Signs Agreement with NTT Docomo

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 8, 2021

SAFR from RealNetworks has signed a reseller agreement with NTT Docomo to deliver SAFR's highly advanced AI-based facial recognition software.

FREMONT, CA: The leading face recognition platform for live video, SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc., has recently signed a reseller agreement with NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, to deliver SAFR's highly advanced AI-based facial recognition software. Previously, the two businesses collaborated on access control and security solutions for a large building, a hospital, and a robot. The firms seek to expedite enterprise security and access control deployments using NTT Docomo's 5G infrastructure and SAFR facial recognition, depending on the new agreement.

SAFR's effective design produces high-speed results, allowing for more simultaneous face detections across 5G networks with low latency. Due to SAFR's modest footprint may be placed on less expensive edge compute platforms for many applications such as access control, watch-list-based surveillance, business intelligence, and demographic analysis. Without retaining any personally identifiable information, businesses can get real-time stats from age, gender, and sentiment analysis. The solution may be readily integrated into a multi-factor authentication system and assist online payment processing and other similar scenarios.

"We are happy to have this new reseller agreement with RealNetworks," said Hisakazu Tsuboya, SVP NTT Docomo. "It will provide new options for our customers by offering accurate, high-speed AI facial recognition capabilities in concert with our existing products to solve complex challenges for access control and surveillance while providing actionable business intelligence."

SAFR's computer vision code is one of the smallest and most effective facial recognition, making it simple to integrate into edge devices. SAFR's most recent version (v 3.5) now includes liveness recognition, which helps prevent fraudulent access via images and videos that could enable access to less secure systems. NTT Docomo picked SAFR because of its high accuracy and capability to efficiently handle access and security for Japan's significant national workforce.

"SAFR is very pleased to announce this reseller agreement with the largest mobile service company in Japan - NTT Docomo," said Noriaki Takamura, VP, APAC, SAFR. "This agreement will accelerate the security and access control digital transformation for enterprise customers utilizing Docomos high-speed, low-latency 5G network with a low-bias, proven, AI computer vision platform."