RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Aug 03, 2018

The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have developed.

IPVM has written about the difficulties of FST, another face rec software provider that failed, and also about some of the problems with facial recognition in general.

The goal of their initiative, RealNetworks says, is to make schools safer and they are doing it by offering to give facial recognition capability to every K-12 school in the U.S. and Canada--and they are doing it for FREE.

What is the solution? How does it work? How can they afford to do it? In this report, we examine RealNetworks' history and financial problems, their free and claimed cutting-edge facial recognition solution, where it came from, how it has been tested and what schools stand to gain.

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**** *** ******* ***** the ************ ** ***,******* **** *** ******** provider **** ******, *** **** ***** some ** *********** **** ****** *********** in *******.

*** **** ** ***** initiative, ************ ****, ** to **** ******* ***** and **** *** ***** it ** ******** ** give ****** *********** ********** to ***** *-** ****** in *** *.*. *** Canada--and **** *** ***** it *** ****.

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***********'* ********** *** ******* 10 ** ** ***** ago ** ***** ****** in ** *** ** Windows ***** ****** *** QuickTime (**** ******** ** 1991). *******, **** *******, Netflix, ****, ***., ***** is ****** **** *** RealPlayer.

*** ********** * ********* $*** million ********** **** ********* in ****, ***** *** **** their ******* ********* ***.

Poor **********

*******, **** ********** ***************, RealNetwork's ********** *** ****, with ********* ******* *** continued ****** ***** *******'* **** **-******:

*** ******* *** *** operating ******** **% **** the **** * *****, which *** ****** **** to ****** ***** *** losses *** ** *** expense ** ********* ********* revenue.

Why **** **** *** ****?

***** ***** ********* ********, it ** *** ******* why **** ***** **** to **** **** ***** giving **** ****** ***********. RealNetworks ********* ** **:

************ *** * **** 25-year ******* ** ********* free ******** ** **** build ********* *** **** healthy ********** *** *** businesses. ************ ****** ** contribute ** **** *** to **** ******* *****. This ********** **** ****. Right ***, ************ ** providing **** *** **** to *-** *******. ***** school ********* **** ****** needs, ************ **** **** with **** ** ******* the ***** ******** *** license.

********, ************ ***** **** that ***** **** ** free *******, ** **** as ** ****** ** the ****** ** ******* or ******** *** ** licensing ****.

**********, *** **** *** just * ***** ****** for ****. *******, ************' CEO *** ******,** * ******* ***** the *******, ****:

** ** ******** *** software, ** *** ******** do ** * ****, for ****. *** *** community ******** ** *** had * **** ******** experience **** **. *** that *** *********** ***** and **** ***** *** months ***** *** ******* of ******** ********... ** seemed ** ** **** we *** ********* **** actually ** ***** **** useful, *** **** ** the ****** ** **** were ***** ** *** not **** *** ********** customers ... *** *** every ****** ** *** country.

Commercial ******** ********

*** *** ***** ******* does **** ******** ***** to ***** *** ******** commercially:

**** ********* ** ** that *** ********** ****** is ********* *** **** 2018 *** **** ** available *************** ************* ************** ** "***-**, **** access, *** **** *********."

SAFR **** **** ***********

****'* '****' ****** *********** ******** includes ***** ***: '**** platform' ***** **** *** facial *********** *** ******* and ****** ****, ** shown ****** ************ *******:

**** *********** *** ******* ******* nor ****** ******* **********. However, ** ***, ********* to ****:

**** ** * ********** for ********** ****** ******* systems. **** ******** * customizable ****** *** *********** with *** *******, *** can ******* ****** ** API-based *********** ** ** analog ***********.

*** ***** ***** ***** the ******** ******* **** a ****** *** ** eye-height ***** ** * school:

**** ************** **** ** could ** **** ** a ***** ** ******** heights *** ********* *** we *** ********* ***** general ********** ***********:

* ******** ********* ** camera *** *** ***** from *** **** ****, so ** * ****** has * ****** ********* at **-** **** **** should ** **** ** see ***** ** ******** or ***********. ** **** successfully ****** ******* *** retail ** * ******* height ** ** ****.

****** ******* ** *** primary ******** *** **** for ****, **** *** devices **** ** ****** recognition ******* *** ********** stations. *** **** ****** would **** ********* **** the ******'* ****** ******* "so * ****** ***** be **** ** **** an ***** (“*******” ********* on ****** “***** ****”) with ** ****** (“****** Front **** ****”)"

***** ***, *** ******** is **** ********* *** Mac ******* **** **** resource ************. *******, ******* and ***** ******** *** planned *** *** ****. A ****** ******* ** deploy *** **** ****** recognition **** ******* *** Mac *** ** **** Pros ********** ** *** the ******* *** *********** existing *******. ***** **** a *** ******* *** be *** ** *** Pro ** **** ***, the **** *** ******** can ****** *** **** thousands ** *******. **** the **** *******:

Algorithm *** *******

************ ********* ***** *** algorithm *** ****** *********** which **** **** *** high ********, ******:

******* ****** *** *******, running, ** ***** ********* blocked, **** ********** ***** with ****** **.* ******* accuracy *** ******* ***** in *** **** (***), based ** *** ********** of ************* *********. ** addition, *** ************* ************’ ***** ********** to *** ******** ********* of ********* *** ********** (NIST), ****** ****’* *********** algorithm *** “**** *****” False ***-***** **** (****), placing ** ** *** of *** *****’* *** recognition **********. **** ** the ******* *********** ********* laboratory *** *** ****** States.

************ ****** ***** ********* will **** **** ** heavily ****-** ***** **** this *** ******** ** their *******:

How ** ******* *** ** *** *** ****** **** *** **?

******* ******* ** **** advantage ** *** **** software **** ****** *** * ********************* ** *** **** they ***, ** ****, a *-** ***********. ************' Senior ******** ******* ********** Mike *****, ********* **** the ******** **** ** free *** *** *** every *-** ****** ** the *.*. *** ******, all "******* *** ********* schools *** ********."

** *** *******, ************' Glaser ***** **** *** pilot ******* ** ********** Child *********** ****** (****) was ******** ** ** opt-in ******* *** ******* and **** ***** **** the ******* *** ******** their ***** ** **** they ***** *** **** school ******* **** *** face *** ******* ** the ****. ****** **** said **** ***** ****** be ******** ** ***** level ** ******** **** would ** ****** ** ongoing *********** ******* ******** parties--schools, *******, ********, *****, states, ***. ** **** same *******, ****** *** asked ** ***** ******** could ** **** ** racially *******. ** ********* that ***** ********* **** not ** ****** ** racial **************. ** **** that **** ******** ******, age, *** ********* (*******).

Where **** *** ********** *** **?

************' ***** **** **** though ******* ***** ******** their *** ****, *****, and *******, ***** ***** still ** * **** for *** **********.

**** ****** **** ***** security ********** ** ******* an ********** ******** ****** at ***-****** ** *** front **** ****. **** may ** ********** ** necessary *** ******* ***** security ******* *** **** been ********* ** **** places ***** **** *** tops ** ***** *** visible. ******** *********** *** also **** ** ****** a ******** ***** ** the **** ****** ** react ** *** “**** gate/door” ****** **** ****. For **** ***** ****** created **** ***** *** the ******.

** ****** ******** ** installing *** *********, ********** it *** ******** *** making ** **** **** still ** ********* *** the **********.

*******

***** *** *******'* ******* financial *** *********** ********** plus ***** *** ******** into ****** ******* *** video ************, ** **** not ** **** *** the *******. *******, * free ***** **** **** spur, ** ***** ****, adoption. *********, ** ** another **** ** *** growing ******** ** ********** companies ** ***** ****** recognition.

Comments (18)

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**** ** ***** ********** with ******** *****. ******* that’s ****** ***, *** there **** ** ************* coming ****.

********* ** ** ** earlier *******,************ **** ************* **** **** ********* with ******** *** ************ through ***** ***

***** **** ** * step ****** ************* ********** availability **** ************ ********* to **** ** *** original *********,******** ** * ***** VMS ****** **** ****** challenges, *** **** ********** a ***** ***** ********** step *** ****.

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***, ***** ***** ************? I ******* ******* **** page *** * ***'* see * ***** ****.

* *** *** *** screenshots **** ******* ***** is *******, *.*.:

* ********* *** **** a ********* **** **** lists **** *****, **** versions ********* *** **** depth ** *********** *** have.

** ******* **********, *******, Digifort *** * *** others. *** ****** ******* a ******* *** *** team **** ***** ***

***, ** *** ******* the **** *** * basic ******** **** "**** VMSes ** *** *******?" should **** * ***** public ******* ********* ****.

******: *** ****** *.*: RealNetworks ********* ****** ** Facial *********** ******** ********, *** ******:

******* *** **** *** was **** ******* ** have *** ** *** most ********** *** ****-**** Facial *********** ******* ** the ******. ** ***** out * *** ** our *********** *** **** a ******* ***** ****’** really **** ** *** demographic ** *** ********* and ****’** *** ****** as **** ** ****** as ******** **** ***** subgroups. ******* ** ***** SAFR **** * ************** diverse **** *** **** spanned *** *** ***** ethnicities ** *** *****, being ****-**** ** *** of *** *********** **********.

** ***** ************ ********. They ******* ****** ** comfortable **** ** ***** had ***** *********, ***** was **** ** *** we ******** ****, ** for ***** ********* ** 400 ** ** ****** using *** ****** **** just ******.

**’** ****** ********** ********. It’s ******** *** ******* and **** ******* *** robust ********** ******** *’** seen ***** *** ***** days ** ********* ** the *** ‘***.

** *** *** '***** had ***** *********' ****'* clearly ***** ** *** WSJ ****** ***** *** they ***** *** **** Networks ****** **** * photo (******* ** *** ******** detection ******).

**** ** * *********** pivot ** ************ *** been ****** ***** *********** **** ***** ******* **** *****:

****, ** ** *****: false ********* **** **** never ******* ** *** attention *** **** ********** installation.

***, ** *** ** a *** *******. *** was **** *** '******* to [*]*** *********'? ***** you *** ****, *** you ******* *** *** WSJ *** **** ** spoof *** ****** ** that ***?

** *** ******* ** different ******. *** ***** from *** ****** ****** to * ****** ************ for ***** ** *** unaware ** ***** ******** after *** **** ** so **** *** ******* installation. ****** ** ******* that.

**** *****'* ********* **** Milestone, **** **?

** ******, ** ****. As **** **, ***** VMSs

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