RealNetworks SAFR Facial Recognition Profile

By Sean Patton, Published Sep 25, 2019, 10:56am EDT (Info+)

RealNetworks entered the surveillance market by giving away their analytics to schools for free, and is now targeting large commercial users with their live face recognition analytics, SAFR.

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Comments (4)

Having tested this in several environments, it works extremely well, outperforming several others in similar environments.

what seems to be unique is the way it still identifies people even if the ‘seeded’ image is only partial or very old!

I took a photo of our baby’s 6 month old photo(which was in a glass frame) and it identified him at 2.5 years old!

I’ve used non-posed photos to seed the database, similar to those from social media and it identifies those subjects too!

zero false positives (so far) ticks my list!

I’ll be running some test footage of crowded scenes through it soon so more to follow.

I neither work for Real/SAFR or an organisation with distribution rights

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I've been playing with ours for over a year. We still haven't implemented it, but I can tell you that the Stranger Detector mode is my favorite.

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the Stranger Detector mode is my favorite.

Sergio, thanks, can you elaborate on that? I know what stranger detector is but curious how well it is working for you?

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Real Networks CEO talked about SAFR on its Q3 2019 investor call recently. Net/net - they are bullish on it and have a few anecdotes but not clear how much they are actually selling and are lowering expectations, emphasizing long sales cycles:

We believe that SAFR remains our largest long-term growth opportunity... Our primary focus today with SAFR is four specific security related verticals. Airports, Public Safety, Retail and Casinos. We are primarily reaching these markets through partners and integrators.

The notable downside is that it typically increased the length of time...

our early customers are also quite global, and include one of the 10 largest banks in Brazil, SK Telecom in South Korea, NRT which is a leading US-based FinTech gaming service company and law enforcement agency in the City of Calcutta, India. Another high-profile successful employment of SAFR also came in India when SAFR was deployed to help secure Indian Prime Minister Modi's Independence Day speech at Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2019.

I did not see any revenue guidance or clear indicators of how significant revenue from SAFR is. They could certainly argue that it is early so it will be interesting to see if they start registering big wins early next year.

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