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 A local Maryland business, Acagi, unveils its real time facial recognition technology.

Acagi Inc. of Frederick MD had shown its facial recognition technology can be mounted on weapons and other platforms and used to identify potential terrorists. Recent trials were favorable. 

 

Facial recognition technology is increasingly important at airports and border checkpoints. But it may be coming to the battlefield as well. 
USA Today Reports on Maryland's News: ACAGI
"ACAGI Inc. hopes to make a military breakthrough by combining face-recognition software with assault rifles. The company says its invention would enable a soldier to know whether the face in his sights is among those in a database of known enemies..."
Biometric technology could help troops tell friend from foe
"Picture this: A U.S. service member combs the streets of Baghdad and spies a suspicious figure, one who may be linked to al-Qaida. He needs to know for sure -- and quickly. A small eyepiece attached to his helmet or gun compares the target with a database of thousands of known criminals and alerts him to a match..."
Checkpoint Change: New Face Recognition Technology--Video Included
"ACAGI's prototype system is a comination of hardware and software that can be used to quickly run facial recognition at checkpoints. Perhaps reduce the chances of someone dying from friendly fire." -IJ Hudson, Digital Edge Reporting
Council honors Frederick tech industry, ACAGI Awarded
"Frederick County's burgeoning technology sector was recognized last week by the Tech Council of Maryland, as a growing biotech company was honored as the county's Firm of the Year..."
New Military Technology Recognizes Faces--Video Included
"Fox 5 News  --  The military have spent years overseas looking for the world's most dangerous terrorists, but how do you recognize them? A new technology has come along that identifies potential terrorists so US soldiers don't have to. Fox 5's Will Thomas shows us how this high-tech recognition system works..."
Former soldier partners with U. of Md. on ID tech
"A retired lieutenant colonel in the Greek Army is teaming with the University of Maryland on facial recognition technology that U.S. soldiers can use to identify bad guys just by looking at them..."
Advanced Imaging Pro Reports...
"As a soldier scans the crowded streets of Baghdad, so do another set of eyes. The second set, located on the soldier's rifle, belongs to a camera system that instantly recognizes the faces of potential threats..."
Searching for an unfriendly face...
"The University of Maryland and ACAGI Inc. are developing the first portable video system capable of recognizing terrorists in real time through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program..."
Acagi Poised to Tap Security Markets
"Officials with Acagi, a startup affiliated with the Frederick business incubator, think their little black box has great potential in the news media, defense and homeland security markets."...
University, companies tackle new products
"About two dozen Maryland companies will start developing an eclectic array of new products on University of Maryland campuses this month, ranging from water-jet cutting machines and a vaccine for urinary tract infections to small video systems designed to help soldiers on the battlefield distinguish between the enemy and their comrades."...
Maryland Startups Get State Funds
"Seven tiny Maryland-based technology companies, including four in the Washington area, have received nearly $525,000 from the Maryland Technology Development Corp.'s technology transfer fund."...
Video News
"Acagi Receives Two Grants: Frederick based ACAGI, Inc. has partnered with 3 Roads to test ACAGI's leading edge media technology..."
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "As a soldier scans the crowded streets of Baghdad, so do another set of eyes. The second set, located on the soldier's rifle, belongs to a camera system that instantly recognizes the faces of potential threats."...
Searching for an Unfriendly Face: University of Maryland, ACAGI Inc. Developing First Portable Video System to Recognize Terrorists
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "As a soldier scans the crowded streets of Baghdad, so do another set of eyes. The second set, located on the soldier's rifle, belongs to a camera system that instantly recognizes the faces of potential threats."...
Searching for an Unfriendly Face
"The camera's brain, a two-pound computer system worn on a belt or in a pack, is the first portable video system capable of matching faces with known threats in real time. It's being developed by Frederick-based ACAGI Inc., along with researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, through Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program funding."...
What's Next In Science & Technology
"Camera on rifle capable of matching faces with known threats in real time"...
Curing What Can't Be Cured, Seeing What Can't Be Seen
"To-do list for 23 Maryland companies and university faculty for the next year: cure cancer and HIV. Prevent a common bacterial disease. Find terror suspects, concealed weapons, and explosives with better technologies."...
Searching for an Unfriendly Face: University of Maryland, ACAGI Inc. Developing First Portable Video System to Recognize Terrorists
"As a soldier scans the crowded streets of Baghdad, so do another set of eyes. The second set, located on the soldier's rifle, belongs to a camera system that instantly recognizes the faces of potential threats."...
Searching for an Unfriendly Face: University of Maryland, ACAGI Inc. Developing First Portable Video System to Recognize Terrorists
"As a soldier scans the crowded streets of Baghdad, so do another set of eyes. The second set, located on the soldier's rifle, belongs to a camera system that instantly recognizes the faces of potential threats."...
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