ASUS IoT Announces Face Recognition Edge AI Dev Kit

Partnership with CyberLink enables world-class facial-recognition for AIoT applications in retail, public services, hospitality, healthcare and more

2021/07/06


KEY POINTS

  • ASUS IoT and CyberLink unite: Collaboration delivers fully-integrated facial-recognition capabilities for diverse security and customer-service applications
  • ASUS IoT Tinker Board 2: Powerful single-board computer features six-core Rockchip RK3399 system-on-a-chip and supports Android 10
  • CyberLink FaceMe: Highly accurate facial-recognition performance that’s ranked in the world’s Top 10 by the NIST FRVT

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 6, 2021

ASUS IoT today announced a partnership with CyberLink that sees the integration of the FaceMe® AI facial-recognition engine into the ASUS IoT Tinker Board 2 single-board computer (SBC) to create the ASUS IoT Face Recognition Edge AI Dev Kit. The fruit of a close collaboration between ASUS IoT and CyberLink’s FaceMe team, this joint solution provides ready-to-use, fully integrated facial-recognition capabilities for security, access control, visitor management and contactless experiences for retail, public services, hospitality and more.

ASUS IoT Tinker Board 2 is an Arm®-based single-board computer that supports the Android 10 operating system. Powered by a six-core Rockchip RK3399 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with the new 64-bit Armv8 architecture, plus multi-core Mali-T860. Tinker Board 2 provides outstanding performance, rich wired and wireless connectivity, and dual 4K screen output support, making it ideal for deployment as a ready-to-use solution for digital signage, kiosks, point-of-sale (POS) and access-control systems for retail, public services, hospitality and healthcare.

“Edge AI is now a key piece of future technology in AIoT applications in various markets,” said Kuowei Chao, general manager of the ASUS IoT business unit. “ASUS IoT is thrilled to be collaborating with CyberLink, a world-leading AI facial-recognition technology company, by integrating solutions with Tinker Board 2, our powerful SBC that, compared with competing SBC products, offers significantly improved performance – making it ideal for retail, healthcare and security industries.”

Optimized real-time face-detection and extraction performance for IoT devices

The CyberLink FaceMe AI facial-recognition engine is ranked as one of the most accurate in the world by the renowned NIST FRVT (National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test) — listed as one of the Top 10 performers globally in the both 1:1 and 1:N tests. In tandem with the new Face Recognition Edge AI Dev Kit, FaceMe provides a flexible solution to enable facial recognition across a wide range of IoT and AIoT devices.

“Facial recognition is one of the most popular technologies powering an exponentially growing set of IoT solutions in a booming market,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “We are honored to partner with ASUS, a world leader in IoT, and provide solutions for development with FaceMe, one of the most accurate and flexible facial-recognition SDKs in the world.“

Optimized for Arm-based SoCs and Android, FaceMe can deliver real-time face detection and extraction. The Face Recognition Edge AI Dev Kit, which includes both FaceMe and Tinker Board 2, can be deployed as a digital-signage solution to perform real-time face detection and precisely determine attributes such as age, gender and emotion, dynamically providing valuable data on visitor traffic that can be used for statistics or even real-time ad personalization. Alternatively, for example, the Face Recognition Edge AI Dev Kit can enable hotel check-in kiosks to instantly identify enrolled loyalty members and offer them fast, fully-personalized and contactless experiences.