PixLab launches facial biometric authentication framework for web applications

Machine vision company PixLab has launched its web-based facial authentication framework, FaceIO, which can be integrated into any website via JavaScript and is designed to authenticate users via facial biometrics instead of paired traditional login and password or one-time password (OTP) codes.

“FaceIO is the easiest way to add passwordless authentication to web applications,” PixLab wrote in a press release.

“Simply implement fio.js on your website, and you’ll be able to instantly authenticate your existing users and enroll new ones via facial recognition using their computer’s webcam or smartphone’s front-facing camera on their favorite browser. .”

The company also clarifies that FaceIO does not require biometric sensors to be available on the client side. The technology also apparently works with websites and web applications, regardless of the underlying front-end JavaScript framework or server-side language.

To learn how to add the biometrics solution to websites, customers will first need to create a new application through the FaceIO console and link the resource (fio.js) to their website or web application.

Regarding the the biometric technology itself, PixLab said FaceIO’s facial recognition engine could authenticate users in 100 milliseconds. However, customers will be offered two biometric engines when signing up for the platform: PixLab Insight and AWS Rekognition.

“Insight is the default engine developed by PixLab exclusively for FaceIO,” PixLab wrote.

Insight is optimized for accuracy, according to the company, and real-time performance for live video streams. It can detect and match faces even in difficult conditions where they are moving, at different angles, in difficult lighting conditions or partially obscured by face coverings.

“Both engines (Insight and AWS Rekognition) are able to search and match potentially millions of faces from near real-time images or video streams,” PixLab explained. “You can freely test the accuracy of both engines by creating a new application on the FaceIO console.

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