Sensory’s TrulySecure biometric fusion (face and voice) platform provides greater convenience and benefit for the new normal. It’s also capable of recognizing users wearing face mask and can now recognize coughs and sneezes.
Sensory announces that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric fusion platform has been adapted for the new normal. With the ability to recognize users while wearing masks and accurately detect coughs and sneezes, TrulySecure provides greater convenience and safety for today’s environment, without compromising on user security.
As state and local governments around the world have started requiring people to wear face masks, many facial recognition systems, like those found on smartphones, are not able to function. Further, most facial recognition solutions cannot enroll the user’s face when partially covered by a mask. Data sensitive tasks that are reliant on facial recognition, like unlocking a phone, logging in to an app and processing a mobile payment fail to work. This leaves consumers frustrated and not able to access key functionality on their smartphone.
Sensory’s TrulySecure utilizes biometric fusion and multiple enrollments to avoid the limitations of typical facial recognition solutions.
Biometric Fusion of Face and Voice
By combining both face and voice into one SDK, developers can leverage both biometrics to address real-world challenges such as face masks or noisy environments. When faces are partially obstructed, the voice biometric provides the extra confidence needed to enable secure access. Alternatively, when used in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant or sporting event, the voice biometric is enhanced with a facial recognition score. Developers can leverage both face and voice biometrics in real-time to provide a seamless, contact free experience to the end-user.
TrulySecure natively supports alternate appearances by enabling multiple enrollments. For example, users can enroll for facial recognition as they would normally and also create a second enrollment with a face mask on. Many competing software solutions block enrollment when a face mask is worn, but Sensory’s technology can train and use face even with a mask on. For ideal performance and user experience, enrollments for both face and voice can be saved with mask on and mask off. This way the software can always apply the appropriate template to ensure accurate recognition in all conditions.
“In unprecedented times like these, device manufacturers and app developers are being challenged to find new ways to keep people safe and secure,” said Todd Mozer, CEO at Sensory. “TrulySecure does just that, allowing apps and devices to recognize and authenticate users in all conditions, even when wearing masks, thus eliminating the need for people to touch their face or remove their masks when in public. But we’re taking things a step further by updating the Sound ID component of TrulySecure to recognize certain noises that can be indicative of users being sick or around people who are sick.”
Added Features for Post Pandemic Life
Since early 2019, Sound ID has been a state-of-the-art feature within the TrulySecure suite of AI solutions. Sensory has now applied their expertise with deep learning model training to include cough and sneeze detection. At the public level, a technology capable of listening for, and recognizing the occurrence of coughs and sneezes can help business owners track the health of their employees, or cities generate health data statistics for the general population. At the personal level, smartphones and wearables can be used to track the health of users, and even alert them when their cough and sneeze count crosses a certain threshold.
Company Introduces New Privacy Features and Expands Number of Windows 10 Secured-Core PC Offerings
Dynabook Americas, Inc. today announced the availability 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors on the company’s premium thin & light Portégé® X Series laptops, including the 13.3-inch Portégé X30-G, 14-inch Portégé X40-G and 15.6-inch Portégé X50-G. The company also plans to offer these three premium laptops with vPro™ once available. Dynabook will begin shipping these three Portégé laptops in the second quarter of 2020.
“The Portégé X Series is Dynabook’s premier collection of thin & light, high-performance business laptops,” said Philip Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. “We are excited to add both 14- and 15.6-inch models to round out the Portégé product family. These laptops feature the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi® 6 advanced connectivity capabilities and new security options to create the ideal enterprise-grade laptop computer for the modern mobile professional.”
Available on the Portégé X40 is Dynabook’s new Dynamic Privacy Screen Technology. When turned on, this integrated screen technology narrows the display’s field of view so only the person looking directly at the screen can see what is on the laptop’s display. First introduced on the Tecra X50, Dynabook has expanded the availability of its Webcam Privacy Shutter to include the Portégé X50, Portégé X30 and Portégé X40. The shutter is a simple, physical technology that gives users the confidence their privacy is protected.
These three Portégé laptops meet Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PC1 requirements and gives Dynabook one of the industry’s largest collection of highly secure laptops on the market. To create a Windows 10 Secured-core PC, Dynabook designed these laptops to incorporate the latest Intel® CPUs available, advanced identity protection and the robust security of Windows 10 to help ensure resistance to current and future cyber-threats. Secured-core PCs are the most secure Windows 10 devices out-of-the-box.
Dynabook armed these three laptops with advanced security elements including the company’s proprietary BIOS, TPM 2.0 and optional smart card reader. The laptop can be configured with these two biometric technologies – an integrated IR camera for face authentication and a Synaptics’ SecurePad™ with integrated fingerprint reader.
The Dynabook Portégé X Series laptops are some of the industry’s thinnest and lightest laptops on the market today. Starting with the 13.3-inch Portégé X30, which measures in at 2.3 pounds2 and, the 14-inch Portégé X40 at just 2.76 pounds2 and 16.9mm, and finally the 15.6-inch Portégé X50 at 3.13 pounds2 and just 17.6 mm thin. All three laptops boast an ultra-lightweight, onyx blue magnesium alloy chassis with honeycomb rib structure to provide extra durability. These Dynabook laptops all pass the U.S. Military (MIL-STD-810G) standard testing methodology, which includes military-grade altitude, drop, dust, extreme temperatures, humidity, shock and solar radiation to demonstrate the laptops strength and durability.
These premium laptops offer a unique collection of display options. Both the Portégé X30 and Portégé X50 are available with energy-efficient, high-brightness IGZO displays3 from Sharp. While the Portégé X40 features Dynabook’s 14-inch TruBrite® display with Dynamic Privacy Screen Technology. In addition to vibrant visuals, all of these displays help the Portégé X Series deliver impressive battery life ratings, meaning mobile professionals need not worry about power while away from an outlet.
All three laptops feature Wi-Fi 6 connectivity technology4 for higher data rates, increased capacity, better power efficiency and improved performance, even in congested environments with many connected devices such as conference halls and other public venues. To expand the data, display and power functionality of these new Portégé laptops, Dynabook configured the three laptops to include two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support. These ports pair perfectly with the company’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock and Dynabook USB-C™ Dock solutions.
+Care Service℠ warranty5 with On-Site is Dynabook’s new, premier standard warranty which delivers a unique level of service flexibility for Dynabook customers. Designed to keep businesses moving forward, the new warranty is available on the Portégé X30-G, Portégé X40-G and Portégé X50-G. +Care Service warranty is available for three-years on feature configurations and four-years on Build-to-Order (BTO) models. In addition to multi-year warranties, Dynabook customers get access to the organization’s service and support network. This new standard warranty offers technical phone support, depot repair, carry-in, on-site and customer replaceable parts. Dynabook +Care Service warranty helps businesses boost productivity, cut downtime and reduce IT costs.
Dynabook designs, engineers and rigorously tests these X Series laptops in dedicated Dynabook facilities to deliver greater peace of mind and reliability. Dynabook will offer featured configurations of these three laptops or users can customize the laptop’s processor, memory, storage, screen and security options via the company’s BTO program. These laptops will be available at us.dynabook.com or from the company’s network of resellers in May. Starting price points for the laptops are $1,329.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X30-G, $1,299.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X40-G and $1,399.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X50-G.
About Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.) Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Dynabook Americas, Inc., provides a diverse portfolio of enterprise-grade hardware and software offerings, including awarding-winning mobile computers, innovative wearable devices, augmented reality applications and security solutions. Dynabook designs, engineers and manufactures its offerings in its own-operated facilities to ensure quality and reliability. Dynabook Americas is an independent operating company wholly owned by Dynabook, Inc., of Japan, a majority-owned company of Sharp Corporation. For more information on Dynabook Americas, visit https://us.dynabook.com/.
About Dynabook Inc. (formerly Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd.) For over 30 years, Dynabook laptops and technology have set the standard for innovation, quality and reliability. Now affiliated with Sharp Corporation, Dynabook Inc., continues that tradition by delivering rich value and services that support our partners and customers in achieving their goals.
The second generation of the world-famous KeyMander keyboard and mouse adapter now features cross-console controller support, wireless tuning via a mobile app and extends compatibility to Nintendo® Switch
Kaliber Gaming, a gaming- and eSports-focused division of IOGEAR, today unveils KeyMander 2, the next-generation of the company’s hot-selling control adapter for gaming consoles. KeyMander 2 expands on the original’s keyboard and mouse interface by adding support for controller customization on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch, to increase convenience and enhance precision gameplay.
Equipped with a long list of capabilities, the KeyMander2 lets gamers take back control and command gameplay with advanced keyboard and mouse support that can be fine-tuned to match user preferences — providing maximum advantage for gamers that prefer a desktop-style gaming experience. KeyMander 2 adds cross-console controller support which allows sharing controllers between Nintendo Switch, Sony® PlayStation 4 and Microsoft® Xbox One platforms (i.e.: users can use Xbox One controllers on a PS4, etc.).
KeyMander 2 takes the ability to precision tune keyboard and mouse performance, part of what made the original KeyMander so popular, to new levels via a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app empowers gamers with the ability to create unique gaming profiles featuring custom key mapping, mouse sensitivity, macro functions and more, all wirelessly and on the fly using a smartphone or tablet. On top of that, users can join a community of KeyMander enthusiasts on the KeyMander Forum, where they can share and download game profiles, share tips and tricks, and get the latest information about the KeyMander.
Other key features of KeyMander 2 include:
Push-to-talk headset mode, perfect for headsets without a microphone mute switch
Fully upgradable firmware, allowing KeyMander 2 to support the latest titles and get even better with time
Bluetooth programming, enabling wireless on-the-fly adjustments from mobile devices
“When it comes to customizing the in-game experience for console gamers, KeyMander opens up a world of possibilities,” Joseph Zheng, Director of Product Management, IOGEAR. “With KeyMander2 we’ve made it so that users can further precision tune their gameplay to match their tastes. Beyond that, we’ve made it easier than ever to create, download and edit game profiles with the KeyMander mobile app, which also features cloud storage to create a backup your game profiles.”
Designed for first person shooter (FPS), role playing (RPG), and real time strategy (RTS) games, the KeyMander2 is available for $99.95 at Amazon.com, B & H and select retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The KeyMander 2 will roll out globally in Q2 2020.
About IOGEAR IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business, and on-the-go. IOGEAR meets a variety of user needs by offering a broad range of solutions including: KVMs, AV & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Featuring Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerators, SolidRun’s Janux GS31 Inference Server Supports Extremely Low Latency Decode and Video AI Inference on up to 128 channels of 1080p Video
SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance edge computing solutions, and ASIC solutions provider Gyrfalcon Technology Inc., today introduced a co-developed Arm®-basedAI inference server optimized for the edge (SRGT-AI31). Highly scalable and modular, Janux GS31 supports today’s leading neural network frameworks and can be configured with up to 128 Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur®SPR2803 AI acceleration chips for unrivaled inference performance for today’s most complex video AI models.
Tailor made to meet the future challenges of mass deployment of artificial intelligence applications at the edge, including energy consumption, cost effectiveness and server real estate, this powerful server foundation allows for accelerated and cost-effective scaling of AI inference. Supporting ultra-low latency decoding and video analytics of up to 128 channels of 1080p/60Hz video, Janux GS31 is well suited for monitoring smart cities and infrastructure, intelligent enterprise/industrial video surveillance applications, tagging photos and videos for text-based searching and more.
Featuring best-in-class application and energy efficiency, made possible by Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator chips, that deliver up to 24 TOPS per Watt, SolidRun’s powerful Edge AI Inference Server outperforms SoC and GPU based systems by orders of magnitude, while using a fraction of the energy required by systems with equivalent computational power. While lower energy consumption will help the Janux GS31 server deliver long-term cost savings, it also requires less of an upfront investment than competing inference servers.
“Powerful, new AI models are being brought to market every minute, and demand for AI inference solutions to deploy these AI models is growing massively,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “While GPU-based inference servers have seen significant traction for cloud-based applications, there is a growing need for edge-optimized solutions that offer powerful AI inference with less latency than cloud-based solutions. Working with Gyrfalcon and utilizing their industry-proven ASICs has allowed us to create a powerful, cost-effective solution for deploying AI at the Edge that offers seamless scalability.”
“SolidRun’s Janux GS31 inference server is a perfect implementation of GTI’s AI accelerator technology and the Lightspeeur 2803S,” said Bin Lei, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The design and implementation of this server supports extremely high-performance inference with low energy use for high capacity live HD streaming video encoding and decoding to address demand in surveillance, broadcasting and a wide range of service provider market segments.”
Jim McGregor, Founder and Principal Analyst, Tirias Research commented, “AI is rapidly moving to the edge of the network to address the performance and security needs of many applications. As a result, new networks will drive increasing demand for processing performance and efficiency. The SolidRun platform, leveraging the GTI AI acceleration technology, will provide a powerful and efficient way to build a new intelligent network bridging the gap between devices and the cloud.”
The Janux GS31 server, designed in partnership between SolidRun and Gyrfalcon, is optimized for AI inference and delivers a powerful computing foundation in an easily scalable 1U rackmount form factor.
Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® 2803S (Up to x128 chips)
2,150 tera operations per second @ 300MHz
Up to 32 i.MX8M with 2D/3D engine and HW video decoders supporting 1080p60
No. of Channels
Up to 128 channels of 1080p @ 60Hz
Processor & Memory
CEx7 LX2160A 16-core Arm® Cortex® A72 (up to 2GHz)
SolidRun is a leading provider of computing and network technology designed to streamline the deployment of edge computing infrastructure, support embedded and IoT markets and give rise to the vast adoption of AI and 5G. SolidRun’s innovative solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture, and are available as off-the-shelf products and as components in the form of System-on-Modules and Single Board Computers.
By providing the edge computing, AI inference and networking building blocks needed to architect the connected future, SolidRun helps its customers to realize technology’s true potential for maximizing productivity. For more information, please visit www.solid-run.com.
About Gyrfalcon Technology Inc.
Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) is the world’s leading developer of high-performance AI Acceleration that uses low power, packaged in low-cost and small-sized chips. Founded by veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and AI scientists, GTI drives adoption of AI by bringing the power of cloud Artificial Intelligence to local devices and improves Cloud AI performance with greater performance and efficiency. The company provides the utmost in AI customization for new equipment and a path to AI upgrade to customers by offering AI accelerator chips, board solutions and IP Licensing. For more information, visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/.
Patented WakeSub™ technology provides a more impactful watersports experience by allowing those being towed or wakesurfing behind the boat to hear and feel the music
JL Audioannounces the launch of WakeSub™, a new hidden subwoofer technology designed to complement the powerful JL Audio tower speaker systems on boats. Emitting low-frequency audio at the boat’s wake zone, WakeSub™ transforms the music listening experience for those being towed or surfing behind the boat.
The WakeSub™ system consists of two JL Audio enclosed bandpass subwoofer systems that are integrated deep into the aft portion of the boat’s hull, completely hidden out of sight and not intruding on passenger space. Low frequency sound waves are generated through tuned ports, from the hidden enclosures to apertures located at each end of the boat’s transom. The result is a complete engulfment in powerful, deep bass as you ride or surf behind the boat.
“We pride ourselves on working closely with boat builders to engineer audio systems that deliver extreme performance and durability. With WakeSub™, we’re extending that legendary JL Audio sound from the boat’s passenger area to the wakes and waves behind it,” said Ora Freeman, Director of OEM Sales, North America at JL Audio. “While tower speakers do a great job at projecting a broad spectrum of sound behind the boat, they physically can’t produce the same high-impact, low frequency response that a dedicated subwoofer can. WakeSub™ was engineered to do exactly that, without having to hang any bulky subwoofers off the tower.”
Several features of WakeSub™ are designed to protect the system from the elements, such as a self- draining design should any water enter the apertures for the ports. JL Audio has been issued U.S. Patent #10,362,389 for the WakeSub™ technology.
Intended to be integrated into boats early in the design process, JL Audio’s WakeSub™ technology is available to boat manufacturers today, along with the company’s robust line of feature-rich source units, powerful amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and enclosed tower speakers that have been rigorously engineered for marine applications. Nautique Boats is the first boat manufacturer to integrate this technology, as an option for the Studio Elite sound package offered on all-new Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 Paragon boats.
About JL Audio: Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.
Launching with Eight Different Models, MVi Marine Amplifiers Offer Unmatched Sound Quality, Vast Installation Versatility and Quick Setup/DSP Tuning via TüN Software
JL Audio,a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of high- performance marine audio products, today unveiled the new “MVi” line of networkable DSP amplifiers for the marine market. With unrivaled, built-in tuning power, reference-grade audio performance and outstanding installation flexibility, eight models were announced to suit boat builders’ and boat owners’ needs. Instead of using traditional control knobs and switches, VXi amplifiers are easily configured from the captain’s seat of a boat using JL Audio’s TüN™ software on a compatible computer, tablet or smartphone.
“Boats present interesting challenges to achieving optimal sound quality from an audio system,” said Dr. Stephen Leigh, Vice President Electronic Engineering at JL Audio. “The new MVi marine amplifiers with integrated DSPs make it quick and painless to precisely tune an audio system to an extremely high standard. It only takes a few minutes to set up with our free TüN™ software, and once completed, the resulting audio is more dynamic, more accurate and much more fun to listen to than a conventional marine audio system.”
Every MVi amplifier features an integrated, high-performance triple-core AKM® DSP that allows for intelligent optimization of each audio channel’s timing, frequency response, and output level. The benefits of the DSP within each MVi amplifier extend beyond the internal amplifier channels, thanks to analog pre-amp outputs with independent DSP processing. MVi amplifiers can store up to six sound presets, allowing boaters to switch sound profiles at the push a button. This allows for a system to be tuned for different operating conditions, such as “docked”, “running”, “sandbar”, etc.
In addition to the complete lineup of DSP-enabled marine amplifiers, JL Audio has also introduced several marine-grade peripheral pieces to simplify the installation process, including:
a Bluetooth® communicator (VXi-BTC) to enable wireless communication between the MVi amplifier or network and compatible mobile devices;
a weather-tight network hub (MVi-HUB) to network up to six MVi amplifiers (one master and five slaves) for full-system DRC control and preset selection
a push button control with RGB indicator (M-DRC-50) to allow preset selection from the helm
Further boosting the world-class audio performance of MVi amplifiers is the integration of JL Audio’s next-generation NexD™ amplifier technology. The NexD2™ design employs new directFET® MOSFET technology, a completely revised layout scheme and direct DSP control of multiple amplifier channels designed to enhance fidelity, reduce noise and deliver outstanding power efficiency.
To further boost the wow-factor of these amplifiers, JL Audio was able to pack all of the aforementioned technology into a compact and stylish alloy chassis with weather-tight power, audio input, speaker and JLid network connections.
JL Audio’s complete line of MVi amplifiers include:
Full-range MVi amplifiers
4-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP 4 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W @ 2 Ohms (2 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged) MSRP: $849.99
2-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP 2 x 180W @ 4 Ohms / 2 x 300W @ 2 Ohms (1 x 600W @ 4 Ohms bridged) MSRP: $949.99
6-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP 6 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 6 x 100W @ 2 Ohms (3 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged) MSRP: $1099.99
8-channel class D marine amplifier with integrated DSP 8 x 75W @ 4 Ohms / 8 x 100W @ 2 Ohms (4 x 200W @ 4 Ohms bridged) MSRP: $1299.99
5-channel MVi marine system amplifiers
5-channel class D marine system amplifier with integrated DSP 4 x 75W + 180W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W + 300W @ 2 Ohms MSRP: $999.99
5-channel class D marine system amplifier with integrated DSP 4 x 75W + 400W @ 4 Ohms / 4 x 100W + 600W @ 2 Ohms MSRP: $1199.99
Monoblock MV Marine Subwoofer Amplifiers
Monoblock class D marine subwoofer amplifier 1 x 400W @ 4 Ohms / 1 x 500W @ 3 Ohms / 1 x 600W @ 2 Ohms MSRP: $699.99
Monoblock class D marine subwoofer amplifier 1 x 600W @ 4 Ohms / 1 x 800W @ 3 Ohms / 1 x 1000W @ 2 Ohms MSRP: $949.99
MVi Amplifier Accessories
JLid™-COMM & Network Bridge Hub Connect and control multiple MVi amplifiers with incredible simplicity. MSRP: $399.99
Digital Preset Controller Command of DSP presets, built for real-world marine environments. MSRP: $TBA
Rotary DRC Adaptor Add rotary DRC capabilities to MVi amplifiers with ease. MSRP: $TBA
Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.