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Tue 11 Sep 2007 01:58 PM

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E-PoS addresses security demand

Potential hotspots for deploying the new Face Tek real-time face searching and recognition system from E-PoS will be airports, hotels and big offices.

E-POS International has targeted the security segment through its new line of face recognition systems.

With 90% of its products new to GITEX, the original equipment manufacturer and distributor has sharply directed business towards the security technology sector.

"For the first time in the Middle East, we are introducing Face Tek, a real-time face searching and recognition system. This is a new concept to the region and will be much sought after by the corporate business segment," says Jagdish Motwani, CEO, E-PoS International.

"The software is fully automated and through the internal database of the face recognition system, it can identify a person from security cameras. It is a system much adopted in Europe and with the boom of corporate investment in Dubai, we believe the market here is becoming ready for more security orientated products," he adds.

Identifying airports, hotels and offices as potential hotspots for the Face Tek product, E-PoS is quick to point out the large application range of the product. Marketed as eliminating the costs associated with ID cards, face recognition systems apparently perform better than traditional access control methods.

E-PoS expects similar demand in the Middle East for its RFID identification devices and kiosk products.

"The use of radio frequency identification devices is already evident in Dubai with the recently introduced Salik system," notes Motwani.

"We have also experienced growing interest from many customers towards our line of kiosk products. They are ideally suited for self registration purposes, so for example for use at checking-in at an airport or hotel, even perhaps for registering at exhibitions such as GITEX," he suggests.

The K895 model is designed for most public indoor access areas and features a 19 LCD display with modular internal peripherals for quick and easy access. The Tower Kiosk k892 offers receipt printing and credit card payment functions, whilst the IPK (Instant Photo Kiosk) series version can operate as a self service point of sale for users to acquire photos.

"In previous years the E-PoS product line up has been very varied, now it is clear we want to compete heavily in the security segment - we have experienced much demand from customers in this area," Motwani asserts.

"This year at GITEX the organisation has been excellent in terms of the segmentation of sectors in the exhibitor layout. This attracts more focused customers as they can clearly find the suppliers that are more suited to their needs," Motwani adds.

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