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Innovative Technology have launched their latest biometrics solution - ICU Lite. A compact version of their ICU Pro, it enables you to add age verification & facial recognition-based functions to a machine via a convenient, plug-in USB device. Using biometric technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, ICU Lite connects to your individual host machine or terminal such as kiosks, self-checkouts or gaming machines.

Commenting on the new product Dr Andrew O’Brien, ICU Product Manager said, “We are delighted to bring this product to market after a period of intense product development to create a compact biometric solution. Our ICU Intelligent Identification technology has been developed over a number of years and our ultimate goal was always to be able to offer high quality biometric measurements in a low cost, easy to use solution.  ICU Lite is easily integrated into a host machine. You simply connect a camera to the Lite and plug the Lite directly into the host machine. All processing is done locally on the ICU Lite so no additional processing power for host machines is required, and an internet connection is only needed for set up and updates. Functions include age verification, facial recognition, face covering detection and gender identification, and each ICU Lite can be customised with 2 of these functions depending on your specific need.”

Christian Czeskleba, Senior Business Development Manager for ITL commented, “The benefits of ICU Lite are impressive. Installed at machine-level, it can be utilised in a variety of terminals such as kiosk, self-checkout, gaming machines, vehicles or cash safes - anything with restricted access. It protects children from accessing age restricted goods or services, staff from intimidation or abuse, identifies premium or excluded customers and allows authorised staff access to machinery, vehicles or even safes. Lite can be used as a multi-factor authentication tool using 1:1 comparison to verify users’ identity, comparing ID photographs such as a passport or driving licence to the person presented to the camera. It can also be utilised for financial services to assist with Know Your Customer (KYC) obligations ensuring customers are who they claim to be. Plus using gender identification, organisations can take advantage of targeted advertising.”

Andrew concluded, “This edge solution can transform your standard USB camera into a Smart Camera to intelligently identify your customers with a world class level of accuracy and speed. Spoof detection comes as standard, and as with all ICU products configuration is via the user-friendly management suite.  Facial recognition does not have to be complicated. ICU Lite makes these smart functions accessible to all in a compact, affordable solution. It has a one-off cost with no reoccurring charges making this an inexpensive way for any business to utilise the advantages of biometric technology, no matter what their size or available resources.”


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Leading cash handling provider, Innovative Technology (ITL), are delighted to welcome Yap F. Lim into the role of Business Development Manager for Southeast Asia. Yap is based in Malaysia and will be responsible for sales activities in the growing SE Asia region. 

Welcoming Yap to the organisation, Marcus Tiedt, Sales & Marketing Director for ITL said, “Yap will be responsible for securing new business opportunities throughout this vast area. He will work alongside Kravitz Liew and our team in China to explore this growing market and introduce Innovative’ s product range to new customers. Yap joined whilst in the middle of the COVID pandemic so unfortunately has been unable to visit all customers, but he has a wealth of industry knowledge and will be a great asset in the region.”

Commenting on his role Yap said, “I am excited to take on this important role. ITL is a very innovative company and is in the process of introducing a lot of new products utilising their Spectral Technology so now is the perfect time to join the team. I have over 10 years’ experience in this industry, so I look forward to bringing my in-depth knowledge to successfully enter different vertical markets. My established contacts gained after a lengthy period of working in the cash handling industry will certainly help in my new role to gain market penetration in the region. I look forward to introducing our key products to the emerging markets of Southeast Asia and to meeting new and existing customers over the coming months.”

Concluding Marcus said, “Yap and Kravitz are responsible for all sales activities in SE Asia, identifying sales opportunities, securing new business, formulating sales strategy, and establishing local Trading and Service Partners. I think they will make an excellent team and I look forward to seeing growth in the region.”


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