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Blink Identity, the biometric ID company with seed funding from Live Nation, took the wraps off its access control technology at the recent KNOW conference
By Jon Chapple on 09 Apr 2019
Blink Identity publicly debuted its facial recognition technology at KNOW 2019, the international identity tech conference, in Las Vegas on 24–27 March.
The Texas-based biometrics company – which last year summer received US$1.5 million seed funding from Sinai Ventures and Live Nation, whose CEO Michael Rapino described how Blink’s tech could be used to “associate your digital ticket with your image” – has already held early pilot programmes for the technology, but the deployment at KNOW was its launch to the public.
“This was our first public demo and people were blown away at the simplicity of our solution,” says a Blink spokesperson.
As can be seen in the above video from KNOW, Blink’s access-control solution identifies people at full walking speed. In addition to controlling access to live entertainment, the ‘military-grade’ tech has applications in a variety of sectors and industries, says the company.