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    June 27, 2023

    Alcatraz AI Introduces Rock M: A High-Performance Face Authentication OEM Solution

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — June 27, 2023Alcatraz AI, a global leader in autonomous access control solutions, unveils the Rock embedded module, Rock M, a groundbreaking facial authentication OEM solution designed for extreme reliability, improved throughput, and security using cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology with advanced features. The module offers unmatched accuracy and enhanced performance for a wide range of applications, where dependable facial authentication was not possible before.

    With Rock M, Alcatraz AI brings to the market a secure facial authentication module that leverages revolutionary hardware, powerful software, and algorithms cultivated through meticulous research and development. By incorporating pioneering patented technologies, Alcatraz AI ensures a level of performance and reliability that surpasses industry standards.  Built with a next-generation AI GPU/NPU, the Rock M harnesses the power of its Quad-core ARM Cortex A76 and A55 processors, providing a generational leap in processing capabilities. Combined with leading-edge optics, the module provides unparalleled operation in diverse lighting conditions and environments, offering simplified deployment and versatility. The Rock M excels in any scenario, reliably authenticating at 0-120k lux (total darkness to the brightest possible sunlight outdoors) with temperature range of -40°C to 66°C (-40°F to 150°F), guaranteeing high performance even in extreme weather conditions. 

    Setting new standards in facial authentication, the Rock M boasts an extended range of up to two meters (6.5 feet), employing both 2D and 3D sensors to enable liveness detection and effectively counter spoofing attempts at PAD Level 2, even under the most challenging lighting conditions. This groundbreaking solution allows OEMs to easily add facial authentication to their products. Its applications span various industries, including access control devices, time and attendance terminals, smart customer management kiosks, data centers, ATMs, vending machines, door locks, automotive systems, ticketing stations and IoT environments.

    Organizations can integrate the Rock M into their devices to:

    • Enhance speed and efficiency - Facial authentication technology ensures faster throughput or authentication, working seamlessly in all environments. It eliminates issues that cause false rejections by consistently capturing high-quality facial images even in challenging conditions such as low light, variations in facial appearance, and aging.
    • Ensure accurate identification - With reliable 1:1 and 1:N matching capabilities, organizations can be confident that only legitimate users will be authenticated. Alcatraz AI’s advanced facial authentication technology delivers precise matching accuracy, minimizing the risk of false positives or false negatives.
    • Optimize space utilization -The Rock M features a compact design perfectly suited for space-constrained applications. By integrating facial authentication into their devices, organizations can reduce their physical footprint while maintaining robust authentication capabilities.

    "We are excited to introduce the Rock M as a game-changing innovation in face authentication technology," said Tina D’Agostin, CEO at Alcatraz AI. "Our mission is to empower businesses to create highly advanced, contactless, and secure solutions.  The Rock M not only delivers exceptional performance but also reinforces our commitment to accelerating the adoption of state-of-the-art AI biometric solutions.” 

    Alcatraz is currently pursuing joint ventures with leading hardware manufacturers. For more information about the Rock M and Alcatraz AI's portfolio of innovative solutions, please visit here

    About Alcatraz AI

    Founded in 2016, Alcatraz AI is the most secure, effective, comprehensive access control biometric solution on the market. With its patented technology, Alcatraz AI’s facial authentication technology and intelligent tailgating detection work natively with existing access control systems to transform physical security. With a vision of simplicity and security, Alcatraz AI protects more than one million employees at Fortune 500 companies, including their assets and secure facilities.

    For more information, please visit and follow @alcatrazai  on Twitter and Alcatraz on LinkedIn.

    Linda Ebrahimian
    Director of Corporate Marketing at Alcatraz AI 

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