Independent Vendor Tests

continue to prove the premier accuracy and speed of our face matching algorithm

Cognitec Systems regularly participates in renowned vendor tests for independent performance validation.

FRVT 1:N Identification

Cognitec announced its successful participation in the NIST FRVT 1:N Identification in 2021, confirming the solid market position of the company’s matching technology. In the latest test with 12 Million mugshot images, for example, Cognitec achieved rank 24 of 165 algorithms with a match rate of 98.5 %. Along with excellent template generation speed, the Cognitec algorithm continues to achieve the best speed-accuracy tradeoff for mugshot databases. Read more.

FRVT 1:1 Verification

The June 2021 reports shows test results for matching algorithms from 218 vendors. Compared against our main competitors, Cognitec’s B14 algorithm shows excellent performance results across all accuracy tests, with lowest error rates for visa and mugshot images. The results stay within 0.5 %–1 % of the top-ranked competitor in each category.

FRVT Age Estimation

The 2014 NIST test results on the performance of age estimation algorithms confirmed Cognitec’s leading position in the face recognition market. The company's algorithm performed with the highest accuracy for all age groups. Most notably, it showed superior performance “in the youth and senior age groups, leading the next most accurate algorithm in 5-year accuracy by 30% and 16%, respectively,” according to the report.


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Use of proprietary databases

Cognitec’s algorithms are not optimized or trained on databases used for tests. Training and optimization are performed on internal proprietary databases which do not contain data from test databases. Consequently, Cognitec’s test results can be generalized to similar unknown sets of data.