There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world. According to the data in findmymarathon.com, 778 marathons are scheduled in the United States and Canada in 2019. 718 of these are in the U.S. and 58 in Canada. In 2018, 803 were held, 829 in 2017, and 796 were held in 2016.
The holiday season may technically be over, marathon races are held one by one. Infrequent marathons, how to efficiently and accurately verify the IDs of marathon participants and ensure the smooth progress of the marathon is a crucial problem for the organizer.
Recently, Telpo has a marathon project. Demand-side requires a smart terminal for checking the marathon participants before the race.
In the general marathon competition, participants need to submit their individual information several months in advance, including personal ID information and personal medical report. The organizer prepares for the pre-match according to the collected information. The organizer will issue the participant's number plate a few days in advance or on the day of the event, so they need to confirm the player's information.
In previous, the staff in the marathon performed ID verification one by one. However, the number of marathon runners is increasing. There are nearly 20,000 participants in this project. The organizer needs to verify a large number of contestants before the race. How to do it?
Telpo undertook the marathon project and proposed a solution for the marathon ticket verification -- TPS650 face recognition + ID card recognition. This solution is based on the information collected by the marathon in the early stage and Telpo's technical advantages in biometric technology.
Two main problems need to solve in the project:
1. Using eyes to compare the ID card and the contestants is low accuracy;
2. The workforce is insufficient. The limited staff cannot check a large number of participants within the specified time.
The use of biometric technology can greatly improve the accuracy of the ID verification. Telpo itself has mature biometric technology for fingerprint recognition and face recognition.
Considering that the fingerprint scanner needs to capture the fingerprint in advance, but the general competitor lacks the fingerprint scanner. In contrast, face recognition is much easier. Participants fill in their personally identifiable information ahead of a marathon. They can provide their clear personal photos, too.
Telpo's face recognition machine TPS650 supports 3D face recognition and 1:1 face matching algorithms, while artificial intelligence technology can perform deep image learning from the runners’ photos. Therefore, on the day of the marathon, the TPS650 can quickly capture the facial features of the runners and quickly compare the face with the database to achieve accurate and efficient verification.
Marathons are held outdoors, and the runner’s ID needs to be verified online. Just as the powerful Telpo TPS650 can support Ethernet, WIFI and mobile networking, even in the outdoors, it can also be flexible through 4G or WIFI to adapt in various environments.
Telpo TPS650 can be applied to in-store face recognition.
The runner only needs to stand in front of the Telpo TPS650 and face the face recognition camera. "Ouch" to complete the photograph, TPS650 can automatically compare with the information on the ID card and verify the runner's ID.
All-in-one TPS650 can handle face recognition, ID card reader and comparison, vouchers printing. The TPS650 is easy to operate and verifies quickly. Even with limited staff, the identification of 20,000 players can be effectively solved out.
Applications of TPS650
The Telpo TPS650 has a full range of functions. It can is applied to the visitor registration card at the company's front desk; self-checkout machines for unmanned supermarkets; hotel guest registration.
Holding a marathon can promote a national health campaign and develop a positive living method. The marathon has a large number of participants. To maintain a safe marathon which is not easy requires support from the organizers and participants.
As a manufacturer of smart terminals, Telpo has a number of intelligent face recognition terminals, such as the TPS980 face recognition access control terminal. The TPS980 has a leading ace authentication technology that captures facial features rapidly even in the dark. High anti-counterfeiting, quickly identify fake face information such as photos and videos. The TPS980 has been widely used in office buildings, schools, transportation systems, etc. Feel free to contact us for more information on face recognition machines.
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