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SALTO Systems acquires UK technology innovator TouchByte

SALTO Systems, a global market expert in keyless electronic access control solutions, has acquired UK technology innovator TouchByte.

TouchByte are leaders in frictionless access control using advanced face recognition systems. This announcement continues SALTO's commitment to secure seamless face recognition access control for Australian and global customers.

 Marc Handels, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, SALTO Systems, says, "We are committed to the use of secure biometric technology as the future of access control. In the past two years, we have accelerated the development of frictionless access control solutions through various strategic investments. 

"Our Australian customers, like our global customers, are concerned with heightened safety and security and interested in the benefits of facial recognition smart access control, which can provide a hands-free smoother UX, increased verification speeds and even better system integrations."

Digital credentials, digital identities, and facial recognition are becoming the standard across all industries, with automatic face recognition emerging as a key technology to address Australian customers and global market needs, the company states.

In 2022, SALTO Systems acquired Cognitec, a major and growing player in facial recognition technology. SALTO Systems is committed to enhancing its access control solutions through biometrics and using face recognition technology to facilitate a frictionless smart access experience.

By integrating its flagship FaceVACS algorithm, powered by Cognitec, into SALTO's smart devices, SALTO brings a new range of capabilities to its portfolio of products, in order to enable additional use cases in applications across several industries. 

Through the recent acquisition of TouchByte, a UK-based technology innovator focused on facial recognition, SALTO states it will accelerate the development and time-to-market of the first and most advanced face recognition access control solution and realise Cognitec's algorithm potential through TouchByte's solutions portfolio and facial management platform.

The company states, bringing TouchByte under the SALTO Group umbrella reinforces SALTO's commitment to innovation and the development of new technologies. 

Marc says, "Our acquisition of Touchbyte is a natural step forward in our mission to bring innovative and cutting-edge technology to the access control market. With our future face recognition solution, we aim to provide our Australian and global customers with a secure and frictionless way of accessing their buildings and facilities." 

He says, "SALTO Systems is excited to see what the future holds for biometric technology and how it can continue to benefit its customers."

SALTO has offices in 40 countries, with a partner network that extends to every region of the globe.

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