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based on a central server that registers details sent by the phone when the photo is taken. These include the nearest cellphone mast, the strength of the call signal and the time the photo was taken.
The system also identifies the other Bluetooth-enabled cellphones within range of the photographer and combines this with the time and place information to create a shortlist of people who might be in the picture. This can then be combined with facial-recognition algorithms to identify the subjects from the shortlist.
Facial recognition software on its own can only identify people with 43 per cent accuracy from the grainy shots taken by camera phones, but in tests Davis and his team found that by combining it with context information the system could correctly identify people 60 per cent of the time. The context information can also be combined with image-recognition software to identify places within photos.
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The Jack-PC brings to life the unique concept of “Computer in-the-wall” fulfilling important promises to enterprise IT managers and decision makers:
- Highest Applications Security
- Full Protection from Damage & Theft
- Integration with Existing Standard Enterprise Infrastructures
- Power-Over-Ethernet for the World’s lowest Power Desktop
- Complete Remote Management
What is Power over Ethernet?
Power over Ethernet (PoE) integrates power and data onto once single cabling infrastructure, eliminating the need to have AC power available at all locations.
Power and Data is integrated onto the same cable, supporting category 5/5e up to 100 meters.
During power failures, PoE ensures continuous operation of remotely connected devices, such as Chip PC Flex Jacks, IP telephones, wireless LAN access points and IP security cameras, when used in conjunction with a centralized uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
PoE is already widely adopted in the market, saving up to 50% of overall installation costs by eliminating the need to install separate electrical wiring and power outlets.
The Jack-PC thin client computers o perate in a Server-Based-Computing environment and quickly convert existing enterprise LAN jacks into fully-operatable computers without installing additional cabling.
Catching ZERO desk space, the computer mounts unobtrusively inside a standard wall socket. The computer module is secured inside the wall and behind the faceplate, lessening exposure to damage, disconnection, or theft.
Chip PC provides the Jack-PC thin client computers with a fully managed Windows XP-compatible desktop interface.