IQ Biometrix Faces v3.0

Posted By: Pressa

Effective. Affordable. Easy to use.

That’s why thousands of police agencies worldwide -- including the CIA, FBI and the US Military -- use FACES, the breakthrough facial composite software from IQ Biometrix.

Endorsed by crime fighting agencies and supported by police as a proven, effective tool, FACES has been used successfully for more than five years to identify, track and apprehend criminal suspects.

Designed and created by a Canadian software company, FACES is a breakthrough composite picture software available on CD-ROM, containing a database of close to 4,000 specially-coded facial features. By simply clicking on these features with the mouse, users of all ages can create endless combinations of faces of either sex and any race -- in as much time as it will take you to read this paragraph! All of the selected features are automatically blended together, making the resulting picture look just like a photograph.

FACES 3.0 includes the following key features:

Easy to Use
The improved interface of FACES 3.0 makes it easy for any police officer to create accurate composites with a click of a mouse. No forensic artist skills or experience are required. With FACES, composites can be created more quickly and inexpensively and used to solve crimes when a professional sketch artist isn’t available. FACES 3.0 can be used on any standard desktop or laptop computer running Microsoft Windows 98 or better.

Facial Database
With an expanded database of 4,000 facial features, including Latin, African-American and Asian components, FACES 3.0 lets you create accurate composites of either sex and any race. Selected features are blended together to produce a photo-quality composite image.

Facial ID Codes
An exclusive feature of FACES is that it automatically generates a Biometric Alphanumeric Code (BAC) for every facial composite you develop. The 38-digit in the BAC code represent the specific facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, etc) in the FACES image. This digital “fingerprint” can be transmitted between police agencies in any format (phone, fax, email) and used to recreate an FACES image in exact detail. BAC code transmission – less than 1KB - is ideal for wireless transmission between police cars and stations.

Composite Databases
Police agencies can have suspect composites from hundreds or thousands of unsolved cases stored in individual investigation files. Through FACES integration with mugshot systems, agencies can create electronic composite image databases to allow investigators to share composite evidence and to search and match composites to determine whether suspects may have been involved in multiple crimes.

Facial Recognition/Identification
The ability of FACES to create near-photo quality images allows it to be integrated with facial recognition technologies. Police can build a composite of a suspect, and use it to electronically search mugshot and other photo databases. Matches can then be presented as a "virtual lineup" for positive identification by witnesses. The ability of the FACES ID code to be transmitted other agencies means that composites matches can be run against databases in multiple agencies or jurisdictions.

Police Bulletins and Alerts
FACES 3.0 allows for easy export of facial images as BMP files that can be included in police bulletins, advisories and websites. FACES 3.0 can also be integrated with emergency/rapid alert systems, such as amber alert notifications for abducted and endangered children, where composite evidence can be essential to immediate, coordinated law enforcement efforts.

Video Enhancement
Police agencies are successfully integrating FACES 3.0 with video enhancement technologies. These technologies are used to isolate, stabilize and enhance a suspect image recorded in video surveillance. FACES can be used to develop a composite based on the enhanced image and other information such as witness descriptions. The result is a clean, photo-like image for suspect identification and tracking.

FACES 3.0 Support
FACES 3.0 includes free technical assistance for 90 days by phone or email.
The software CD includes a 40 page user’s guide. You also get a 160-page booklet of thumbnail images from the FACES 3.0 database to use in witness interviews.

FACES 3.0 Features
Creates photo-like composites
Generates unique alphanumeric code for every composite
Extensive database of facial features
Runs on any standard desk or laptop computer

Minimal Requirements

Intel Pentium or AMD processor
400 MHZ or better
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
64 MB RAM or better
1.2 GB free disk space
Color Monitor (SVGA) with graphic card supporting at least 16-bit colors at 800x600 resolution
CD-ROM drive, 2x or better

For Mac OS environment
Processor Power PC
System 8.6 & 9.x with CarbonLib 1.3.1*/OS X 10.x or better
64 MB RAM or better
Color Monitor and 16-bit color mode
1.2 GB free disk space
CD-ROM drive, 2x or better

*CarbonLib can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's web site.

According with BioMetrix, the 3.0 release is the second-last one; it's still very very good and powerful enough; I've searched the whole Net but no way to find the last 4.0 release. If someone...

Download (RAPIDSHARE - 7 parts of 98 Mb and 1 part of 48 Mb):

Faces v3.0 - Part 01
Faces v3.0 - Part 02
Faces v3.0 - Part 03
Faces v3.0 - Part 04
Faces v3.0 - Part 05
Faces v3.0 - Part 06
Faces v3.0 - Part 07
Faces v3.0 - Part 08


It's a CloneCD image of the original CD and contain the localized English, French and Spanish version of the program.

P.S. No need to install: the program start directly from the CD (or from the image mounted on a virtualCD) and it don't arm your system at all.

Enjoy this wonderful program!