Salto Acquires Touchbyte

08.05.2023 - Automatic face recognition innovator, Touchbyte, is acquired by Salto Systems to accelerate the development and time-to-market of their face recognition access control solutions.

Salto Systems is committed to the use of biometric technology as the future of access control. In the past two years, it has aimed to accelerate the development of frictionless access control solutions through various strategic investments.

In 2022, Salto Systems acquired Cognitec, a major and growing player in the Face Recognition arena. This was already a significant move toward 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 will bring a whole new range of capabilities to its portfolio of products to enable additional use cases in applications across several industries.

Through the recent acquisition of Touchbyte, a UK-based technology innovator focused on face recognition, Salto intends to accelerate the development and time-to-market of a more advanced face recognition access control solution by realizing Cognitec’s algorithm potential through Touchbyte’s solutions portfolio and face management platform.

Bringing Touchbyte under the Salto Group umbrella reinforces Salto’s commitment to innovation and the development of new technologies.

“Our acquisition of Touchbyte is a natural step forward in our mission to bring innovative and cutting-edge technology to the access control market,” said Marc Handels, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Salto Systems. “With our future face recognition solution, we aim to provide our customers with a secure and frictionless way of accessing their buildings and facilities.”


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