Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect could be a game changer for homeland security
December 18, 2013
Since its debut a few short weeks ago, Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox One gaming console has jumped off store shelves at the rate of more than 100,000 per day. The pace of adoption has led to shortages in all of the 13 launch markets.
And now, less than two weeks before Christmas, there’s one more market that may be trying to get its hands on the new Xbox — the homeland security market.
While purchases by federal, state and local security agencies won’t be having a real impact on the commercial availability of the new Xbox One anytime soon, officials acknowledged in interviews with FedScoop unnamed federal agencies have been leveraging the Kinect 3-D motion-sensing, facial and voice recognition technologies that power the Xbox One for security purposes.