A powerful biometric face recognition system has been made available for Mac OS X for the first time.

Neurotechnologija has announced the availability of its VeriLook 3.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Mac platform.

The software lets developers build fast facial recognition systems using a standard webcam or security camera.

The system can match 100,000 faces per second, and can detect multiple faces in a single frame, the company said.