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NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Corporation of America is bringing new biometric capabilities to its UNIVERGE Communications platforms, the company has announced. One of those capabilities is dubbed NeoFace Welcome, a virtual receptionist system that uses NEC’s top-ranking facial recognition technology to identify individuals and give them personalized greetings and messages. It can also provide targeting marketing media based on…

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

“The backbone of these facial recognition-driven solutions is NEC’s NeoFace biometric technology, which the company was also showcasing at last year’s Big Show.” The National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show event is underway, and NEC Corporation of America is using the event to raise the profile of biometric technologies in the retail sector. The company…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

“[The company’s Smart Enterprise platform] features NEC’s facial recognition technology, which allows retailers using it to analyze demographic qualities of their customers.” NEC has been named the winner of the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. The company won largely on the basis of its Smart Enterprise platform, a comprehensive…

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Bringing Biometric Retail Analytics Solution To NRF Big Show

NEC Smart Enterprise is a solution designed to analyze shopper demographics while also analyzing shoppers’ flow through the retail environment and associated measures. NEC is going to pitch its biometric shopper analytics solutions at this year’s National Retail Federation Big Show. Some elements of its showing might feel a little familiar to some attendees. NEC…

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

“The effort indicates a deepening relationship between NEC and Microsoft in retail, with the latter’s Kinect motion-sensing system having been leveraged for the NEC Engage digital signage system.” NEC is showcasing a new retail solution that takes advantage of its facial biometric technology at this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress. The solution was built using the…

NEC’s NeoFace Gets Frost & Sullivan Award

NEC’s NeoFace Gets Frost & Sullivan Award

Growth strategy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded NEC Corporation of America with its 2016 North American Face Recognition Technology for Government and Public Sectors Company of the Year Award. The award is being given in recognition of NEC’s NeoFace platform. In a statement, Frost & Sullivan called the platform “a testament to [NEC’s] deep…

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Corporation of America has announced that the theme of this year’s AFIS Conference will be “Biometrics On My Mind”. It’s the 30th anniversary of the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System ) Internet User Conference, a forum for the security, law enforcement, and biometrics communities to network and discuss the major issues of concern to…

NEC Focuses on User Experience with New SmartScan Live Scan Kiosk

NEC Focuses on User Experience with New SmartScan Live Scan Kiosk

NEC Corporation of America has launched a new multimodal biometric scanning device aimed at law enforcement and the civil sector. Called SmartScan, it’s a live scan kiosk with a strong emphasis on design and ease of use. The kiosk is height adjustable, and NEC says it uses an ergonomic design. As for its software, it’s based…

Border Control & National ID Month: The Roundup

Border Control & National ID Month: The Roundup

June has come to an end and with it exits Border Control & National ID Month. For the past five weeks at FindBiometrics we have been placing a featured focus on the most ambitious and enormous biometric and identity tech deployments around the globe, with feature articles, on-topic industry news coverage and, of course, an…

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics which culminated in our latest expert webinar held earlier today. Bringing together a panel of industry experts, the webcast kicked off with the latest border control market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence before launching into a discussion concerning multimodality, best practices, mobility, and regional challenges as…

Border Control & National ID Month: 4 National ID Programs And Their Benefits

Border Control & National ID Month: 4 National ID Programs And Their Benefits

June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we are examining the biggest, most ambitious identity tech deployments around the globe as they develop and protect the nations of the world. Last week we looked at the ways that a multimodal approach to border control is best suited to serve the international…

NEC Opens Washington Office

NEC Opens Washington Office

NEC Corporation of America has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. In a statement announcing the move, NEC indicated that an invitation-only grand opening will be held on May 19th, to be attended by “leading officials from the U.S. government, academia, and the private technology sector.” CEO Shinsuke Takahashi will deliver a welcome address,…

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC to Showcase Azure-Enabled IoT Tech at Hannover Messe 2016

NEC Corporation of America is planning to show off two new Internet of Things solutions at next week’s Hannover Messe 2016 trade show, the company has announced. The solutions are for the areas of manufacturing and retail respectively, and both are designed to be compatible with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform. The company’s manufacturing solution is…

ICE Agents to be Equipped with NEC Mobile Identification Solution

ICE Agents to be Equipped with NEC Mobile Identification Solution

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly known as ICE, has a powerful new tool at its disposal in its work securing US borders against illegal entry. The organization has ordered mobile biometric identification technology from NEC Corporation of America and federal IT solutions provider Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI). The device in question is NEC’s NeoScan45,…

NEC Tech Aids in Cold Case Investigations

NEC Tech Aids in Cold Case Investigations

NEC Corporation of America‘s biometric technology is helping US authorities to solve a number of cold case investigations, the company says. Its Integra ID 5 fingerprint matching solution, offered as part of NEC’s Building Safer Cities platform, has been adopted by Western Identification Network (WIN), a group of law enforcement agencies from eight states. The technology…

NEC to Showcase Smart Enterprise Solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016

NEC to Showcase Smart Enterprise Solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016

NEC Corporation of America is going to show off its ‘Smart Enterprise’ solutions at the Enterprise Connect 2016 Conference. It’s a Platinum Sponsor of the event, and as such has certainly stepped up to deliver a strong presentation: The company’s booth is designed to represent various aspects of a business using advanced enterprise technology. A…

NEC to Showcase Facial Recognition Solutions for Retail at NRF16

NEC to Showcase Facial Recognition Solutions for Retail at NRF16

NEC Corporation of America is planning to showcase a range of technologies at next week’s National Retail Federation Big Show in New York. In addition to solutions ranging from mobile POS to ultra-high definition digital signage, the company will show off a number of innovative biometric solutions. They revolve around facial recognition, using this technology to scan…

MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

Michigan State University has licensed a facial matching system to NEC Corperation of America to help bring it to market, the university has announced. The system was developed by a team of MSU researchers led by Anil Jain, a computer science and engineering professor. It’s designed to match faces captured ‘in the wild’, so to…

NEC to Feature Prominently in UC Summit 2015

NEC to Feature Prominently in UC Summit 2015

UCStrategies’ UC Summit 2015 is coming up in just a few weeks (Nov. 15th – 18th), and NEC Corporation of America is going to be an active participant. The company has announced that it will be both a sponsor and an attendee of the event. UCStrategies is an industry resource for organizations involved in unified…

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National eID card programs are set to encompass half the world population in three years time, according to a report by Acuity Market Intelligence, and biometrics play a key role in said initiatives. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we have been taking an in depth look at this proliferating global market…

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

The Crisis Forced displacement is a global problem born as the result of persecution and conflict. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s 2014 Global Trends report, by the end of last year there were 59.5 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, 19.5 million of which are counted as refugees. To illustrate the…

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

India can boast the most ambitious large scale national ID project in the world. The nation’s’ UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was created in 2009 to spearhead the Aadhaar number program, which seeks to biometrically register India’s massive population and serve each citizen with a unique 12-digit ID number correlated to their nationally stored…

NEC’s NeoFace Selected By Arizona DOT

NEC’s NeoFace Selected By Arizona DOT

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced that its facial recognition solution, NeoFace, has been selected and deployed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The biometric solution, which recently received a major update, will be used to mitigate fraudulent activity and improve the overall process of issuing credentials. The automated facial recognition technology provided by…

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured look at biometrics in education while facial recognition was the modality that made the most headlines. That was partially thanks to some continued industry controversy, which we covered as consumer and government applications rounded out the news. Education and Identity August marks the start of back to…

NEC Releases New NeoFace Update

NEC Releases New NeoFace Update

NEC Corporation of America has upgraded flagship facial recognition technology. Released yesterday, the latest iteration of its NeoFace algorithm boasts of a number of improvements revolving around accuracy. In a press release, the company highlighted the improvements its new system has demonstrated in the latest round of testing with the National Institute of Standards and…

Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

One of the frontiers of invisible biometrics is the marketing space. Contextual information on key demographics is incredibly valuable in a connected world that is increasingly being filled with niches. Meanwhile, getting a new product in front of a target consumer is becoming increasingly difficult with subscription services like Netflix decimating the audience of broadcast…

Interview: NEC Corporation of America’s Raffie Beroukhim

Interview: NEC Corporation of America’s Raffie Beroukhim

Interview with Raffie Beroukhim, Vice President, General Manager – NEC Biometrics Solutions Division at NEC Corporation of America Recently, NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) announced that its biometric technology ranked first in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation. The accolade is in step with NEC’s long history of successful NIST testing,…

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC Corporation is going to provide Surat City Police, in Gujarat, India, with facial recognition technology, according to a TelecomTiger article. The company’s NeoFace Reveal and NeoFace Watch systems will be implemented by the police force to match faces against criminal databases for investigations, and to perform real-time facial recognition scanning on CCTV video, respectively.…

Las Vegas Police Get NEC Multimodal Biometric System

Las Vegas Police Get NEC Multimodal Biometric System

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is getting a comprehensive all-around biometrics platform to work with. The technology will be provided by NEC Corporation of America via its Integra-ID 5 system. It’s a significant step for both the company and Las Vegas. The city has a population of over two million and is a major…

NEC’s New Mobile Biometric Device Bolsters Public Safety

NEC’s New Mobile Biometric Device Bolsters Public Safety

NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) has announced the release of a new mobile biometric device aimed at in-field public safety applications. The NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device allows for accurate and fast fingerprint capture. NeoScan 45, as its name implies, complies with the FBI’s Appendix F Mobile ID FAP 45 Image Quality Specifications. It…

Consortium of US States Accept Multimodal Biometric Law Enforcement

Consortium of US States Accept Multimodal Biometric Law Enforcement

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced that the Western Identification Network (WIN) has accepted its Integra-ID5 Multimodal Biometric Identification System (MBIS). The MBIS solution is part of NEC’s Safer Cities platform, and its acceptance by WIN comes after years of testing. WIN is a consortium comprised of eight U.S. states and various local law enforcement…

Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Texas’ Bexar County has hired an IT company to provide it with new biometric technology for law enforcement, according to an article by KENS5 Eyewitness News’ Stacia Wilson. County officials will pay NEC Corporation of America up to $3.4 million for the technology. The county’s law enforcement officials are looking for “Automated Fingerprint Identification and…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news spanned everything from physical access control to a Canadian bank that is embracing fingerprint and voice authentication for its mobile app. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we entered Law Enforcement Biometrics Month with a review of how strong authentication and identification tech is catching crooks and keeping…

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced the appointment of Kevin Hooper as executive vice president. Having been with the company since November 2012, Hooper will lead NEC’s Enterprise business. “I am excited to take on this expanded role and continue to strengthen the value we deliver to customers every day,” said Hooper, who prior to…

NEC Takes First Place in NIST’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test

NEC Takes First Place in NIST’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test

NEC Corporation of America is no stranger to the upper echelons of performance testing. Just over a  month ago the company announced that its facial recognition algorithm scored first place in a performance test conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Today, NEC announced that its fingerprint biometric technology has topped another…

Leicestershire Police Try Biometric Face Recognition For Catching Crooks

Leicestershire Police Try Biometric Face Recognition For Catching Crooks

A police force in the United Kingdom is testing a biometric face recognition solution from NEC Corporation in order to track down criminals. Leicestershire Police is trying out NeoFace, which can compare digital images with photo’s from the department’s database. In the midst of a six month trial, the solution is already pulling its weight.…

NEC Biometrics Take First in NIST Face Recognition Performance Test

NEC Biometrics Take First in NIST Face Recognition Performance Test

NEC Corporation’s facial biometrics have take first place in a recent test performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This marks the third consecutive NIST test in which NEC’s facial recognition was put to task and granted first place honors. NEC previously received top honors in the 2009 Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge…

HID Acquires Lumidigm, Europe Set To Dominate ABC Market, Innovations in Fingerprint Tech – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

HID Acquires Lumidigm, Europe Set To Dominate ABC Market, Innovations in Fingerprint Tech – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

February 16, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      The week that was started off with a bang: in the first major biometrics acquisition of 2014, HID Global purchased multispectral fingerprint technology company Lumidigm. Like the similar major acquisitions of late 2013, this indicates further that the fingerprint biometrics market is as in demand…

Peter O’Neill-findBIOMETRICS speaks with Raffie Beroukhim, VP, Biometrics Division, NEC Corporation of America

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fB: Let’s start with the big news…Frost and Sullivan just presented the 2014 Best Practices Global Customer Value Leadership Award in strong authentication to NEC. This is one of the most prestigious awards that Frost & Sullivan presents. Can you please tell us about this honor Raffie?

NEC: Yes, thank you Peter. NEC is very proud to be the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for our facial recognition including both authentication and identification. In my acceptance speech, I suggested that technologies now a day are not necessarily just viewed by their specifications but how technology is used to solve everyday problems. Increasingly we are seeing threats of terrorism, online and cyber security threats and I believe we shall see increasing uses of facial recognition in solving such online security. Furthermore in a number of other industries including healthcare, retail and education… facial recognition will also play increasingly a larger role. This is why I believe the Frost & Sullivan award is important to us because it doesn’t simply acknowledge the technology but also the value the technology brings to our partners and customers in the industries that…

NEC Awarded By Frost & Sullivan For Leadership in Entering Mainstream Market

NEC Awarded By Frost & Sullivan For Leadership in Entering Mainstream Market

January 22, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      NEC Corporation of America had an exceptional 2013. In a year that proved to be explosive for biometrics and strong authentication in general – with the formation of consortia and the launch of the iPhone 5S bringing mainstream media attention to the industries – NEC…

New Hospitality Biometric-based Solutions from NEC to be Introduced at HITEC 2013

June 24, 2013 By Peter O’Neill NEC of America (NEC) will be presenting two new biometric-based solutions to help enhance customer engagement for the hospitality industry at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) on June 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. A variety of unified communications solutions will also be shown at NEC’s booth at…

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Identified Using NEC Solution in Simulation by MSU

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leader and provider of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions announced today that its NeoFace® Facial Recognition Software solution achieved high accuracy and was used to identify a suspect of the Boston Marathon Bombing in an independent study by Michigan State University (MSU) that included a simulation…

NEC Announces NeoFace Facial Recognition Technology Product Suite

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communication, and biometrics solutions, today announced a new integrated facial recognition product suite. At its core the NEC NeoFace® Product Suite uses advanced facial processing and matching algorithms that have achieved high rankings in independent third-party testing indicating superior performance of NEC…

Biometrics Market Research Updates From Global Information

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 4, 2013 — Global Information (GII) presents a selection of new market research reports covering the global markets for fingerprint, iris, face and voice biometrics and hand geometry from our premium research partner, Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Iris Biometrics: New Report Prominent among the contactless biometric identification technologies, Iris biometrics identifies an…

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