NEC To Deliver Facial Recognition and Behavioral Analytics To Refinery

NEC To Deliver Facial Recognition and Behavioral Analytics To RefineryNEC Corporation announced today that it has received an order from JGC Corporation and will deliver telecommunications and security systems to the client for deployment in Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s large-scale Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery. JGC is involved in the construction of the refinery and NEC is going to begin delivering the order in December.

While the physical access control system being delivered is ID card based, according to an NEC press release, the systems being delivered will include biometrics. Specifically, NEC’s image recognition solutions – including its facial recognition and behavioral analysis tech – look like they’re on the table.

Commenting on the deployment, Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation, said:

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to JGC’s cutting-edge refinery project. NEC possesses some of the world’s top-level image recognition and communication technologies, such as facial recognition, crowd behavior analysis, super-resolution technologies and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Moving forward, by working in collaboration with engineering companies, we’d like to propose solutions that integrate these technologies with plant-oriented systems in order to contribute to the even safer and more secure operation of important facilities such as refineries and power plants.”

FindBiometrics has previously reported on NEC’s behavioral analysis technology, as it has been deployed in Tokyo for disaster response. Additionally, the company’s strong facial recognition offerings are a staple in talk of biometric law enforcement, security and marketing solutions.

JGC Corporation’s order is valued at approximately ¥1.3 billion.

august 17, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter