NEC has brought its facial recognition technology to the mobile domain, announcing a new platform called NC7000-3A.
The system is designed to enable mobile user authentication via facial recognition. Its biometric technology is based on NEC’s NeoFace platform, which has received top rankings in testing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and has been adapted for deployments with police services.
NC7000-3A’s appeal should be further bolstered by its adherence to FIDO Alliance standards, ensuring that users’ biometric data are stored on their devices and not in external servers. FIDO standards are increasingly being recognized as the baseline requirements for secure authentication in today’s digital environment.
In a statement announcing the new mobile platform, NEC indicated that it’s aiming it at “organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators,” though it could have a wider appeal given the growing mainstream popularity of facial recognition.
April 20, 2017 – by Alex Perala