NEC has announced NeoFace Express, the latest iteration of the company’s facial recognition technology. The company is demonstrating the system at this week’s Connect:ID expo in Washington.
In a statement announcing NeoFace Express, NEC outlined a range of potential applications for the technology, including “airports, border management, stadiums, ports of entry/exit, amusement parks, enterprises and other high-demand, high-traffic areas.” But NEC Advanced Recognition Systems SVP Raffie Beroukhim highlighted its utility in border control, noting that CBP authorities had recently selected facial recognition as the primary biometric modality for the emerging Biometric Entry-Exit Program.
The company also highlighted its technology’s strong performance in recent testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the technology having attained the top ranking in NIST’s Face in Video Evaluation. While NIST has issued cautions about the limitations of facial recognition technology in use with lower-quality cameras and non-cooperating subjects, the technology, and particularly NEC’s, could be highly effective in controlled environments like border checkpoints.
NEC is showing off NeoFace Express at booth #101 at Connect:ID.
May 1, 2017 – by Alex Perala