NEC has received the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award.
In a statement announcing the award win, NEC explained that it had been granted in recognition of the company’s “technical leadership and growth performance” in the APAC region last year. Commenting further, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT VP Ajay Sunder called the company “a pioneer in multimodal biometrics authentication,” pointing specifically to NeoFace Watch, the company’s facial recognition system, as being “instrumental in identifying suspects in border controls and public places who have been registered as being involved in suspicious activities by the authorities.”
NEC has won praise from Frost & Sullivan before. At the start of this year, the company received the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award; and its NeoFace platform netted the company the 2016 North American Face Recognition Technology for Government and Public Sectors Company of the Year Award at the end of last summer.
NEC’s NeoFace technology has seen some high-profile deployments lately, being used to help secure a sky-high tourist attraction in Seoul, and in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric airport screening program.
July 7, 2017 – by Alex Perala