NEC Corporation of America

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

Soccer Hall of Fame to Use NEC’s Facial Recognition for Personalized Visitor Experience

Soccer Hall of Fame to Use NEC’s Facial Recognition for Personalized Visitor Experience

“…NEC’s facial recognition technology will be used to offer personalized information displays and experiences throughout the facility via its touchscreens and VR systems.” NEC is going to see a relatively unique deployment of its NeoFace facial recognition technology when the National Soccer Hall of Fame opens this autumn. The company has been working with National…

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

NEC Iris Tech Proves Most Accurate in NIST Testing

NEC Iris Tech Proves Most Accurate in NIST Testing

“NEC’s solution attained a matching accuracy of 99.33 percent for near-infrared images, with the company asserting in a statement that its solution demonstrated ‘highly precise feature extraction, matching and advanced noise reduction.’” NEC technology attained the highest accuracy ranking in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s recent Iris Exchange (IREX) IX evaluations, the company…

Order a Burger, Pay with Your Face at Retail’s Big Show

Order a Burger, Pay with Your Face at Retail’s Big Show

“…CaliBurger is ultimately aiming for wide rollout of biometric kiosks that can let customers pay for their orders via facial recognition, foregoing the need for payment cards or any other physical payment token.” NEC is planning to demo its biometric retail technology at next week’s Retail’s Big Show event, and will get a helping hand…

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC has developed new technology to help facilitate deep learning in its machine vision technologies, the company has announced. The technology revolves around ‘regularization’, a concept concerning something like focus in artificial intelligence. As NEC explains, a deep learning system can become “excessively familiar” with data it is trained on, according to a statement; and…

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America has a new CEO, and is expanding its presence in the country. Masahiro (or ‘Mark’) Ikeno previously headed NEC’s EMEA division, but he attained a wealth of experience in the US prior to that. From 1994 to 2002, he was the Director of Business Planning for NECAM’s Server Division, and before…

INTERVIEW: Raffie Beroukhim, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America:

INTERVIEW: Raffie Beroukhim, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America:

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President – Advanced Recognition Systems Division at NEC Corporation of America. The interview begins with talk on the recent re-branding for NEC’s Biometrics Solutions Division to the Advanced Recognition Systems Division, and the industry change that necessitated it. The conversation goes on to talk about…

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…

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