NEC Corporation

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Asia Pacific is a Gold sponsor of the 26th GovernmentWare conference in Singapore, and will be on hand to show off its solutions for government security. Its biometric offerings will play a large role, with NEC’s NeoFace Watch offering realtime facial recognition for video surveillance, and NeoFace Image demonstrating how facial recognition can be…

NEC-Miyoshi Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Body Cameras

NEC-Miyoshi Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Body Cameras

“The solution will put NEC and Miyoshi at the vanguard of an emerging security technology innovation…” NEC is joining forces with a Singapore-based engineering services firm to integrate its facial recognition technology into a body camera system for security personnel. Miyoshi’s body camera solution, dubbed the ‘Digital SRS’, features a low-latency audio and video transmitter…

City Surveillance Cameras Get NEC Facial Recognition Tech Across Georgia

City Surveillance Cameras Get NEC Facial Recognition Tech Across Georgia

NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to secure major cities in the country of Georgia, the company has announced. More specifically, its NeoFace Watch system has been adopted by the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. Having been installed last month, the system is now scanning the CCTV feeds of about 400 cameras in major…

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…SWP Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis highlighted the technology’s utility in the case of the aforementioned arrest of a wanted criminal…” NEC is offering new details on the biometric technology it has provided to South Wales Police in the UK. The technology was deployed this past spring, ahead of a major soccer match in Cardiff.…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

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…

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

“…NeoFace Watch facial recognition technology is being used to secure the facility by scanning a surveillance feed for the faces of individuals on a watch list. “ NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to help secure a high-profile new tourist attraction in South Korea. Called Seoul Sky, it’s the third-highest observation deck in the…

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC will participate in INTERPOL World 2017, the company has announced. The international police consortium bills the event as an opportunity for government and business organizations, as well as policy specialists, to confer on innovative approaches to fighting crime, and to show off new solutions. Thus for NEC the event represents an opportunity to showcase…

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC. The conversation revolves around biometrics in the critical infrastructure vertical market, beginning with a discussion of key drivers in the sector. Ganz and O’Neill go on to speak about the specific applications of NEC’s NeoFace solution in critical infrastructure, and which markets are…

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

“While NEC says ‘pulse rates and other biometric information’ could be tracked in later iterations of its technology, for now the primary aim is authentication, complemented by user positioning enabled by built-in gyroscopic, geomagnetic, and acceleration sensors.” NEC Corporation has announced a new earbud device that uses biometric technology to a different end than those…

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

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…

NEC Biometrics Division is Now ‘NEC Advanced Recognition Systems’

NEC Biometrics Division is Now ‘NEC Advanced Recognition Systems’

NEC‘s biometrics division has rebranded. The company arm formerly known as NEC Biometrics Solutions is now called NEC Advanced Recognition Systems. While the new name speaks to sophisticated computer vision more broadly, the organization appears set to maintain its focus on biometrics, noting in a statement announcing the rebrand that the global biometrics market is…

NEC Helped Support INTERPOL Cybercrime Training

NEC Helped Support INTERPOL Cybercrime Training

“Announcing its participation in a statement, NEC says it provided “information for analysis” and “an analysis environment for the investigation,” and showed participants how its facial recognition technology could be used to analyze surveillance footage.” NEC Corporation played a supporting role in recent INTERPOL training, the company has announced. The international police body’s Digital Security…

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC will showcase its technologies and deliver multiple presentations at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2017 conference. The company has announced that its activities will revolve around the theme of “Delivering on the Smart Enterprise”. Among the solutions to be showcased by the company are its Virtual Receptionist system, which uses the company’s NeoFace Welcome facial…

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC’s facial recognition technology has once again come in first in National Institute of Standards and Technology testing. The company’s technology attained the top ranking in NIST’s most recent Face in Video Evaluation, or FIVE, testing, which assesses the performance of technologies designed to capture in real time the facial biometrics of walking subjects. In…

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

Customers of Japan’s Sumitomo bank may soon be able to pay with their faces. NEC Corporation has announced that it has teamed up with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and Sumitomo Mitsui Card to trial contactless payment systems based on facial recognition over the coming weeks. One trial has already…

NEC Continues Promotional Push with Technovation Solutions Partnership

NEC Continues Promotional Push with Technovation Solutions Partnership

Continuing its big promotional push of its various technologies, NEC has teamed up with Technovation Solutions, a Las Vegas-based company specializing in marketing technological products. A number of NEC’s solutions will be showcased in Technovation Solutions’ Technovation Center, including NeoFace Welcome, NeoFace Watch, and NeoFace Video Analytics, all of which are based on NEC’s facial…

NEC Banks on Biometrics for Singapore FinTech Festival Showing

NEC Banks on Biometrics for Singapore FinTech Festival Showing

NEC is going to show off some of its latest innovative technologies at this week’s Singapore FinTech Festival. Its facial recognition technology will underpin some of the major items on the docket. NEC plans to showcase how this technology can be used for mobile authentication – an application of increasing interest to a number of…

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 Showcasing Biometric Solutions at INTERPOL Expo

NEC Showcasing Biometric Solutions at INTERPOL Expo

NEC Corporation has an opportunity to pitch its technologies to the world’s most high-profile international police body this week. The company is attending the 85th ICPO-INTERPOL General Assembly Exhibition, where it is also be an exhibitor. It’s placing a strong focus on digital security, highlighting its Digital Forensic Solution in the wake of major recent hack attacks. But the…

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

“…given NEC’s previous successful law enforcement deployments with its NeoFace technology, NeoFace Idm will likely find some interested clients for this new software.” NEC has announced a new offering based on its NeoFace facial recognition technology. Called NeoFace Image data mining, or NeoFace Idm, the software is designed to scan through video footage for specified faces.…

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 Announces World’s First Fingerprint Scanner for Infants

NEC Announces World’s First Fingerprint Scanner for Infants

NEC has developed a prototype of what it’s calling the world’s first fingerprint scanner that can scan the biometrics of infants. The device is compact in form, weighing under 50g and measuring 72mm x 35mm x 7.5mm. The device is outfitted with hi-res 1270p CMOS image sensor, and NEC says it has been used to…

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC is celebrating a successful deployment of its facial recognition technology in Colombia, where it installed a security screening system at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin. It was initially deployed at the end of last year, in cooperation with Medellin mayor Federico Gutierrez for his ‘Safer Stadium Project’. Atanasio Girardot hosts two major football clubs,…

NEC Tests Out Biometric Payments in Tokyo

NEC Tests Out Biometric Payments in Tokyo

NEC Corporation is testing out a biometric payment solution at its main office building in Tokyo. It’s based on facial recognition, linking individuals’ faces to their payment information. In a trial project that started at the end of last month and is expected to run until the end of August, NEC employees are paying via…

NEC Developing Acoustic Ear-Shape Biometric Authentication Solution

NEC Developing Acoustic Ear-Shape Biometric Authentication Solution

“A microphone embedded within an earphone analyzes the resonance of sounds within the ear cavity in order to produce a biometric profile, and NEC says its accuracy is greater than 99 percent.” NEC Corporation has announced a new ear-shape biometrics technology that it’s preparing for commercial applications. Ear-based biometric systems normally tend to be based on…

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC is planning to promote a new data protection solution at this week’s GovernmentWare (GovWare) conference in Singapore, the company has announced. NEC is promoting it as a smart cities solution, offering particular value to municipal governments seeking to store data virtually. In a press release, NEC explained that its new technology concept is designed to secure…

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National eID card programs are set to encompass half the world population in three years time, according to a report by Acuity Market Intelligence, and biometrics play a key role in said initiatives. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we have been taking an in depth look at this proliferating global market…

News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued National ID Month with a featured look at India’s ambitious Aadhaar program. In the industry news we got our first official look at Apple’s second generation Touch ID on the iPhone 6S, a slew of government biometrics headlines and the usual influx of mobile fingerprint integrations. Here’s a look…

NEC’s ‘Kylie’ Gives a Face to Hospitality Biometrics

NEC’s ‘Kylie’ Gives a Face to Hospitality Biometrics

NEC Corporation has been busy promoting its Smart Hospitality Solutions. In a recent appearance at this year’s HITEC hospitality conference, the company showed off Kylie, a facial recognition system tailor-made for hospitality applications. Kylie is based on NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition technology – the same highly sophisticated technology being used by police to help in…

News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

Last week at FindBiometrics we welcomed in September by kicking off National ID Month. In the Industry news we saw headlines from around the world in law enforcement, border control, attendance tracking and more, spanning all sorts of modalities. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in identity management: National ID Month September…

National ID Month: The Primer

National ID Month: The Primer

Among the largest biometrics technology deployments in the world you will find government applications of national ID. Massive biometrics databases, containing citizen biometric data, allowing the countries that employ them to dole out essential services, conduct elections, keep track of visitors and more. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics in which we will be…

NeoFace Aids Police in Northern Australia

NeoFace Aids Police in Northern Australia

Police in northern Australia are using facial recognition technology to help fight crime. After the conclusion of a trial phase earlier this year, the Northern Territory (NT) Police Force is broadening its use of NEC Corporation‘s NeoFace Reveal system. The facial recognition system has already proven highly useful in investigations, largely by aiding police in…

NEC’s NeoFace Selected By Arizona DOT

NEC’s NeoFace Selected By Arizona DOT

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced that its facial recognition solution, NeoFace, has been selected and deployed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The biometric solution, which recently received a major update, will be used to mitigate fraudulent activity and improve the overall process of issuing credentials. The automated facial recognition technology provided by…

NEC To Deliver Facial Recognition and Behavioral Analytics To Refinery

NEC To Deliver Facial Recognition and Behavioral Analytics To Refinery

NEC 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…

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC to Develop Smart City Tech for Tirupati, India

NEC Corporation is going to be working with a major Indian state to develop smart city solutions for one of its biggest cities. The company has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AP Technology Services Limited (APTS), a state-owned company tasked with developing electronics, IT, and communications services. The collaboration will be part of…

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat police now have the help of a real-time facial recognition system. Installed by NEC Corporation, the system will use real-time matching with police databases to identify criminals captured on the city’s CCTV system. A trial project has seen the system deployed in seven locations near the city’s railway station and its main bus terminal,…

NEC to Provide Facial Recognition at 14 Brazilian Airports

NEC to Provide Facial Recognition at 14 Brazilian Airports

NEC Corporation has won a major contract to deploy biometric technology at 14 international airports in Brazil. Having been selected by Receita Federal, Brazil’s National Tax Collection Agency, the company will install its NeoFace Watch system at such prominent airports as the Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão Airport) in Rio de Janeiro and the Governador André…

Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Behavioral Biometrics While many biometric modalities focus on a single physical characteristic that can be measured and matched – be it a facial characteristic, fingerprint, the sound of your voice or even your heartbeat – behavioral biometrics are more elusive. The way that you interact with the world both online and off is characterized by…

Hotel Administration Platform Includes Biometrics for Guests

Hotel Administration Platform Includes Biometrics for Guests

IT and network solutions provider NEC Corporation has is launching a new product portfolio for the hospitality industry. Dubbed “NEC Smart Hospitality Solutions”, the platform provides advanced hospitality management solutions including facial biometrics technology for guests. The general aim of the platform is to put high-tech hotel management tools into the hands of hotel administrators. Such tools…

NEC Bringing Behavioral Biometrics to Tokyo

NEC Bringing Behavioral Biometrics to Tokyo

Toshima Ward in Tokyo has signed a deal with NEC Corporation to have its Comprehensive Disaster Control System installed in the municipal district. The system will incorporate an advanced behavioral biometrics system to help monitor and manage crowd control. The system is unique in the behavioral biometrics world in the sense that it isn’t actually…

NEC Biometric Tech Tops NIST Testing Again

NEC Biometric Tech Tops NIST Testing Again

Biometric technology company NEC Corporation has once again received top-ranking in a round of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) testing. The tests comprised NIST’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (abbreviated FpVTE 2012 or FpVTE). Competing against 18 other companies, NEC attained the top ranking in each of the FpVTE’s ten fingerprint identification tests, which looked…