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NEC Australia Takes Gov’t to Court to Recover Costs from Cancelled Biometric Project

NEC Australia is taking the Australian government to court for the unexpected termination of a Biometric Identification Services (BIS) contract. The contract in question was first signed in 2016, when Australia’s CrimTrac (now the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) enlisted NEC Australia to upgrade the biometric capabilities of Australia’s state, federal, and territorial police. The BIS…

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

“… the Romanian Protection and Guard Service selected NEC as its partner based on its high-performing NeoFace facial recognition engine.” NEC recently had a high-profile opportunity to provide biometric security for European Union members, the company has revealed. The Tokyo-based firm delivered a security system based on facial recognition at an informal EU Summit held…

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

“…the scope of the order appears to extend beyond temporary visitor processing, with NEC describing it as an “electronic customs procedure system” and highlighting the anticipated large-scale influx of visitors entering Japan.” Japanese authorities are expanding their use of NEC‘s facial recognition technology to more airports in the country, with the Japanese company announcing that…

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

A new NEC survey suggests that travelers are becoming more receptive to facial recognition technology at airports. Released ahead of the July 4th weekend, the survey found that 75 percent of respondents would support the use of facial recognition to screen regular travelers, with the vast majority (87 percent) supporting efforts to identify criminals and…

NEC Brings Biometric Solutions to INTERPOL World 2019

NEC Brings Biometric Solutions to INTERPOL World 2019

The NEC Corporation will be making an appearance at next week’s INTERPOL World 2019 conference in Singapore. The event runs from July 2nd to 4th at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, where NEC will be showcasing an array of solutions designed for government and law enforcement. Those solutions include NEC’s multi-modal biometric immigration gate,…

NEC and Nagasaki University Trial Program Collects More Accurate Infant Fingerprints

NEC has concluded a trial program of fingerprint identification technology for newborn children in Kenya. The program was carried out in conjunction with Nagasaki University as part of the Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine-Kenya Medical Research Institute Project. Through the program, researchers were able to collect the fingerprints of newborn children less than 24…

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Technologies India will be outfitting the Kerala State Police with a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The new tech is being rolled out through a partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and will be available to law enforcement officers at more than 600 venues across the state.    C-DAC…

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC and Simprints are teaming up with the Gavi Vaccine Alliance to improve immunization rates for young children in the world’s poorest countries. The new solution combines Simprints fingerprint scanners with NEC’s authentication engine to create digital identities for children under the age of five. Once created, those biometric identities can be used to build…

NEC’s Biometrics Tech Garners Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has named NEC as its 2019 Biometrics Company of the Year in the Asia Pacific Region. The accolade is intended to recognize NEC’s pioneering work in multiple segments of the biometrics industry, with multimodal solutions that have integrated face, voice, iris, and fingerprint recognition alongside other forms of biometric identification. “We are…

NEC to Update Oman’s Bus Network with Automated Fare System

NEC to Update Oman’s Bus Network with Automated Fare System

NEC has landed a contract to update Oman’s public transportation network with an Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) and other smart technology. The use of AFCS tech will allow Omani riders to make contactless fare payments through a new mobile app, and will make transit more efficient for the country’s 20,000 daily commuters. Meanwhile, NEC’s…

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

“CSC SPV will leverage NEC’s AI and data analytics expertise to deliver better services in an array of different industries…” NEC India has solidified and formalized its relationship with CSC e-Governance Services India (CSC SPV). The two companies have announced that they will be working together to bring more robust digital services to 900 million…

NEC Enhances Gurugram Traffic Cameras with Facial Recognition Tech

NEC Enhances Gurugram Traffic Cameras with Facial Recognition Tech

NEC India has landed a CCTV surveillance contract with the Indian city of Gurugram. The 24-hour cameras will primarily be used for traffic enforcement, using AI software to spot traffic violations and issue fines at hundreds of locations spread across Gurugram and Manesar. However, the system’s utility extends well beyond a few speeding tickets. Many…

NEC and Nagasaki University Launch Biometric Health Program in Kenya

NEC and Nagasaki University Launch Biometric Health Program in Kenya

NEC Corporation has joined forces with Nagasaki University to promote public health in Kenya. With the university’s Graduate School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Studies currently being a partner of the Kenya Central Institute of Medicine, NEC has signed on for a new trial program that will study the impact of biometric authentication on…

NEC Reaffirms its Commitment to AI Privacy and Human Rights

NEC Reaffirms its Commitment to AI Privacy and Human Rights

The NEC Corporation has established a set of human rights principles to guide its business decisions when using biometrics and artificial intelligence. The newly published “NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles” reflect a commitment to privacy at every stage of development, and are also intended to ensure compliance with international rules and regulations. With…

Atos to Coordinate 2020 Olympics’ Biometric Access Control System

Atos to Coordinate 2020 Olympics’ Biometric Access Control System

Atos will play an important role in implementing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ facial recognition access control system, the company has revealed. Acting as the International Olympic Committee’s Worldwide IT Partner, Atos will act as the overarching manager of an ‘Advanced Access Control System’. Panasonic will provide equipment for the AACS, while NEC will deliver the…

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill are launching a new consumer insight marketing service that will help retailers make better product and marketing decisions based on information that can’t be picked up from a traditional customer survey. The service will be delivered via Macromill’s D-Profile AI analytics tool, using more robust data sets that are developed with the…

NEC Brings Biometric Art Exhibit to SXSW

NEC Brings Biometric Art Exhibit to SXSW

The NEC Corporation will be joining the festivities at this month’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Specifically, the company will be showcasing a biometric art exhibit called CODE, which will make iris scans of SXSW guests and convert the information into graphic patterns that reflect the unique biometric signature of each individual. The…

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