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UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

Police in the UK are ramping up their use of facial recognition technology in the fight against crime, with London’s Metropolitan Police announcing this week that a live trial of the technology in the city’s east end had led to the result of three individuals wanted for violent crimes. The deployment caused some consternation among…

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Trial Facial Recognition Over 5G

“…with NEC’s ‘Context-aware Service Controller’, the system is designed to dynamically allocate network resources as needed, switching to high-definition images only when faces are detected.” A trial of facial recognition technology from NEC could point to how such technology could be used in the 5G future. The company has announced that it has provided a…

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

With plans to build a big new resort in Hokkaido, Japan, Hard Rock International is inviting NEC to provide biometric technology for the development. The plans came to light at Hokkaido’s Integrated Resort Showcase this week, where Hard Rock unveiled a scale model of its planned resort featuring an enormous guitar-shaped hotel, a monorail connected…

NEC Acquires Danish IT Company KMD

NEC Acquires Danish IT Company KMD

NEC is buying a major European IT company in a bid to increase growth in its global safety business. The company announced that it has established a deal to acquire KMD, which it says is Denmark’s largest IT company. In a statement announcing the acquisition, NEC explained that it is part of its “Mid-term Management…

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC has joined the chorus of tech companies and other stakeholders calling for greater regulation of artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies, with the company’s CEO, Takashi Niino, writing in a statement that his firm “welcomes greater industry collaboration and effective discussion for the future of facial recognition technology and business.” The statement comes after…

Tascent Tech Takes to the Seas with Cruise Ship Partner

Tascent Tech Takes to the Seas with Cruise Ship Partner

“It’s going to make its debut with the first departure of RCL’s new Celebrity Edge cruise ship, which will make its first voyage from Fort Lauderdale in December.” Tascent is taking to the seas: The company has announced that its biometric technology will be used for passenger boarding by Royal Caribbean Cruises. The system will…

NEC, NPS to Highlight Biometric Smart City Tech at International Security Expo 2018

NEC, NPS to Highlight Biometric Smart City Tech at International Security Expo 2018

“…NEC said that it and its subsidiary NPS will showcase solutions including its ‘facial recognition system, automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), CONNECT police platform, and video analytics solution’ at the event.” NEC will showcase its solutions at the International Security Expo in London next week, the company has announced. The event offers NEC the opportunity…

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC is strengthening its focus on both the air travel applications of its biometric technology and the APAC market with plans to show off its solutions at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Expo 2018. From its booth in the convention center, the company will showcase how its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be used in automated…

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

“News of the project comes on the heels of NEC’s announcement that its facial recognition technology will be used to identify reporters at next year’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan.” Japanese government authorities are deepening their involvement with NEC, opting to deploy the company’s facial recognition technology in biometric eGates at Narita…

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of a huge deployment expected for the 2020 Olympics, NEC is going to have a high-profile test run of its facial recognition technology at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The company’s technology will be used for access control at the Tokyo Stadium and at International Stadium Yokohama. It will be applied specifically to…

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

“…at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, the focus will be on NEC’s financial services solutions.” NEC has announced that it’s a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, and that it’s going to showcase its technology at the event. It’s not a huge surprise, given NEC’s growing activity in the city-state. Earlier this year, NEC completed…

Expert Panel Makes Clear Why Biometrics Are Leading the Revolution at Money20/20

Expert Panel Makes Clear Why Biometrics Are Leading the Revolution at Money20/20

If there’s one exciting trend in payments right now, it’s the rise of biometrics, and so it was no surprise to see “Digital Identity & Biometrics” emerge as one of the four central themes of the opening day of this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. And an expert panel comprising representatives of some of…

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Biometric Smart City Tech

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Biometric Smart City Tech

NEC is embracing an Arm standard for smart city security. The company has announced a partnership with Arm Limited that will revolve around the latter’s Arm Platform Security Architecture, or PSA. The standard concerns securely connecting devices in the Internet of Things, which is of course an area of overlap with smart city solutions, an…

NEC Joins Digital Security Intelligence Sharing Network

NEC Joins Digital Security Intelligence Sharing Network

In an important move for a digital security leader, NEC has joined the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). It’s a kind of intelligence network for digital security, and a surprisingly new one at that, founded less than two years ago, in January of 2017. It initially started as a nonprofit organization with six members: Check Point Software…

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FindBiometrics is in Tampa this week reporting live from FedID 2018, the US government’s flagship biometrics conference. On day two of the exhibition, I stopped by the NEC booth to speak with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Federal Operations, NEC Corporation of America. Our conversation began with a review of what NEC is showcasing at…

NEC to Highlight Biometric Solutions at Aviation Industry Events

NEC to Highlight Biometric Solutions at Aviation Industry Events

“NEC Europe executive advisor Michael O’Connell will be one of the speakers in AVSEC World Day’s Aviation Security 2030 Session, affording an opportunity to really delve into how biometric technology – and NEC’s in particular – can be used to improve security in air travel.” NEC is getting ready to extend a helping hand to…

NEC’s First Research Center Outside of Japan Opens in Singapore

NEC’s First Research Center Outside of Japan Opens in Singapore

NEC has opened a new research center in Singapore. Called the “NEC Open Innovation Centre”, or “OIC”, the facility will focus on technology research in the areas of public safety, aviation, and transportation. The technology itself will include artificial intelligence and biometrics. In announcing the OIC, NEC also highlighted its Trusted Digital Identity and One…

NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC recently got a high-profile opportunity to showcase its biometric security solutions: The company’s flagship facial recognition technology was deployed at the 18th Asian Games, an Olympics-style sporting event held every four years. It was a government collaboration, to an extent. The Asian Games were held from August 18th to September 2nd in Indonesia, with…

NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

“…NEC indicated that it will show off solutions like its Automatic Fare Collection System, its Fleet Management Solution, its “ePaper” digital displays for traffic, and its facial recognition technologies.” NEC is continuing its effort to promote its biometric and analytics technologies in the area of transportation, announcing plans to showcase its solutions at the American…

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