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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…

NEC Corporation Supplies Taiwanese Bank with Biometric ATMs

NEC Corporation Supplies Taiwanese Bank with Biometric ATMs

Taiwan’s E. Sun Commercial Bank is partnering with NEC Corporation to make ATM transactions more secure. The new ATMs are equipped with NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition technology, and can create a unique customer profile for anyone using the machine. So how does it work? When someone first inserts a cash card, the ATM will take…

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

NEC has announced a new computer vision solution that builds on its acclaimed facial recognition technology to enable the automated identification of individuals even when they’re not facing a given camera. Dubbed “Person Re-identification Technology”, the solution is essentially designed to assess not only a subject’s face, but their entire body. Once scanned, subjects can…

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…

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