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NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC’s facial recognition algorithm has achieved the top score in the the NIST’s 2018 Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The company’s platform had the highest accuracy, performing 230 million matches per second to pair faces at a rate that was significantly better than the next closest competitor. The FRVT 2018…

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC Asia Pacific has teamed up with a US-based network security firm to help shore up the defenses of its smart city platform. The company has signed on as a reseller of BlackRidge’s cybersecurity solutions, with a focus on the latter’s TAC Identity Device. TAC-ID is a two-port, in-line network…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With September coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of FindBiometrics’ featured coverage of Government Biometrics Month. The government sector is one of the most important components of the broader biometrics industry – indeed, it’s a driving force – so it’s always well worth taking a look at some…

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Of the myriad ways in which biometric technologies are transforming how the government does its work, its impact in citizen identification is one offering some of the greatest potential to change people’s lives for the better while improving government function. ID Goes Biometric In its most common application areas, the rise of biometric identification has…

Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

Japanese Bank Begins Deployment of Biometric ATMs Featuring NEC Tech

“… Seven Bank has revealed that it has been working with facial recognition specialist NEC to develop these new ATMs, and that it will begin to replace current ATMs with the new models starting this month.” Tokyo-based customers of Japan’s Seven Bank will soon have sophisticated new ATMs at their disposal, thanks to technology from…

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC has formed a landmark partnership with the Star Alliance consortium of airlines that will lead to the creation of a facial recognition platform for Star Alliance’s frequent flyers. The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass,…

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…

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