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MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

Michigan State University has licensed a facial matching system to NEC Corperation of America to help bring it to market, the university has announced. The system was developed by a team of MSU researchers led by Anil Jain, a computer science and engineering professor. It’s designed to match faces captured ‘in the wild’, so to…

NEC to Feature Prominently in UC Summit 2015

NEC to Feature Prominently in UC Summit 2015

UCStrategies’ UC Summit 2015 is coming up in just a few weeks (Nov. 15th – 18th), and NEC Corporation of America is going to be an active participant. The company has announced that it will be both a sponsor and an attendee of the event. UCStrategies is an industry resource for organizations involved in unified…

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…

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

The Crisis Forced displacement is a global problem born as the result of persecution and conflict. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s 2014 Global Trends report, by the end of last year there were 59.5 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, 19.5 million of which are counted as refugees. To illustrate the…

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…

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

India can boast the most ambitious large scale national ID project in the world. The nation’s’ UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was created in 2009 to spearhead the Aadhaar number program, which seeks to biometrically register India’s massive population and serve each citizen with a unique 12-digit ID number correlated to their nationally stored…

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…

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 Releases New NeoFace Update

NEC Releases New NeoFace Update

NEC Corporation of America has upgraded flagship facial recognition technology. Released yesterday, the latest iteration of its NeoFace algorithm boasts of a number of improvements revolving around accuracy. In a press release, the company highlighted the improvements its new system has demonstrated in the latest round of testing with the National Institute of Standards and…

NEC Corporation Looks Good in Market Research Profile

NEC Corporation Looks Good in Market Research Profile

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on biometrics developer NEC Corporation. Entitled “Security Competitive Profiles – NEC“, the report offers a comprehensive analysis of the company and its position in the overall biometrics market. That position is, apparently, pretty good. In a report synopsis, Research and Markets calls NEC a…

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