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South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…SWP Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis highlighted the technology’s utility in the case of the aforementioned arrest of a wanted criminal…” NEC is offering new details on the biometric technology it has provided to South Wales Police in the UK. The technology was deployed this past spring, ahead of a major soccer match in Cardiff.…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

NEC has received the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award. In a statement announcing the award win, NEC explained that it had been granted in recognition of the company’s “technical leadership and growth performance” in the APAC region last year. Commenting further, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT…

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

“…NeoFace Watch facial recognition technology is being used to secure the facility by scanning a surveillance feed for the faces of individuals on a watch list. “ NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to help secure a high-profile new tourist attraction in South Korea. Called Seoul Sky, it’s the third-highest observation deck in the…

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC will participate in INTERPOL World 2017, the company has announced. The international police consortium bills the event as an opportunity for government and business organizations, as well as policy specialists, to confer on innovative approaches to fighting crime, and to show off new solutions. Thus for NEC the event represents an opportunity to showcase…

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police have made their first arrest using newly-deployed facial recognition technology. Plans for the technology’s use were first unveiled earlier this spring, with SWP aiming to leverage surveillance cameras at the Cardiff Principality Stadium for a major soccer match this month, with additional deployments Cardiff’s main train station. The police force has also…

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC. The conversation revolves around biometrics in the critical infrastructure vertical market, beginning with a discussion of key drivers in the sector. Ganz and O’Neill go on to speak about the specific applications of NEC’s NeoFace solution in critical infrastructure, and which markets are…

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

NEC has brought its facial recognition technology to the mobile domain, announcing a new platform called NC7000-3A. The system is designed to enable mobile user authentication via facial recognition. Its biometric technology is based on NEC’s NeoFace platform, which has received top rankings in testing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and has…

INTERVIEW: Raffie Beroukhim, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America:

INTERVIEW: Raffie Beroukhim, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America:

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President – Advanced Recognition Systems Division at NEC Corporation of America. The interview begins with talk on the recent re-branding for NEC’s Biometrics Solutions Division to the Advanced Recognition Systems Division, and the industry change that necessitated it. The conversation goes on to talk about…

NEC Biometrics Division is Now ‘NEC Advanced Recognition Systems’

NEC Biometrics Division is Now ‘NEC Advanced Recognition Systems’

NEC‘s biometrics division has rebranded. The company arm formerly known as NEC Biometrics Solutions is now called NEC Advanced Recognition Systems. While the new name speaks to sophisticated computer vision more broadly, the organization appears set to maintain its focus on biometrics, noting in a statement announcing the rebrand that the global biometrics market is…

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Corporation of America is bringing new biometric capabilities to its UNIVERGE Communications platforms, the company has announced. One of those capabilities is dubbed NeoFace Welcome, a virtual receptionist system that uses NEC’s top-ranking facial recognition technology to identify individuals and give them personalized greetings and messages. It can also provide targeting marketing media based on…

NEC Helped Support INTERPOL Cybercrime Training

NEC Helped Support INTERPOL Cybercrime Training

“Announcing its participation in a statement, NEC says it provided “information for analysis” and “an analysis environment for the investigation,” and showed participants how its facial recognition technology could be used to analyze surveillance footage.” NEC Corporation played a supporting role in recent INTERPOL training, the company has announced. The international police body’s Digital Security…

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC will showcase its technologies and deliver multiple presentations at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2017 conference. The company has announced that its activities will revolve around the theme of “Delivering on the Smart Enterprise”. Among the solutions to be showcased by the company are its Virtual Receptionist system, which uses the company’s NeoFace Welcome facial…

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC will be an exhibitor at this year’s CeBIT digital business expo, the company has announced. In a statement, NEC said it will show off solutions based on AI, cloud, and Internet of Things technologies, and that offer smart city and public safety applications. The company also said it invites attendees to visit its stand…

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC’s facial recognition technology has once again come in first in National Institute of Standards and Technology testing. The company’s technology attained the top ranking in NIST’s most recent Face in Video Evaluation, or FIVE, testing, which assesses the performance of technologies designed to capture in real time the facial biometrics of walking subjects. In…

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

“Given the reliability of biometric identification, it helps to ensure that one student isn’t fraudulent obtaining food beyond the proper allocation, and it offers administrators real-time data on food consumption.” NEC Chile has deployed a biometric system to help administrate school cafeterias. The system has been deployed in 30 schools across three cities including Santiago,…

Maharashtra Considers Safran, NEC Bids for Biometric Criminal Registration System

Maharashtra Considers Safran, NEC Bids for Biometric Criminal Registration System

State authorities in Maharashtra, India, are preparing to implement biometric identification of criminals, and Safran Identity & Security and NEC are in the running to provide the needed technology, reports The Indian Express. The Automatic Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) will employ fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition, allowing state law enforcement officials to check criminals’ biometric…

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

“The backbone of these facial recognition-driven solutions is NEC’s NeoFace biometric technology, which the company was also showcasing at last year’s Big Show.” The National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show event is underway, and NEC Corporation of America is using the event to raise the profile of biometric technologies in the retail sector. The company…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

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