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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…

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

“[The company’s Smart Enterprise platform] features NEC’s facial recognition technology, which allows retailers using it to analyze demographic qualities of their customers.” NEC has been named the winner of the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. The company won largely on the basis of its Smart Enterprise platform, a comprehensive…

NEC Adapts Facial Biometrics Tech to Gaze-Tracking

NEC Adapts Facial Biometrics Tech to Gaze-Tracking

NEC has adapted its facial biometrics technology to track line of sight. While technological systems tracking a subject’s gaze usually rely on scanning the eyes at close range with infrared cameras, NEC says its “remote gaze detection technology” can use standard cameras and can track eye-movement from as far as ten meters away, even with…

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

Customers of Japan’s Sumitomo bank may soon be able to pay with their faces. NEC Corporation has announced that it has teamed up with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and Sumitomo Mitsui Card to trial contactless payment systems based on facial recognition over the coming weeks. One trial has already…

NEC Banks on Biometrics for Singapore FinTech Festival Showing

NEC Banks on Biometrics for Singapore FinTech Festival Showing

NEC is going to show off some of its latest innovative technologies at this week’s Singapore FinTech Festival. Its facial recognition technology will underpin some of the major items on the docket. NEC plans to showcase how this technology can be used for mobile authentication – an application of increasing interest to a number of…

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

NEC Showcases Biometric Retail Shopper Analytics Solution

“The effort indicates a deepening relationship between NEC and Microsoft in retail, with the latter’s Kinect motion-sensing system having been leveraged for the NEC Engage digital signage system.” NEC is showcasing a new retail solution that takes advantage of its facial biometric technology at this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress. The solution was built using the…

NEC Announces World’s First Fingerprint Scanner for Infants

NEC Announces World’s First Fingerprint Scanner for Infants

NEC has developed a prototype of what it’s calling the world’s first fingerprint scanner that can scan the biometrics of infants. The device is compact in form, weighing under 50g and measuring 72mm x 35mm x 7.5mm. The device is outfitted with hi-res 1270p CMOS image sensor, and NEC says it has been used to…

NEC Celebrates as Aadhaar Marches Beyond Billionth Enrolment

NEC Celebrates as Aadhaar Marches Beyond Billionth Enrolment

“NEC’s technology is a cornerstone of the program, enabling the use of multiple biometric modalities—face, fingerprint, and iris—to ensure that individuals aren’t registered twice.” NEC is celebrating the dramatic growth of India’s Aadhaar system. It’s the biggest and perhaps the most ambitious national biometric ID program in the world. Part of a larger ‘Digital India’ initiative,…

NEC’s NeoFace Gets Frost & Sullivan Award

NEC’s NeoFace Gets Frost & Sullivan Award

Growth strategy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded NEC Corporation of America with its 2016 North American Face Recognition Technology for Government and Public Sectors Company of the Year Award. The award is being given in recognition of NEC’s NeoFace platform. In a statement, Frost & Sullivan called the platform “a testament to [NEC’s] deep…

NEC, NT Police Recognized for Biometric Criminal Identification System

NEC, NT Police Recognized for Biometric Criminal Identification System

NEC Australia and the country’s Northern Territory Police Force have received the Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year iAward. Part of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2016 iAwards, the honor was bestowed in recognition of the organizations’ deployment of a facial recognition system for the identification of criminals. The system was put into…

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Corporation of America has announced that the theme of this year’s AFIS Conference will be “Biometrics On My Mind”. It’s the 30th anniversary of the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System ) Internet User Conference, a forum for the security, law enforcement, and biometrics communities to network and discuss the major issues of concern to…

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