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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 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…

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 Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC is strengthening its focus on both the air travel applications of its biometric technology and the APAC market with plans to show off its solutions at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Expo 2018. From its booth in the convention center, the company will showcase how its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be used in automated…

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of a huge deployment expected for the 2020 Olympics, NEC is going to have a high-profile test run of its facial recognition technology at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The company’s technology will be used for access control at the Tokyo Stadium and at International Stadium Yokohama. It will be applied specifically to…

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

“…at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, the focus will be on NEC’s financial services solutions.” NEC has announced that it’s a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, and that it’s going to showcase its technology at the event. It’s not a huge surprise, given NEC’s growing activity in the city-state. Earlier this year, NEC completed…

NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC recently got a high-profile opportunity to showcase its biometric security solutions: The company’s flagship facial recognition technology was deployed at the 18th Asian Games, an Olympics-style sporting event held every four years. It was a government collaboration, to an extent. The Asian Games were held from August 18th to September 2nd in Indonesia, with…

NEC Exec to Talk AI at GovWare

NEC Exec to Talk AI at GovWare

“The company said its booth would showcase its NeoFace Image data mining solution, which uses facial recognition to scan through a trove of image data for particular individuals…” NEC Asia Pacific will participate in next week’s GovernmentWare exhibition, with an executive slated to deliver a talk. The company will use its platform to delve into…

Soccer Hall of Fame to Use NEC’s Facial Recognition for Personalized Visitor Experience

Soccer Hall of Fame to Use NEC’s Facial Recognition for Personalized Visitor Experience

“…NEC’s facial recognition technology will be used to offer personalized information displays and experiences throughout the facility via its touchscreens and VR systems.” NEC is going to see a relatively unique deployment of its NeoFace facial recognition technology when the National Soccer Hall of Fame opens this autumn. The company has been working with National…

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

“NEC’s NeoFace system will be used to identify authorized individuals, including athletes, staff, and volunteers, seeking entry into venues such as the International Broadcast Centre, the Olympic Village, and the main stadium.” Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have confirmed that they are planning to implement biometric security based on facial recognition.…

OCBC Sees Positive Customer Feedback from NEC Facial Recognition Solution

OCBC Sees Positive Customer Feedback from NEC Facial Recognition Solution

OCBC Bank’s Holland Village branch in Singapore has been reaping the benefits of an automated system to identify Premier Banking customers, using technology from NEC. The system uses facial recognition to passively identify the bank’s high rollers as they approach the branch’s lounge, with no need for them to stop and look directly at the…

NEC Announces Completion of Smart Government Trials in Singapore

NEC Announces Completion of Smart Government Trials in Singapore

“The trials demonstrate NEC’s interest in enhancing its government business as a growing number of authorities around the world seek out biometric and smart city solutions.” NEC has announced the completion of three trials of its biometric and IoT technologies in collaboration with the Singaporean government. The trials were conducted on Jurong Island as part…

NEC Aims for UK Government Sector with NPS Acquisition

NEC Aims for UK Government Sector with NPS Acquisition

“NEC aims to combine NPS’s technologies with its own AI and biometric solutions to develop systems that will allow British police to detect suspicious activity and individuals…” NEC is aiming to extend its reach in the UK government sector with its acquisition of Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS), an British services company. In a statement…

Authorities Plan Face-Scanning Security for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics

Authorities Plan Face-Scanning Security for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics

Japanese authorities are planning to use facial recognition-based security in the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. As Japan Times reports, the measure won’t apply to spectators, but for participants including athletes and officials, as well as media representatives. These individuals will be issued ID cards by the games’ organizers, and their faces will be…

Burger Chain Starts Testing Biometric Kiosks, Aims for Naked Payments in 2018

Burger Chain Starts Testing Biometric Kiosks, Aims for Naked Payments in 2018

“The companies say that if they see a positive customer response to the Pasadena pilot, the technology will see a wide rollout across CaliBurger locations next year…” A California-based burger chain is aiming to use facial recognition to automatically serve regular customers. It has already started with a pilot project in Pasadena, where CaliBurger customers…

NEC Australia to Upgrade Facial Recognition Platform with Triangulation Capabilities Thanks to New Partnership

NEC Australia to Upgrade Facial Recognition Platform with Triangulation Capabilities Thanks to New Partnership

NEC Australia is enhancing its NeoFace facial recognition platform in Australia with the integration of technology from CrowdOptic, a Silicon Valley firm specializing in computer vision analytics. The partnership will enhance the mobile capabilities of NeoFace customers in the smart city, police, and first responder sectors. While the NeoFace platform already enables such personnel to…

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…

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…

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