Indian government partners with NEC to develop biometric solution for Tirupati

July 12, 2015 - 

In the latest round of bilateral meetings in Japan, the Andhra Pradesh government of India has finalized an memoranda of understanding (MoU) with NEC and Mizuho Bank Limited, according to a report by Business Standard.

The collaboration is part of the Indian state’s government initiative to push for a closer partnership with Japanese companies, both in the areas of technology and investments.

As part of the MoU signed between NEC India Private Limited, a subsidiary of NEC, and Andhra Pradesh Technology Services Limited (APTS), they will work towards building a safe city project for the town of Tirupati.

NEC and APTS will develop a future-proof solution architecture to establish a common platform in which all technology components can be integrated into the central city operations center.

As part of the safe city project, they will develop a city surveillance system integrated with surveillance cameras, a facial recognition solution, a behaviour detection solution, and a domain of video analytics,.

They will also develop a smart transport management system with automated number plate recognition, automatic vehicle tracking and automatic fare collection.

Finally, NEC will collaborate with the state government to develop a smart policing mechanism through an automated fingerprint identification system, facial recognition-based forensic and dial 100 platform, said officials.

Previously reported, NEC India partnered with Innovative Telecom & Softwares Pvt. Ltd. to provide the Surat City Police in Gujarat, India with NEC’s face recognition solution.

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