September 27, 2016 -
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2016 North American Face Recognition Technology for Government and Public Sectors Company of the Year Award for its NeoFace facial recognition suite.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.
“Acknowledging the importance of timely detection and shorter engagement times for improved safety, security, and convenience, NEC has increased the speed of match processing in data bases to up to 3.02 million images every second. This is almost twice the average processing speed of its competitors,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. “Furthermore, NeoFace guarantees customers 28% greater accuracy than the industry average.”
“NEC is also a leading implementer of best practices, which enables its solution to be deployed at all times of the day, in diverse environments. Importantly, it is camera type-, lens-, and position-agnostic,” continued Bhattacharya. “The company has comprehensive business models, ranging from CAPEX-to-OPEX, on-site or remote, and cloud support. Moreover, its recent announcements of partnerships with leading data center providers possessing mandatory Federal security certifications for data hosting gives it a competitive edge in its hosted offerings.”
“NEC is very pleased to be awarded such a high profile honor,” said Raffie Beroukhim, senior vice president, Biometrics Solutions Division, NEC Corporation of America. “The award validates the visionary innovation of our NeoFace facial recognition portfolio and solutions, in addition to the impact and value it has brought to our government and public sector clients. Furthermore, the Company of the Year Award from Frost and Sullivan recognizes the team who have worked hard to deliver consistently accurate and extraordinary solutions making NEC a prime vendor of choice for government and enterprise markets.”
Earlier this month, NEC Australia and the Northern Territory Police Force were recognized for their facial recognition solution at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2016 iAwards.