Biometric technology leveraged to improve safety in Kazakhstan

February 17, 2017 - 

A partnership has been established to share information on how NEC’s public safety products and solutions, including facial recognition and behavioral analysis, can contribute to improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan.

NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading company for the Toyota Group, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry for Investments and Development (KAZNEX INVEST) to form a partnership that will explore the provision of security solutions that will help promote favorable conditions for the development of the economy of Kazakhstan. Furthermore, KAZNEX INVEST will provide information on potentially valuable investment projects for NEC and Toyota Tsusho while identifying partnership opportunities with Kazakhstan-based companies.

“NEC is proud to work with KAZNEX INVEST to explore ways for Kazakhstan to realize its full economic potential in a safe and secure environment,” said Hiroshi Kawada, department manager, Americas and EMEA Division, NEC Corporation. “Our biometric technologies include face recognition technologies that have been recognized as the most accurate in the world. By leveraging these advanced technologies we aim to establish safer communities and more desirable business conditions by improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan.”

“We welcome this opportunity to discuss the creation of even more diversified and favorable business conditions in Kazakhstan,” said Borisbiy Zhangurazov, chairman of KAZNEX INVEST. “NEC’s accomplishments in the Public Safety field combined with Toyota Tsusho’s investment promise to contribute to the improvement of Kazakhstan’s business environment, the stable growth of its economy and the secure development of its communities for many years to come.”

NEC and Toyota Tsusho Corporation are currently implementing a proof of concept in Kazakhstan, where NEC’s face recognition technologies are being used to verify the identity of individuals as they enter the facilities of one of the country’s leading providers of infrastructure.

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