Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff, media to be screened with NEC facial recognition

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deploy NEC facial recognition technology at game venues to screen athletes, staff and journalists, the Japan Times reports. The technology is expected to increase security by preventing the use of ID cards which have been borrowed, stolen, or forged, and possibly also to reduce wait times. Unnamed sources told the Times that the entry process for spectators will be the same as previous Olympics. Between 300,000 and 400,000 people are expected to

NEC announces change in executive leadership, expanded presence in Washington

NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) has named Masahiro Ikeno its new president and CEO. Ikeno previously oversaw activities for all NEC subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to his EMEA assignment, Ikeno worked closely with NECAM as VP of the global business unit and general manager of the Americas and EMEA divisions. He also worked in the United States from 1994 to 2002 as director of business planning for the server division. “I look forward to the new

Singapore trialing NEC facial recognition tech to fight crime more efficiently

The Singapore government is working with NEC to fight crime more efficiently and effectively, according to a report in The Straits Times. Concept trials began this year using NEC’s Neoface facial recognition technology. “… we are looking at an integrated approach that can give us a situation picture (using) video surveillance and that can help enhance our officers’ sense-making and decision-making,” explained Lawrence Tham, deputy director of strategy and concept generation under the Ministry of Home Affairs’ ops-tech group. “That

NEC provided facial recognition-based entrance control system for Taipei Summer Universiade

NEC Corporation has revealed the successful provision of an entrance control system equipped with facial recognition at the 29th Universiade, an international multi-sport event for university athletes, in Taipei, Taiwan. The system utilized NEC’s AI engine for face recognition, NeoFace, in order to authenticate individuals of the organizing staff. The facial images of individuals entering the facilities were taken as they approached the gate. As soon as staff passed their ID cards over a reader, facial recognition confirmed their identity.

NEC launches NeoFace Express facial recognition solution

NEC has launched its NeoFace Express facial recognition solution, a key component of a rapid-access biometric platform. The solution is based on NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition technology and is being demonstrated at the NEC booth at connect:ID this week in Washington, D.C. According to a company statement, NeoFace Express represents a new class of facial recognition-based access control system setting the stage for the future of travel, access, and identity recognition. The solution delivers frictionless, seamless enrollment, verification and identification

NEC software uses facial recognition to verify mobile service users

NEC Corporation has launched NC7000-3A, a data utilization platform software that leverages facial recognition to confirm the identity of mobile service users for organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators. NC7000-3A is ideal for organizations that require ID management and authentication functions to ensure the safety and security of their mobile web services. This software includes a mobile services-oriented authentication engine that leverages “NeoFace,” a facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine that is part of NEC’s portfolio of AI

NEC lands award for its NeoFace facial recognition suite

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

NEC to deliver facial recognition system for South Australia Police

NEC Australia together with NEC Corporation has been selected to deliver a facial recognition system to South Australia Police (SAPOL). According to a statement by the company, the facial recognition technology will help SAPOL solve crimes faster, apprehend criminals earlier, and assist with criminal investigations, including searching for missing persons more efficiently. SAPOL expects the system to contribute to a safer community. The turnkey system is based on NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition software and enables police to monitor, scan, detect

NEC trials facial recognition-based cashless payment, wins award for ticket ID system

NEC Corporation announced it is implementing a series of trials for cashless payment services using its facial recognition technologies at small retail stores inside its head office building in Tokyo. The trials will run until the end of August as a part of the company’s initiatives to apply its biometrics authentication technologies to several different services, including cashless payment, in an effort to improve the reliability and convenience of the identification process. The payment service uses NeoFace facial recognition technologies,

NEC demonstrating biometrics solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) will feature technology solutions that help companies “Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise” at the Enterprise Connect 2016 conference this week in Orlando, Florida. The NEC booth is designed as a “Smart Enterprise”, representing different departments within a company and showcases NEC’s portfolio of communications, analytics, security, cloud, biometrics and technology solutions that can maximize the power of any communications network. NEC technology solutions to be showcased include: SMART Receptionist; SMART Data Center; SMART