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NEC technology incorporated into Cross Match biometrics device


NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communication, biometrics and IT solutions, and Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a global provider of innovative biometric identity solutions, demonstrated NEC’s facial and forensic latent print matching technologies on the SEEK, Cross Match’s leading multi-modal biometric handheld device at the Biometrics Consortium Conference.

“We are pleased with our most recent relationship with Cross Match, and of the opportunities ahead to have our core technologies operate on mobile, handheld devices such as SEEK,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president of NEC’s Biometrics Solutions Division.

NEC Neoface facial recognition technology and NEC’s latent print matching technology use the SEEK camera to acquire the image and perform searches on the device against local databases or watch lists. These technologies enable the user to perform rapid, on-the-spot identifications prior to submitting the biometrics to remote databases for search.

“NEC’s facial matching and latent print identification technologies will further reinforce SEEK as the leading device in the fight against terrorism,” stated Hickok, senior vice president of sales for Cross Match. “It will extend enrollment capabilities with local matching, and enable more rapid suspect identification and provide an additional layer of safety and security to our armed forces overseas.”

“NEC’s NIST-leading facial recognition and automated latent print matching technologies, as integrated into the Cross Match SEEK mobile handheld device, provides local matching of both photo and latent prints against an onboard watch list, enabling timely and efficient access to critical information,” added Hickok.

Following the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2010 Multiple Biometric Evaluation (MBE) testing, when NEC NeoFace’s algorithm demonstrated the fastest matching speed, the most-recent NISTIR 7830 tests conclusively demonstrated superior performance of NEC NeoFace technology in dealing with real-world, highly compressed images to as low as 2,000 bytes, and inter-eye distance of as low as 24 pixels. This leading-edge performance ensures that the SEEK is one of the most durable devices available in the biometric market.

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