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NEC to provide biometric security solution for oil refinery in Kuwait

NEC Corporation announced it has received an order valued at 1.3 billion yen (USD$10.5 million) from JGC Corporation for the delivery of telecommunications and security systems for the Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s large-scale Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery.

NEC will begin delivering the systems in December 2015 to Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, which is the construction firm of which JGC Corporation is involved in.

In addition to providing a comprehensive telecommunications system, emergency alert system and video surveillance system, NEC will provide the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery with a complete access management system comprised of an ID card-based authentication system.

NEC’s access management services offerings include authentication and authorization, single sign-on, and federated identity management.

The NEC Group has extensive experience in developing plant-oriented communications and security systems, including systems for large-scale oil plants in Saudi Arabia.

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to JGC’s cutting-edge refinery project. NEC possesses some of the world’s top-level image recognition and communication technologies, such as facial recognition, crowd behavior analysis, super-resolution technologies and Software Defined Networking (SDN),” said Tan Boon Chin, managing director of NEC Corporation’s global safety division. “Moving forward, by working in collaboration with engineering companies, we’d like to propose solutions that integrate these technologies with plant-oriented systems in order to contribute to the even safer and more secure operation of important facilities such as refineries and power plants.”

Previously reported, NEC Corporation of America announced it has released the latest version of NeoFace, the facial recognition solution that performed well in NIST FRVT 2013 testing.

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