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NEC wins Best Practice Award for its NeoFace facial recognition suite


Frost & Sullivan has recognized NEC Corporation of America with its Best Practice Award for Company of the Year for its NeoFace facial recognition software and the company’s strong adoption and performance in the government and public sector market.

The Frost & Sullivan award notes that: “NEC’s ability to deal with the challenges of multiple environments and varying lighting conditions, combined with its rapid setup, allows it to meet a wide range of market requirements.”

“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 databases 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 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.”

Previously reported, NEC is testing its cashless payment services using NEC facial recognition technology with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd.

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