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NEC recognized for public safety sector solutions and leadership

NEC Corporation has been awarded the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award.

The award recognizes NEC for its technical leadership and growth performance in 2016 in Asia Pacific for the biometrics solutions segment. NEC offers a broad and established product portfolio to support the authorities in public safety and its solutions have been widely deployed in security checkpoints, police checks and border controls in many countries across the Asia Pacific region.

“NEC is a pioneer in multimodal biometrics authentication,” explained Ajay Sunder, vice president, ICT, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan. “Its advanced facial recognition technology solution employs one of the most cutting edge technologies in the world. In particular, NEC’s NeoFace Watch Solution is instrumental in identifying suspects in border controls and public places who have been registered as being involved in suspicious activities by the authorities.”

In fact, a CBP pilot project started last month on flights from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is testing NEC’s commercial-off-the-shelf NeoFace Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching at a gate operated by Emirates Airlines as key facial recognition components of a frictionless biometric exit process.

“The award is recognition for our proven solutions and validates our expertise in the public safety sector” said Tan Boon Chin, managing director of NEC’s global safety division. “NEC is committed to providing the best-in-class technology to law enforcement, border security and governments globally to create better cities and keep communities safe.”

In March, NEC announced that its face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation in the Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) testing performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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