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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. As a result, staff did not have to stop in front of a camera as they were smoothly authenticated while walking.

The system was installed at the main operation center of Taipei Arena and managed the entrance of nearly 750 organizing staff.

The use of this system helped to prevent unauthorized entrance through the borrowing, lending or theft of an ID card, as well as entrance by means of false ID cards.

“NEC has been developing face recognition technology for nearly 30 years,” explained Henry Lee, President, NEC Taiwan Ltd. “We have now introduced the technology through more than 100 systems in 40 countries. By leveraging this success, we aim to expand our provision of face recognition technology as part of contributing to the safety and security of communities in Taiwan and throughout the world.”

This past summer, NEC revealed it is focusing its efforts on further developing and distributing its facial recognition technology to meet increasing demand for such safety measures to be implemented during sports events and high-profile public events.

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