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NEC iris recognition achieves highest matching accuracy in NIST testing


NEC has announced that its Bio-IDiom iris algorithm has been recognized as having the highest matching accuracy in the recent NIST Iris Exchange (IREX) evaluation.

NIST measured NEC’s feature extraction, matching, and advanced noise reduction technology as providing 99.33 percent matching precision for near-infrared iris images in the IREX IX, tops among 13 participating groups.

“The Social Solutions business is a major focus for NEC, including the strengthening of safety business as a global growth area,” said Kazuhiro Takada, Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation. “Following these results, we will continue to contribute to the realization of safe and secure communities with the global development and provision of our portfolio of technologies and services centered on biometric authentication, ‘Bio-Idiom’, including cutting edge iris authentication.”

NEC plans to continue improving the accuracy of its iris recognition and other authentication technologies with continued research and development, according to the announcement.

Neurotechnology placed second in matching accuracy in the IREX IX evaluation.

Exhibiting at connect:ID

In other company news, NEC announced that it will be demonstrating its Enterprise Video Analytics solution (NEC EVA) for real-time and post event video surveillance, facial recognition, analytics, intrusion detection and tracking at connect:ID this week in Washington, D.C.

“Early detection of suspects and suspicious individuals, objects and behaviors enables preventative measures to be put in place,” explained Raffie Beroukhim, senior VP, NEC Advanced Recognition Systems. “From real-time surveillance to post-event analysis of available video, NEC EVA delivers a scalable, end-to-end technology suite that assists in securing transportation hubs, critical infrastructure and borders, as well as reducing man-power and expenses in criminal investigations.”

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