Frost & Sullivan names NEC 2019 APAC biometrics company of the year

Frost & Sullivan has named NEC the 2019 Asia Pacific Biometrics Company of the Year noting that the company has emerged as a leader in the Asia-Pacific biometrics market with dominance in both public and private sector deployments.

NEC provides biometric technologies in six areas – facial recognition, iris recognition, fingerprint and palmprint identification, voice recognition and ear acoustic authentication – under its ‘Bio-IDiom’ brand for more than 700 systems in over 70 countries, including police departments, immigration control agencies, national ID and entertainment industry systems.

The announcement notes that NEC’s ongoing R&D and use of AI and data analytics to supplement its biometric solutions has brought insights that have not previously been possible and has raised the security and safety of communities to the next level.

“Due to its focus on developing innovative solutions comprising a wide range of biometric technologies, NEC has emerged as a leader in the Asia-Pacific biometrics market with dominance in both public and private sector deployments,” notes Nandini Bhattacharya, Industry Manager, Industrial Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

“We are delighted to be named Company of the Year for the APAC Biometrics Industry,” adds Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation. “This award celebrates our achievements and our philosophy of providing the best-in-class technology to businesses and governments globally.”

Earlier this year NEC published a set of core principles for the application of biometrics and artificial intelligence with respect for privacy and human rights, along with commitments to three initiatives to support its corporate responsibility efforts.

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