New NEC biometrics and analytics service planned for July North America launch
The new service utilizes NEC’s existing biometric identification technology, and is part of the company’s expansion plan, which aims to increase the business related to biometrics and image analytics services to 100 billion yen by fiscal 2021 through expansion into Europe and Southeast Asia.
A representative of the company confirmed to Biometric Update in an email that it plans to follow the North American launch with a roll-out in Japan before the end of the year, but notes that the service is not part of the system it will use for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. NEC’s facial recognition is the only technology being deployed for access control during the games.
NEC Senior Vice President Toshifumi Yoshizaki expressed confidence that the system will be widely used, saying, “the possibilities are endless,” according to the Jiji Press.