Touchless biometrics terminal for multimodal authentication with face and iris released by NEC

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NEC has introduced a touchless, multimodal biometric authentication terminal with high precision face and iris recognition technologies for a variety of markets such as access control and payments, the company announced.

Equipped with high-precision authentication, the terminal combines biometric information from three sources to enable authentication with a false accept rate of less than one in ten million. The terminal’s built-in camera is customized to user height, and simultaneously detect the face and iris by adjusting the focus and lighting. As a result, authentication is performed in nearly two seconds. NEC claims its latest terminal can recognize people wearing facial masks or gloves due to its biometric iris recognition capability.

NEC touchless, multimodal biometric authentication terminal

NEC’s latest multimodal biometric authentication has proven highly accurate in large-scale systems that have strict identity verification procedures for large numbers of users. By the end of the company’s 2021 fiscal year, the terminal will be available for payment and access control.

Last year, biometric algorithms from NEC ranked first or second in several accuracy categories in the latest version of NIST’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Identification report.

NEC has rolled out over 1,000 biometric authentication systems across 70 countries, which have been integrated with applications ranging from corporate applications to entertainment and personal use.

Earlier this month, NEC launched a dual face biometric and fever detection system for access control.

NEC has reported revenue of 3,095 billion yen ($28.9 billion) for its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2020 after revising its forecast, up an increase of 6.2 percent from full-year 2019.

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