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NEC (stock info) is the global leader in the field of biometric authentication, bringing the best of their class in the world, providing the most suitable solutions to customers’ needs in six areas—face recognition, iris recognition, fingerprint/palmprint recognition, voice recognition and ear acoustic authentication. In addition, by combining multiple biometric authentication systems, NEC’s solutions bring about even more robust security, creating a safe, secure and seamless future cities.

NEC Biometrics News


NEC infant fingerprinting system approaches move from vaccination delivery to legal ID

ID Day was held this past Saturday, September 16, in recognition of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16’s target 9;…

Sep 1, 2023

India embraces facial recognition for smart city, railways

NEC Corporation India has launched the latest smart city project in Tirupati, India, on behalf of Tirupati Smart City Corporation…

Jul 12, 2023

Newer algorithms join incumbent facial recognition developers among accuracy leaders

A series of new facial recognition algorithms submitted to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology for its Face…

Jul 11, 2023

Manufacturer deploys NEC face biometrics for employee parking in Vietnam

Japanese manufacturer Yazaki is set to use face biometrics from NEC Vietnam to enhance the employee parking experience at one…

Jun 9, 2023

Face biometrics deployed for cardless ATM transactions at Japan’s Seven-Elevens

By as early as March 2024, Japan’s Seven Bank will allow customers to make deposits and withdrawals using facial recognition…

Jun 8, 2023

Pilot phase of biometric vaccination system for Kenyan newborns goes live

The rollout of a biometric system to manage the vaccination journey of children below the age of five years in…

May 26, 2023

UK MPs examine Met police use of facial recognition

The facial recognition system used by the UK’s largest police force is “very accurate”  but when live facial recognition is…

May 8, 2023

Digital ID helping at least one large firm out of doldrums

There are signs of growth among digital ID players, as earnings season continues. Thales executives, reporting sales and order intake,…

Apr 20, 2023

PayPay and Yahoo! Japan launch face biometrics payments at convenience store

Japanese e-payment service firm PayPay is working with Yahoo! Japan to test a face biometrics payment platform at Yahoo! Mart…

Apr 18, 2023

NEC admits password complacency in Japan hospital patient data breach

A ransomware attack last year which led to disruptions in the digital medical records system of the Osaka General Medical…

Apr 6, 2023

UK police claim study support to resume live facial recognition deployments

London Metropolitan Police officials and their counterparts in South Wales say a study they commissioned and participated in has given…

Mar 30, 2023

New CEOs named by AuthID, NEC America

New top-level executives mark the zenith of an overhaul at AuthID and a regional unification for NEC America to better…

Mar 28, 2023

Airport biometrics pilot announced and more anticipated

Biometric technology is becoming increasingly important in the travel industry. With the development of new capabilities, biometric authentication is seen…

Mar 23, 2023

Nigeria’s Abuja, Lagos airports to pilot facial recognition from NEC to boost security

The federal Ministry of Finance of Nigeria has disclosed that talks are underway for the conclusion of agreements with Japan…

Mar 20, 2023

Kenya partners with Japan to implement biometric patient records system

Japan is working to help Kenya implement a biometric system for holding and managing patients’ medical records, and scale up…

Mar 7, 2023

Vendors reveal achievements in DHS biometrics rally — updated

The anonymized results of the 2022 DHS Biometric Technology Rally were announced last week, and showed that state of the…

Feb 28, 2023

Promotions, appointments and mass hiring indicate biometrics growth ahead

Digital identity technology providers are hiring or boosting their leadership ranks to address emerging opportunities. NEC and Veritran have promoted…

Feb 27, 2023

Facial recognition algorithms hit new accuracy highs in latest NIST test

Idemia correctly matched 99.88 percent of 12 million faces in the mugshot category of the latest 1:N test by the…

Feb 10, 2023

No single direction for global air travel biometrics. Some in US just want to stop

Far from being a tsunami, the faces-as-passport movement nonetheless is raising waves in developed and undeveloped economies globally. Not all…

Feb 7, 2023

NEC and partners report early success with neonatal biometric vaccine management system

A biometric vaccination management program for newborn children has been jointly developed by NEC, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)…

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