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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.

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Digital health pass biometrics deployed by NEC in Japan, Clear in US

Two separate initiatives using biometrics and digital ID technologies to facilitate the adoption of COVID-inspired digital health passes have been…

Dec 3, 2021

Data rules for Digi Yatra airport biometrics outlined

Details continue to slowly emerge about how India’s Digi Yatra will work, while NEC award wins and a Clear expansion…

Dec 2, 2021

NEC developing small-footprint object recognition for edge video systems

Faster and more efficient object recognition is the promise of new technology being developed by NEC Corporation. The upcoming video…

Nov 24, 2021

Clearview joins leaders in NIST face biometrics accuracy testing

The face biometrics algorithms scoring the highest accuracy in the latest benchmark from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and…

Nov 23, 2021

NEC Thailand to provide facial recognition onboarding for hospital patients

NEC Thailand has announced a new biometrics partnership with Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, which is affiliated with the largest hospital in…

Nov 9, 2021

Document-free checks launch at Vienna Airport with NEC biometrics

Airports in Vienna and Jakarta are deploying face biometrics to make passenger processes contactless and document-free, with NEC supplying the…

Oct 4, 2021

Suprema ID to launch FAP60 biometric fingerprint scanner at Connect:ID

Suprema ID is launching a new durable scanner to enroll fingerprint biometrics in the field at Connect:ID 2021 in Washington, DC…

Sep 27, 2021

Airport biometrics going mobile or single-token, IATA Travel Pass and NEC among beneficiaries

The use of biometrics and self-service check-in kiosks has enabled Emirates to serve nearly three times as many passengers per…

Sep 27, 2021

ICE drops $3.9M for Trust Stamp’s facial recognition, London Met taps NEC for $4.2M

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently signed a $3.9 million contract with Trust Stamp for the development…

Sep 24, 2021

NEC claims win in NIST iris biometrics accuracy test

New iris recognition accuracy benchmarking from NIST is out, and NEC has claimed the top accuracy rate, at 99.59 percent for…

Aug 23, 2021

NEC and Fido Alliance announce new authentication and biometrics events

Event details have emerged for two of the industry’s top-level events, both with changes made in light of the COVID…

Aug 18, 2021

NEC India CEO sees increasing role for AI in country’s digital journey

The President and Chief Executive Officer of NEC Corporation India, Aalok Kumar, has recalled the significant contribution which the company…

Aug 17, 2021

OCR Labs, HyperVerge, NEC each recognized for biometrics reliability

OCR Labs says it is the first private Australian company to be accredited to the country’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF),…

Jul 13, 2021

NEC showcases I:Delight biometrics with virtual customer experience center launch

NEC Corporation of America has launched its Virtual Customer Experience (VCX) center to showcase its artificial intelligence and biometric solutions…

Jul 5, 2021

Organizational changes afoot at NEC and subsidiaries

NEC National Security Systems has appointed Dr. Kathleen Kiernan as interim President, in which role she will lead the delivery…

Jun 15, 2021

SITA, NEC and Star Alliance partner to extend touchless biometrics across airlines

A partnership has been formed by SITA, NEC and Star Alliance to expand the use of biometric identity for touchless…

May 21, 2021

Benefits of facial recognition kiosks for hospitality, travel highlighted by NEC, BizVibe

Kiosks with face biometrics could be deployed to various areas in the travel and hospitality industries to secure and improve…

May 18, 2021

IATA Travel Pass adds NFC, Hawaii adds NEC face biometrics for health screening

A trial of digital identity and COVID-19 test results with NFC technology through the biometric International Air Transport Association (IATA)…

May 11, 2021

NEC accelerates face biometrics 20X with neuroscience-inspired AI engine

NEC Corporation has developed a way to speed up its NeoFace biometrics by up to 20 times while maintaining accuracy…

May 6, 2021

NEC National Security Systems launches to deliver biometrics to US government

NEC North America has launched a new subsidiary, NEC National Security Systems, Inc. (NEC NSS), to specialize in the delivery…

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