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NEC acquires Avaloq for $2.2B to combine biometrics and analytics with cloud services for digital transformation

NEC has announced the acquisition of Swiss financial software company Avaloq Group AG to integrate its biometrics and artificial intelligence technologies…

 

NEC supplies face recognition for cashless payments pilot at 30 locations in Toyama, Japan

Digital Garage subsidiary VeriTrans is providing a biometric facial recognition payment service in partnership with NEC for a pilot program in…

 

Tokyo Olympics considering biometric facial recognition for contact tracing, NEC likely supplier

Biometrics may be used for contact tracing at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, The Japan Times reports, to prevent…

 

Police in Japan reveal use of facial biometrics in criminal probes

A biometric facial recognition system that matches photos of offenders with images from social media and surveillance cameras has been…

 

PeasyPay launches biometric payment system, NTT facial recognition payments trialed on self-driving buses

A biometric payment system using facial and palm recognition has been launched by startup PeasyPay in Hungary to provide GDPR-compliant in-store…

 

Airport biometrics update: NEC collaborates with Japan Airlines, Vision-Box in Dubai, biometric entry at LAX

A series of new deployments of airport biometrics have been announced, including technologies from NEC and Vision-Box. Collins Aerospace, meanwhile,…

 

Vision-Box face biometrics launched to Osaka Airport and extended to AirAsia India at Bengaluru

Pre-security gates with biometric facial recognition, supplied by Vision-Box, have been deployed at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan to…

 

Idemia opens new Japan HQ with biometric tech display center in Tokyo

Idemia is scaling its business across Japan by opening a new head office in Tokyo’s Shibuya District where it will…

 

Normee raises $2.5M to fund expansion of palm print and vein biometrics to overseas markets

Japanese startup Normee, which develops software for palm print and vein biometrics on mobile devices, has raised 270 million yen…

 

Facial biometrics and smart city technology rise in Asia gets new incentive from pandemic

Facial recognition and other smart city technologies could be rolled out more quickly in Japan over the coming months, after…

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