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NEC Honored with Frost & Sullivan 2017 Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award

2017-07-07 10:37

SINGAPORE, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC was honored with the 2017 Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award at the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards banquet held at Shangri-La Singapore.

As one of the pioneers of cutting edge biometric technology, NEC has been involved in the development of facial recognition technology for more than 30 years. NEC's NeoFace®, part of NEC's suite of AI technologies, is a facial recognition engine boasting the world's highest* authentication accuracy for real-time investigations. NEC's facial recognition technology has been introduced to more than 40 countries globally such as Australia, India and Singapore.

Ms. Serene Chan, Industry Manager, ICT, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that the Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award recognizes companies that have consistently demonstrated technical leadership and growth performance in 2016 in Asia Pacific for the Biometrics solutions segment.

"NEC's multimodal biometrics authentication is incorporated into vertical-focused solutions that address security challenges under different scenarios. With a wide and integrated product portfolio, NEC has extensive capabilities that are aligned to bring about both physical and cyber security in airports, maritime, stadiums, big event venues, critical infrastructure, government services, natural disaster management and public places. At the same time, NEC supplements its biometrics solutions with horizontal technologies in video analytics, IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, cyber security and the integration of various emerging technologies to support the authorities in public safety measures," she noted.

"The award is recognition for our proven solutions and validates our expertise in the public safety sector. NEC is committed to providing the best-in-class technology to law enforcement, border security and governments globally to create a better city and keep communities safe," said Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation.

The recipients of the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were identified based on an in-depth research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's analysts. The award categories offered each year are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape and include new emerging trends. The shortlisted companies were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth; market share and growth in market share; leadership in product innovation; marketing strategy and business development strategy.

*NEC's video facial recognition technology has been top ranked for four consecutive times in the benchmark testing of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit

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