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NEC Announces NeoFace® Facial Recognition Technology Product Suite

  NEC Announces NeoFace® Facial Recognition Technology Product Suite

   Leading global provider of multi-modal biometrics identification systems
                          launches four new products

ISC WEST 2013 Booth #4145

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- April 8, 2013

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced IT, communication, and biometrics solutions, today announced a new
integrated facial recognition product suite. At its core the NEC NeoFace®
Product Suite uses advanced facial processing and matching algorithms that
have achieved high rankings in independent third-party testing indicating
superior performance of NEC NeoFace technology in dealing with real-world,
highly compressed images. NEC NeoFace image-matching algorithms achieved the
highest ranking in 2010 accuracy tests conducted by the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST)^1.

NEC is the market leader in multi-modal biometric identification systems with
more than 200 deployments in more than 30 countries. The NeoFace facial
recognition suite represents the next technical evolution and expansion of
NEC’s identity-matching capabilities.

NEC’s latest advances in technology have established facial recognition as an
effective and non-intrusive tool for identification. Large facial databases
are searched quickly and accurately as independent testing confirmed that
NeoFace technology is the most resistant to variants in age, race and pose
angle.

NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition product suite includes the following
solutions:

  *NeoFace® Reveal – Dedicated for forensic application, NeoFace Reveal is a
    software application dedicated to solving crimes using facial recognition
    technology. NeoFace Reveal allows for capture of “latent face,” either
    from photographs or crime scene videos. Latent faces are collected,
    enhanced and encoded for search against a facial gallery and through
    user-friendly applications are available for side-by-side viewing and
    verification. NeoFace Reveal is available as either a standalone solution
    or integrated with the NEC biometric identification system.
  *NeoFace® Watch – Designed for operational security users, NeoFace  Watch
    integrates with existing video surveillance systems enhancing security by
    extracting faces in real time from surveillance or even web cameras and
    instantaneously matching them against a watchlist of individuals. Multiple
    alert options are available within NeoFace  Watch.
  *NeoFace® Smart ID – Intended for field operations, NeoFace Smart ID is a
    smart phone and tablet-based solution that enables collection and
    identification of fingerprint, face, voice, demographic and other source
    data. NeoFace Smart ID can also be configured for submittal to a central
    database or with a local facial watch list allowing for on-the-spot
    identification prior to remote database search.
  *NeoFace® Match – Available to third-party system integrators as an
    “appliance” for integration in facial recognition solutions or existing
    identification systems, NeoFace Match includes NEC’s core facial
    recognition capabilities such as image processing, face detection, quality
    assessment, template encoding and matching.

“NEC’s new NeoFace Product Suite is rooted in the most advanced and accurate
facial matching technology available,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president
of NEC’s Biometrics Solutions Division. “Complementary and interrelated, this
new product suite provides four distinct solutions targeted at specific users.
Addressing forensic, security, in the field and appliance requirements, our
new product suite supports the needs of our clients seeking optimal
performance, accuracy and reliability in their identification systems.
Extraordinary tolerance for poor quality images (as low as 2,000 bytes and
inter-eye distance of as low as 24 pixels) from highly compressed surveillance
videos or photographs results in higher rates of positive identification and
unparalleled accuracy.”

As key markets turn to facial recognition technology for operational
efficiency and improved services, NEC’s NeoFace Product Suite will address
these requirements as well. Examples of this type of adoption include driver’s
license issuance, international borders, airports, company security systems,
amusement parks and the retail market.

NEC will be exhibiting at the ISC West Expo in Las Vegas, April 9-12, 2013.
Come see us in Booth #4145.

Footnote 1:
NIST’s Interagency Report - NISTIR 7830 - Performance of Face Recognition
Algorithms on Compressed Images. See http://face.nist.gov/ for NIST face
recognition evaluations and results. Results shown from the Multiple Biometric
Evaluation 2010 and the 2011 follow-up study do not constitute endorsement of
any particular product by the U.S. Government.

More information on NEC and its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be
found at:
http://necam.com/biometrics/
www.NECToday.com
Twitter @NEC
Facebook fan page: www.necam.com/facebook

© 2013 NEC Corporation of America. NEC and NeoFace are registered trademarks
of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks
mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

NEC Corporation of America
Frank Puglia, 214-262-3767
Frank.Puglia@necam.com
 
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