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Raffie Beroukhim Appointed as Chief Experience Officer for NECAM

Raffie Beroukhim Appointed as Chief Experience Officer for NECAM

NEC Corporation of America has appointed Raffie Beroukhim as its new Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Beroukhim has been with the company since 2011, and has spearheaded many of its Advanced Recognition Systems initiatives in the past few years. Some of his key accomplishments include the formation of the company’s Federal Government Operations office in Washington,…

NEC Signs Smart City MoU with Government of New South Wales

NEC Signs Smart City MoU with Government of New South Wales

NEC will be embarking on a new smart city project in collaboration with the government of New South Wales (NSW). The initiative entails a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between the two parties and the NEC Corporation’s NEC Australia subsidiary. The MoU specifically details plans for a Digital Safer and Smarter City environment,…

NEC Joins Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program

NEC Joins Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program

NEC has teamed up with Siemens in an effort to improve data collection and analytics at the enterprise level. To that end, NEC will apply its System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT) to the MindSphere operating system as the latest member of the MindSphere Partner Program. MindSphere is a cloud-based open operating system designed for industrial…

NEC Releases Network Connect Call Routing Solution

NEC Releases Network Connect Call Routing Solution

NEC America has released a new call routing solution for the enterprise. Dubbed Network Connect, the solution leverages the 46 Labs Communications telecom ecosystem to automatically route each call through the most affordable available carrier. The Network Connect hub is compatible with hundreds of international voice carriers, and allows customers to take advantage of a…

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that. Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order…

NEC Enhances NeoFace Security with BlackRidge Tech

NEC Enhances NeoFace Security with BlackRidge Tech

NEC Asia Pacific has teamed up with a US-based network security firm to help shore up the defenses of its smart city platform. The company has signed on as a reseller of BlackRidge’s cybersecurity solutions, with a focus on the latter’s TAC Identity Device. TAC-ID is a two-port, in-line network device that is designed to…

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

Intel to Help Power Facial Recognition Security at 2020 Olympics

“Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games formally announced their plans for a security system based on facial recognition about a month ago.” Intel is going to be a major tech partner of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, including a prominent role for the company in the Games’ biometric security system. Organizers of…

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

“The project aims to increase access to goods and services for the residents of vulnerable neighborhoods, thus allowing them to improve their opportunities for socioeconomic inclusion in the fourth industrial revolution.” NEC Argentina has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NGO Bitcoin Argentina and the Innovation Laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (aka the…

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

“By utilizing base stations that support open interfaces, we will flexibly and efficiently deploy 5G networks that meet various use cases in the 5G era…” NEC is supplying NTT DOCOMO with radio units that will become part of the company’s growing 5G infrastructure. The new units are designed to serve as equipment for 5G base…

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

“A central component of NEC’s project will be the provision of its Cloud City Operation Centre platform, which will collect data from sensors placed across cities in order to support municipal services.” NEC subsidiary NEC Iberica has been selected to provide smart city solutions for a large slate of Spanish cities. The contract was awarded…

FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

There’s usually a pretty diverse range of topics encompassed in Mobile ID World’s top articles for the week, and while that’s true this time, there is also an undeniable through line: The FIDO Alliance and its standards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. The authentication standards body itself made news with…

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

The NEC Corporation has established a set of human rights principles to guide its business decisions when using biometrics and artificial intelligence. The newly published “NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles” reflect a commitment to privacy at every stage of development, and are also intended to ensure compliance with international rules and regulations. With…

SXSW Hosts NEC’s Biometric Art Exhibit

SXSW Hosts NEC’s Biometric Art Exhibit

The NEC Corporation will be joining the festivities at this month’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Specifically, the company will be showcasing a biometric art exhibit called CODE, which will make iris scans of SXSW guests and convert the information into graphic patterns that reflect the unique biometric signature of each individual. The…

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC and Japan-based telecom NTT DOCOMO have made further progress in their efforts to trial experimental 5G connectivity technology. Together with Tobu Railway Co., the companies successfully transmitted high-definition video to a fast-moving train. It’s the culmination of a long-term effort. Last spring the companies transmitted 3G data to a car moving at over 300km…

NEC Trials Facial Recognition Over 5G with NTT DOCOMO

NEC Trials Facial Recognition Over 5G with NTT DOCOMO

“…with NEC’s ‘Context-aware Service Controller’, the system is designed to dynamically allocate network resources as needed, switching to high-definition images only when faces are detected.” A trial of facial recognition technology from NEC could point to how such technology could be used in the 5G future. The company has announced that it has provided a…

NEC is Buying Denmark’s Largest IT Company

NEC is Buying Denmark’s Largest IT Company

NEC is buying a major European IT company in a bid to increase growth in its global safety business. The company announced that it has established a deal to acquire KMD, which it says is Denmark’s largest IT company. In a statement announcing the acquisition, NEC explained that it is part of its “Mid-term Management…

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