14 international airports in Brazil to get facial recognition systems !

(Image Credits : independent.co.uk)

(Image Credits : independent.co.uk)

Tokyo, July 16 (ANI): NEC Corporation today announced its selection by the Receita Federal (Brazilian National Tax Collection Agency) to provide NeoFaceWatch facial recognition technology for 14 international airports throughout Brazil, including the major hub of Governador Andre Franco Montoro International Airport (Guarulhos Airport) in Sao Paolo and Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeao Airport) in Rio de Janeiro, in order to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs procedures.

NEC’s NeoFace Watch solution enables automatic facial recognition through photos, CCTV images, recorded videos and webcams.

It can be applied across a wide range of businesses to identify people both for security purposes and in customer relationship management, positioning itself as a flexible platform that aims to meet the needs of companies and governments alike.

For this project, NEC will deliver facial recognition systems that consist of NeoFace® Watch software, CCTV cameras, servers and network infrastructure, as well as integration services for Receita Federal’s existing systems and maintenance services.

“NEC’s facial recognition technology was evaluated by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as the world’s number one in precision and speed of analysis(*). After integration with the Receita Federal system, it will facilitate the identification of passengers who have been registered for suspect activity by the agency, contributing to the improvement of the country’s border controls and, consequently, to the improvement of society in general,” said Daniel Mirabile, the president of NEC in Brazil.

This is the first Brazilian Government project that utilizes the NeoFace Watch solution.