NEC , a network, communications and information technology company, established an "NEC Biometrics Excellence Center" (N-BEC) in Bangalore, India. It is aimed at accelerating the expansion of its global multimodal identification solutions and integrated security solutions business.
NEC has been developing biometrics matching technologies since the 1970s and its technological superiority in biometrics identification has been proven by several accuracy tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S.
More than 200 of NEC's biometrics solutions have been utilized by a broad range of agencies in more than 30 countries throughout the world. A wide variety of government and private agencies use these solutions including law enforcement, border control, civil identification and national election systems that require large scale, accurate and rapid biometrics matching.
NEC will capitalize on its central competencies in engineering, geographic and technological expertise to drive the development of N-BEC.
As a core engineering competency center, N-BEC will enhance NEC's worldwide solution engineering capabilities in the expedited delivery of customized multimodal identity solutions.
In February 2010, NEC announced its mid-term growth plan that targets an increase in the company's public safety business to US$1.07 billion through capitalizing on group-wide resources. The establishment of N-BEC is regarded as one of the first key steps towards realizing this goal.
Looking forward, NEC will continue to promote its overseas business by establishing NEC centers in five regions and aiming for $10 billion in international sales.