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NEC Corporation of Malaysia introduces Neoface® facial recognition solutions for the first time in Malaysia as part of public safety capabilities

Kuala Lumpur, August 12, 2014 – NEC Corporation of Malaysia will be introducing the NeoFace® Facial Recognition solutions in Malaysia for the first time, as part of NEC’s public safety offerings. NEC will be participating as main sponsor at Public Safety & Internal Security Asia 2014 held at the Grand Millennium at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 12 to 14 August 2014.

The NeoFace® suite of solutions include NeoFace®Reveal, a software dedicated for forensic application that captures facial images from photographs and crime scenes, and which are enhanced and encoded for matching against a mugshot repository. The NeoFace® Watch will also be showcased, which is designed for operational security users. It integrates with existing video surveillance systems and works by extracting faces in real-time from cameras, instantaneously matching them against a watchlist of individuals to trigger an alert.

NEC’s facial recognition technology relies on a modified Generalised Learning Vector Quantization (GLVQ) algorithm which enables high speed and high accuracy facial detection and facial features extraction. The technology has been deployed worldwide for security purposes, such as for CCTV surveillance, border control, law enforcement, immigration as well as others.

NEC Corporation of Malaysia’s public safety capabilities in Malaysia includes solutions for law enforcement, immigration control, public administration services as well as inter-agency collaboration, to enhance the safety of governments and businesses in Malaysia.

“NEC Corporation of Malaysia is committed to developing innovative public safety solutions that will contribute towards the public sector and related industries in Malaysia. Our expertise and experience includes successful deployment of facial recognition and biometric technologies for governments and businesses globally. Through our sophisticated technologies that can provide the needed intelligence to counter security threats, we look forward to working with security and government agencies to ensure the safety of the individual and community,” said Andrew Lee, Managing Director, NEC Corporation of Malaysia.

NEC’s face recognition technology has achieved the highest performance evaluation in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2014 performed by the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)*. Test results revealed NEC’s search accuracy as well as face recognition algorithms speed for image search outperformed competitors significantly. The NIST report is considered an industry benchmark for assessing how accurate a face recognition software solution is in one-to-many searching in various circumstances.


To learn more about NEC’s biometrics solutions, visit the website.


About NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd
Originally established as NEC Malaysia Sdn Bhd in March 1988, NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd (“NEC Corp Malaysia”) is a total solutions provider for a comprehensive range of NEC's IT, networking and telecommunications, and display technologies in Malaysia. By combining NEC’s and other third-party hardware and software to deliver a competitive edge to its clients, NEC Corp Malaysia also provides a wide range of systems integration solutions, business process analysis and system design, technical expertise, implementation and training, and support services through its NECare Support Center that provides comprehensive services nationwide, 24/7. Visit us at:

About NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Singapore-based NEC Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for NEC Corporation (HQ: Japan) in the Asia Pacific region (South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania). As a leading infocomm technology provider and systems integrator offering regional sales and services support and consultancy, NEC APAC develops solutions on carrier network, global identity, RFID, enterprise server, unified communications, multimedia display, and contact centre, as well as provide outsourcing and managed services.

To leverage on its technological expertise, NEC APAC has established regional competency centres for public safety and display solutions to expand its capabilities and expertise to support businesses in the Asia Pacific region.

In line with the NEC Group Vision to realize an information society friendly to humans and the earth, NEC embarks on corporate social responsibilities initiatives to support the Nature (environment), Education and Community. For more information, please visit


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