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Identity & Access Control

The increased globalization of the economy means more people are on the move, working and living outside of their countries of birth to places where opportunities exist. At the same time, business travel is also on the increase as executives and entrepreneurs seek out new markets and opportunities. All this requires that countries manage their borders well.

Countries need to clear the daily traffic across checkpoints, control contraband, collect duties, and ensure that undesirable elements are kept out. NEC offer a variety of time-tested solutions to handle these issues. Over the years, NEC has developed various manual and automated border control solutions leveraging on leading-edge biometric technologies, which are also developed by NEC.

Digital ID

With the growing adoption of digital technologies, such as cloud computing, social and mobility, a person no longer has just a single physical identity but multiple digital identities across applications, devices, and objects. As people link their physical self to their digital self, it opens innovative ways of identification in the digital world.

Digital identity derived from physical identity provides an extra layer of protection through biometric authentication. Not only does it reduce fraud, it enhances the experience, which increases loyalty over the customers’ life cycle.

NEC’s Digital ID solution helps both government and private sector to leapfrog from a security-centric focus to one that optimizes experience for greater speed, accuracy, and competitiveness.

National ID

With rise in incidents of identity fraud, it is imperative for governments to protect and manage their citizen’s identity through a robust and secure national identity system.

NEC’s National ID solution capitalizes on its world leading multi-modal biometrics identification technology. It provides high-speed, highly scalable and accurate end-to-end solution to Governments for reliable Identity Management.

Driver's License

In many countries that do not have National IDs, driver licenses have become the de facto form of identification, elevating the need to improve the security of these documents. Biometric technologies enable governments to secure their Driver’s License system via the elimination of duplicate and fraudulent licenses.

NEC's Driver’s License solution employs biometrics to validate the identity of the license holder. When issuing and renewing licenses, NEC's Driver’s License solution allow governments to streamline services whilst delivering operational savings.


Travel documents such as passports are the foundation of effective border control. Systems that register legitimate users and that can effectively and quickly identify these users as they enter or leave a country allows border control officers to focus their time and attention on non-registered users.

NEC has developed a number of different passport solutions for countries around Asia. They include biometric passports, machine-readable passports and e-passports, as well as a combination of these. These passports rely on using NEC's automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to identify and verify the holder of the travel document.

Border Control

Most countries today see a massive amount of human and cargo traffic flowing in and out of the country on a daily basis. To manage this, countries have to maintain a delicate balancing act. They need to be able to clear this traffic quickly; however, this speed cannot be at the expense of security. Countries need to be able to keep out contraband and undesirable elements even as they speed legitimate traffic through.

Ensuring fast and effective border control is one of the key steps to ensuring homeland security. NEC has numerous solutions for manual and automated border control solutions leveraging on leading-edge biometric technology.

Using NEC’s automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), NEC has developed technology, hardware and processes to allow legitimate, registered users to pass through borders swiftly. Legitimate users are quickly and accurately identified and allowed to enter or leave with no fuss. NEC has deployed solutions such as an immigration auto-clearance system and an automated vehicle clearance system in Singapore and Hong Kong.