Public Administration Services
Many governments have known to use ICT (infocomm technologies) to engage its residents as well as for service delivery. However, with their dependence on new technologies, modern societies have become highly vulnerable to digital disruptions caused by cyber-attacks, which can lead to disruptions to services. NEC offers solutions to government to shield itself from the threat of digital paralysis.
Another important challenge of this increase in population density is the vulnerability of the population to disease outbreaks. Contagion is much faster because diseases do not have far to travel. As such, a safe city is not merely one that is free from security incidents. Governments also need to ensure that its residents are kept safe from different kinds of foreseeable harm. Over the years, NEC has developed a number of different solutions that do this in different ways.
Management of Foreign Manpower
Apart from citizens and permanent residents, many countries now rely on importing manpower from abroad to meet their labor needs. This can be highly-trained professionals or short-term workers to fill the gap in manpower shortages.
These talents or short-term workers play a vital economic role but for the purposes of identification and management, they are usually managed separately by different ministries. The creation of a range of passes from Employment Passes to Work Holiday Passes ensures the ability of a country to effectively handle the influx of foreign talent.
Each of the approved foreign manpower working will be issued an identification card with their biometrics information. NEC also has an Automated Arrival System to complement the registration process via the incorporation of self-check-in kiosks and LCD display panels to provide personalized services to applicants more efficiently.
Employing its state-of-the-art fingerprint biometrics and photo-images technologies, NEC is able to help countries construct database of every foreigner residing in the country on a long-term basis.
Apart from an identity management solution, NEC also offers a business process outsourcing solution and services to handle the enrollment process, card personalization, and card issuance.
Library Materials Circulation System
The relatively simple task of borrowing or returning books performed by traditional libraries can now be fully automated. This has helped improve efficiency in service delivery. In addition, it frees up librarians for more important tasks that cannot be automated, such as helping people locate information or particular library resources.
To handle the mundane task of borrowing and returning books, NEC has developed a library management system. The system relies on radio frequency identity (RFID) systems to handle the borrowing and returning of books. Using ISO-compliant RFID tags, NEC's solution allows borrowers to check out up to six books simultaneously, instead of doing them one at a time. The system can also quickly process the return of books, all without needing human intervention.
In addition, the system is completely networked so that at any point in time the organization will be able to get an up-to-date view of the status of all RFID equipment.
In the information economy of today, Intellectual Property (IP) can be a valuable commodity, allowing companies to make technological leaps forward over the competitors. IP can consist of patents, trademarks, copyright, author's rights and industrial designs.
Protection of these trademarks encourages companies to spend money on research and development as they know their IP, once registered, cannot simply be copied, thus giving them a competitive advantage.
NEC’s Integrated IP Registry System enables the handling of the IP registration and protection process from end to end.