NEC, Cross Match integrate technologies

Sept. 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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IRVING, Texas, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Facial and forensic latent print matching technologies from NEC are being integrated into a U.S.-made handheld biometric device from Cross Match Technologies.

NEC said its Neoface facial recognition technology and latent print matching technology will use Cross Match's SEEK camera to acquire the image and perform searches on the device against local databases or watch lists.

The technologies enable the user to perform rapid, on-the-spot identifications prior to submitting the biometrics to remote databases for search, it said.

"NEC's facial matching and latent print identification technologies will further reinforce SEEK as the leading device in the fight against terrorism," said Glenn Hickok, senior vice president of sales for Cross Match.

"It will extend enrollment capabilities with local matching and enable more rapid suspect identification and provide an additional layer of safety and security to our armed forces overseas."

U.S. government testing confirmed the performance of NEC NeoFace technology in dealing with real-world, highly compressed images to as low as 2,000 bytes.

"We are pleased with our most recent relationship with Cross Match, and of the opportunities ahead to have our core technologies operate on mobile, handheld devices such as SEEK," said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president of NEC's Biometrics Solutions Division.

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