NEC looks to improve security and efficiency with facial recognition

All eyes are on Japan as the next big gaming market, though the opening of an IR in a country with top-notch technological advancements means that whole industry may gain from the process. Japanese companies are already becoming involved in the gaming industry, with NEC Corp. a key example. One can tell that a company is deeply rooted in a country’s economic history when it is named Nippon Electric Company, which basically means “Japan Electric Company”. Now known to the world as NEC, the company founded in 1898, now has over 100,000 employees internationally and is listed in the Fortune 500. While the IT and electronics giant is synonymous with monitors and PC products, an added emphasis on facial recognition technology and smart-hospitality in recent years has created business opportunities in the security, hospitality, and even casino sectors.   NEC’s Takashi Tsukahara, manager of the Value Creation Division explains that, “facial recognition...

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