From left: Vikas Singh, Country Head, Services and SI, NEC India; Kris Ranganath, CTO, Govt. and Public Global Solutions Division, NEC Corp; Takaya Kobayashi, General Manager, Govt. and Public Global Solution, at the Bangalore launch of the Biometric Excellence Centre on May 26
NEC brings its biometrics technology to Bangalore
NEC India Pvt. Ltd, and their principals, NEC Corporation ( Japan), have joined to create a Biometrics Excellence Centre (N-BEC) in Bangalore. The centre will cater to the company’s global chain engaged in development, deployment and support of identity solutions for the international market. This center is also aimed at accelerating the expansion of NEC’s global identification solutions and integrated security solutions business, including its own automated fingerprint identification solutions and face recognition solutions. Koji Oda, Managing Director, NEC India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The public safety market in India has huge potential and the setting up of this Biometric centre, is indicative of our commitment to the India market. We foresee greater adoption of biometric solutions in India, particularly in civic amenities and various social schemes.”
Clearly NEC had sized up the huge opportunity thrown up by the Indian Universal ID programme and other biometrics projects -- and was making sure it would get in at the ground floor if invited. “The setup of this NEC Biometrics Excellence Center is to showcase NEC’s capabilities in the biometrics field, and by capitalizing on all our resources and engineering, geographic and technological expertise in this area, we will be able to strengthen our core competencies and bring our biometrics technologies to greater heights,” added Takaya Kobayashi, General Manager, Government and Public Global Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.
The centre will initially employ around 50 people and will ramp-up its operations to meet the market demands in future.
“The setup of this Biometrics Centre enables us to play an important role in bringing about reforms at every level from education, land records, hospitals as a part of social schemes rolled out by the Indian Government,” said Kris Ranganath, Chief Technical Officer, Government and Public Global Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.
The N-BEC will be managed by NEC India and will also develop and deploy solutions for India market and play a leading role in expanding NEC public safety market in India.