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NECs’ Face Recognition System Boasts Surat’s Safe City Project

NEC India

NEC India Pvt. Ltd and Innovative Telecom & Softwares Pvt. Ltd successful deploys the NEC’s Face  Recognition System (FRS) for Surat City Police (Gujarat). NEC drop-shipped  two disruptive;  NeoFace Watch – a real time gate-keeper of individuals with an easy integration to the existing live CCTV cameras and agile in robust conditions whereas NeoFace Reveal addresses forensic criminal investigation using recorded videos, still face images and sketches of suspects.

Smt. Anandi Ben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the landmark deployment at the ‘go-live’ event of the Picture Intelligence Unit (PIU) at Surat Police Headquarters in the city.

Speaking on the successful completion of the project, Koichiro Koide, Managing Director, NEC India said, “We are delighted to announce the successful deployment of our advanced Face Recognition System for Surat Safe City. It is an honour to have partnered with the Surat City Police for building this state-of-the-art Picture Intelligence Unit. Provisioning for citizens’ safety is imperative for any smart city, and our technology can be any Police department’s best ally in ensuring that. We are committed to the Surat City Police in this partnership, and we look forward to more such collaborations with them as well as other cities in the country.”

NEC augmented deployment of the systems in February 2015 on winning the contract from Surat City Police after multiple stringent rounds of tests and evaluations.

Shri Rakesh Asthana, Indian Police Service, Police Commissioner of Surat City, said, “We thank NEC for helping us realize our dream of incorporating PIU (Picture Intelligence Unit) in the Surat Safe City Police Command and Control Center. This world’s leading Face Recognition System and Forensic Criminal Investigation System can offer our police department the much required real-time intelligence to ensure the safety of our city and its citizens. We can now proudly say that Surat Safe City is India’s first Safe City”

The attendees were given full demo of the capabilities of NEC’s cutting edge NeoFace face recognition technology.

Equipped with NEC’s advanced NeoFace technology, Surat City Police becomes the first police department in India to have a Picture Intelligence Unit (PIU)


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