NEC to provide facial recognition at airport customs

07/11/18

NEC has announced that it has received an order from Japan Customs for an electronic customs procedure gate featuring facial recognition for use at the customs inspection area at Japan's busiest international airport.

Demonstration trials of the electronic customs procedure gate are scheduled to begin at Terminal 3 of Narita International Airport from April 2019. This will be the first time that facial recognition technology is used for customs procedures at an airport in Japan.

The electronic procedure gate will be installed at the customs inspection area where passengers proceed to after being admitted through immigration. Travelers' identities will be confirmed at a kiosk terminal (electronic declaration terminal) and at an exit gate equipped with NEC's facial recognition technology, which boasts the world's No. 1 recognition accuracy.

Furthermore, a smartphone application will facilitate electronic baggage declaration by enabling travelers to register baggage contents and passport information. These methods are expected to reduce passenger stress by relieving congestion and shortening waiting time in the customs inspection area. The facial image taken at the electronic procedure gate is only used for identification purposes and is deleted in an appropriate manner after use.

"NEC regards its safety business and the 'NEC Safer Cities' campaign as keys to expanding and enhancing its global business," said Ryouji Hayashi, Senior Vice President, NEC. "NEC has already provided biometric identification systems, including facial recognition, to approximately 50 airports around the world, and we look forward to capitalizing on this experience and know-how to contribute further to the security and safety of social infrastructure everywhere."

Subscribe to our free newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on LinkedIn

Latest Features & Interviews

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES

In this interview, Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet tells us about their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe.

SDW 2018 Interview: Ixla

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the secure documents and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements.

INTERVIEW: Gemalto‘s Xavier Larduinat on the future of borders and digital identities

Xavier Larduinat, Marketing & Communication manager for Innovation at Gemalto, explores the future of digital identity, the Thales acquisition and other trends in an exclusive interview with Security Document World.

More articles >>
Share |

Sponsored Links

SDW Conference and Exhibition
SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition providing a global showcase for next-generation secure credentialing solutions.

ID4Africa 2019 18-20 Jun 19