NEC Corporation announces the opening of the NEC Open Innovation Centre (OIC) in Singapore, which forms a part of the wider NEC innovation eco-system, and reaffirms NEC’s commitment to foster open innovation and partnerships with the private and public sectors.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the OIC is part of NEC’s $100 million investment over the five years from 2017 in research and innovation in the Asia Pacific region.
The Centre, operated by the Global Safety Division, is NEC’s first of its kind facility outside Japan, which infuses market-leading NEC technology and a deep partner ecosystem to offer cutting edge solutions in areas such as public safety, transportation and aviation.
The Centre provides a platform where solutions can be translated into realistic and relatable use cases. It houses various revolutionary thematic zones which allow an immersive experience in AI and biometric solutions within the context of daily life. For example, in the “home” zone, visitors will be shown how our face can be utilized as a powerful and trusted key to securely access government and commercial services with NEC’s Trusted Digital Identity solution.
NEC is also at the forefront of advanced ICT solutions for safety, security and efficiency in air travel. With more people flying today, as well as heightened security threats, passengers are asked to go through more checks and screenings. All this leads to an earnest need for providing a frictionless travel experience.
NEC’s One ID-Single token technology takes travel experiences to new heights by providing integrated identity management across the travel process, allowing passengers to authenticate their identity online or in person and ensuring efficient flow within the airport.