NEC, a long time partner of Matrix Communications, recently announced that it will be providing a large scale facial recognition system for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The system will be used to identify over 300,000 people at the games, including athletes, volunteers, media, and other staff. It’s the first time that facial recognition technology will be used for this purpose at an Olympic Games.
NEC’s Biometric Facial Recognition uses a 3D model that captures images in real time to select distinct features on the face. This technology will help Tokyo 2020 control access points for the fans and athletes alike. With extreme heat and the Olympics spread across the large city of Tokyo, it was crucial for the facilities to have a quick authentication process.
Want to see how Facial Recognition can benefit your organization? Reach out to Matrix, we would be happy to have you in for a demo.
For more on Facial Recognition at the Olympics, The Verge put out a great article: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/7/17659746/tokyo-2020-olympic-games-face-recognition-nec