At the seventh ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Conference & Exhibition held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week, NEC debuted cutting-edge aviation technologies and solutions aimed at assisting airport operators and airline agencies worldwide transform and safeguard airports.
One is NEC's IDentiBoard, which is a system designed to provide secured, fast and seamless processing of passengers' details from check-in, immigration clearance, airport security to boarding, using fully automated uni- or multi-modal biometrics recognition technologies to improve the overall passenger boarding process.
NEC said the system provides personalised boarding ID, speeds up clearance and improves security at the airport, thereby increasing operational efficiency for flight boarding.
Another new solution is NEC's Flight Information Display System which can provide essential real-time information. Based on the concept of a user-friendly design, NEC's FIDS provides instantaneous information related to flights, airport operations and other general topics that may matter to passengers and airport staff.
According to NEC, the Haneda International Airport in Japan has implemented 450 units of FIDS and 20 units of 65-inch digital signage at its premises since October 2010, providing important travel-related information in real-time.
NEC's integrated security solutions and technologies such as its biometrics authentication technologies are accredited by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in the US. Over the last 30 years, NEC has installed its biometric identification systems for more than 480 customers in more than 30 countries.
Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director at NEC Asia Pacific's Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety, said: "With the aim of making society more satisfying and secured through advanced technologies, NEC is now expanding its suite of ICT technologies and solutions to the transportation industry."
To leverage on its technological expertise, NEC APAC has established regional competency centres for public safety and display solutions to expand its capabilities and expertise to support businesses in the Asia Pacific region.
Added Tan: "As the global travel industry continues to expand with more travellers and flights, the aviation industry can leverage these latest technologies to improve the airport and airlines' operational efficiency and boost public security."
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