Japanese IT integrator and networking company NEC Corporation has established a Global Safety Division in Singapore.
This is the Global Strategic Headquarters for NEC's Public Safety Business, the company said in a statement today.
Tan Boon Chin, managing director of the Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety in NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, has been appointed to lead the new division.
According to NEC, the Global Safety Division will focus on growing and developing the company's expertise in public safety.
The new division will devise global business strategy, develop new technologies and solutions and provide training and technical support for subsidiaries and partners worldwide. The solutions delivered in the region span across various domains, such as national ID, automated border control, finance, biometric security, critical facilities, transportation, food safety and cyber security.
"The new Division is introducing global markets to the message of 'Safer Cities'," said Takayuki Morita, senior vice president of NEC. "We are fully convinced that safety and security are the bedrock for a city's development, growth and renewal."
NEC said it chose Singapore in order to conveniently access important markets, to capitalise on the business experience and capabilities of the public safety team, and to further enhance its capabilities. "Singapore is a trusted hub for Asia's mission critical data and ICT infrastructure, and this makes us an ideal location for companies to develop new security-related products and services," said Jayson Goh, executive director of Infocomms and Media, Singapore Economic Development Board.
One of the projects that the Global Safety Division will be involved in is the recently announced Singapore Safe City Test Bed project, where NEC Asia Pacific was appointed as leader of one of the four consortia managing the test beds.
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