NEC Corporation announced that it provided information and communications technology (ICT) systems for the 18th Asian Games, including a facial recognition system and a behavior detection system, as a supporting sponsor in the category of ICT security.
The Asian Games are an international multi-sport event for athletes from across Asia that are held once every four years. This year’s event was held in Jakarta and Palembang in the Republic of Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.
NEC offered a facial recognition system utilizing “NeoFace,” NEC’s flagship facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine, featuring the world’s highest recognition precision (*), and a behavior detection system to the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, the main stadium of this event. These systems identify suspicious persons, who have been registered in advance, from surveillance camera video as well as detect intrusions to restricted areas and suspicious objects.
Systems were provided as part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Japanese Government to the Indonesian Government.
This project was implemented with support from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia, which was in charge of infrastructure development projects for the 18th Asian Games, making the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium ideal for hosting international mega events which require enhanced safety and security.
In addition, NEC provided a network system that was fundamental to successfully managing the event. This system connected a total of 130 locations, including associated offices of the Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC) and all competition venues. NEC also supported system operations during the event.
Moreover, NEC provided surveillance cameras, network systems, and telephone exchanges for competition venues, including the athletics stadium, basketball gymnasium, baseball stadium, softball stadium and tennis courts in Jakarta.
“NEC is proud to have contributed to the safe, secure and efficient management of the Asian Games,” said Ichiro Kurihara, President Director, PT. NEC Indonesia.
“Going forward, NEC will continue to globally provide sophisticated solutions in support of the ‘NEC Safer Cites’ program, including facial recognition systems and behavior detection systems. We aim to take advantage of these experiences with the Asian Games 2018 in order to promote smart city initiatives centered on essential infrastructure that contributes to safe and secure community development through digital transformation.”
Following the successful Asian Games project, NEC highlighted and demonstrated its biometric solutions, including face recognition, at the ASEAN-Japan workshop hosted by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terorisme (BNPT) on 19 and 20 September 2018 in Jakarta. The workshop was designed to promote the use of biometric technologies for enhancing security in South East Asia and attended by experts from counter terrorism organizations in ASEAN member statesSource: nec.com