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NEC and Meru Networks Collaborate to Enable Open-standards-based Software-defined Networking (SDN) Solutions for the Enterprise
July 23, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation and leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking and communications solutions, and Meru Networks® (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, today announced an agreement through which the two companies will work together to create software-defined network (SDN)-enabled unified wired and wireless enterprise access networking solutions. The two companies are collaborating on support for OpenFlow™ to enable seamless interoperability between the NEC ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite and Meru 802.11ac intelligent Wi-Fi solutions.
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NEC's Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Testing for Third Consecutive Time
July 15, 2014
NEC Corporation (NEC) along with NEC Corporation of America (NECAM), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that NEC’s face recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2014 performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  
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Frost & Sullivan Honors NEC for its Holistic Approach to Deploying Enterprise Communications Solutions
July 15, 2014
Based on its recent analysis of the unified communications (UC) infrastructure market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NEC with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. NEC has leveraged leading-edge, software-defined networking (SDN) technology and integrated it across its UC and infrastructure product lines to deliver an optimized Software Defined Communications (SDC) experience for customers.
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Innovation Unleashed; HMSHost Unveils imagineIT Airport Terminal Simulation Lab
July 14, 2014
Just imagine it -an airport terminal tucked inside of an office building in the outskirts of Washington, DC. But not even just any airport terminal. One with the latest technologies you could imagine, all in one place. Global restaurateur HMSHost, leader in travel dining, has unveiled imagineIT, an "airport terminal" innovation lab where the company can explore all the latest technology possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.
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NEC HYDRAstor® HS8-4000 Wins Gold for Storage Solutions in 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards by Network Products Guide
June 27, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking and communications solutions, today announced that its HYDRAstor HS8-4000 deduplication storage solution won the Gold Award in the Storage Solutions category of Network Products Guide 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Product Awards. These industry and peer awards from Networks Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognition in every facet of the IT industry. Winners were honored June 23 during the annual dinner and presentations in San Francisco.
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NEC Installs First-Ever Unified Hospitality Application Suite at The Woodlands Resort
June 24, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, along with NEC Corporation today announced that The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, one of the world’s leading destination resorts, is the first hotel to install NEC's Application Platforms for Hotels, announced to the U.S. market in April 2013.  Coming from one of the pre-eminent leaders in the hospitality industry, the NEC Solution Platforms with its Application Platforms for Hotels resides on a single server platform, and is a groundbreaking first for the industry.
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NEC Takes Number 1 Position as Worldwide Market Leader
June 23, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) today announced that NEC has become the leading vendor in the global PBX extensions/licenses market, taking the number 1 position as worldwide market leader in MZA’s latest Global  PBX/IP PBX Market report over calendar Q1 2014.
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NEC has Lowest 5-year Total Cost of Ownership and Achieves Highest Overall Score in Enterprise Connect Unified Communications RFP
June 17, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, received the highest overall score in the annual Unified Communications mock request for proposal (RFP) session, "UC RFP and Review: Enterprise Communications Platform-Premise VS. Cloud-Based IP Telephony," held at the Enterprise Connect Conference in Orlando. NEC presented its solution for unified communications alongside multiple other vendors, and achieved the lowest five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the highest overall score in the "subjective with pricing" category.
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NEC Provides SDN Infrastructure for Nagoya City University Hospital
May 30, 2014
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has supplied new network infrastructure utilizing software-defined networking (SDN) for Nagoya City University Hospital, an education, research and core medical institution serving one of Japan's largest cities.
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PassTheNotes Announces Agreement with NEC Corporation of America to Launch Comprehensive Cloud Content Management Solution for Schools
May 22, 2014
MIAMI, Florida - May 22, 2014 - Today PassTheNotes, a cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teachers and students to collaborate and share content inside and outside of the classroom, announced a reseller agreement with NEC Corporation of America to bring together their technological capabilities, channel partners’ sales presence, and collaborative tools to provide a complete cloud-based content management solution for schools.  
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NEC Raises the Bar for High Density IT Solution Platforms for the Public and Private Cloud
May 20, 2014
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the global launch of a new solution platform based on micro modular servers - a world-class, compact, energy-efficient hardware - as a part of the "NEC Solution Platforms" portfolio. NEC's new solution platform is designed to support the demand for open solution platforms while satisfying business requirements for cloud services and big data analytics. This product enables users to reduce energy and operational costs as well as floor space requirements, while supporting higher value-added services.
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NEC Introduces InfoFrame Elastic Relational Store to North American Market
May 13, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) today announced the general availability and licensing in North America of its scale-out architecture database software, the InfoFrame Elastic Relational Store (IERS), which provides high availability and flexible scalability for rapid data growth.  
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NEC Introduces HYDRAstor® Deduped Transfer & Auto Image Replication for Leading Maximum System Performance Up to 4.1 PB/hr & Integrated DR
May 12, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking and communications solutions, today announced new enhancements to its HYDRAstor OpenStorage Suite for Symantec NetBackup by adding Deduped Transfer source side deduplication and WAN-optimized Auto Image Replication (AIR) for disaster recovery (DR).
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NEC Showcasing New Hyper-V Network Virtualization Solution at Microsoft's TechEd
May 9, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-defined Networking (SDN), today announced that it will be demonstrating a beta version of a new solution that enables Microsoft’s Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) to co-exist with NEC’s ProgrammableFlow SDN networking suite. NEC will be showcasing this demonstration during Microsoft’s TechEd North America 2014 conference May 12-15 in Houston. General availability of the integration of Hyper-V Network Virtualization and the ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite is expected in the second half of 2014.
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NEC Named 2014 Best of Interop Winner in Management ProgrammableFlow® Unified Network Coordinator (UNC) Wins Management Category
April 3, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), along with NEC Corporation in Japan, announced today that NEC's Unified Network Coordinator (UNC), a ProgrammableFlow Version 5.1, OpenFlow-based, software-defined data center interconnect solution, has won the Best of Interop Management category, as determined by a distinguished panel of judges at Interop Las Vegas. The conference continues through April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit www.bestofinterop.com.
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NEC Acquires Grid Energy Storage and Commercial Systems Business of A123 Systems from Wanxiang
March 24, 2014
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the acquisition of the A123 Energy Solutions business unit of A123 Systems, LLC. This acquisition, for approximately USD $100 million, strengthens the energy storage capability of NEC’s smart energy business, a core segment of its Mid-term Management Plan's commitment to social infrastructure. A123 Energy Solutions will be integrated into the NEC Group of companies and operated globally as a key element of its business. An agreement on the terms of the deal has been finalized and a new company “NEC Energy Solutions” is slated to begin operation in June 2014 under the direction of NEC. A123's existing cell manufacturing and sales, research and development, and automotive operations will remain the core focus of A123 Systems, LLC.
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NEC Selected as Finalist for Best of Interop 2014 Award
March 13, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-defined Networking (SDN), along with NEC Corporation Japan, today announced its selection as a Best of Interop finalist in the Management award category, recognizing NEC’s Unified Network Coordinator (UNC), a ProgrammableFlow® Version 5.1 OpenFlow-based, software-defined data center interconnect solution. The Best of Interop winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. April 1 in the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor during Interop Las Vegas, March 31 – April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: http://www.bestofinterop.com.
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NEC Showcases IT and Communications Solutions for Smart Enterprise at Enterprise Connect
March 13, 2014
NEC Corporation of America  (NEC), a leading provider of enterprise IT and communications solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation in Japan that it will showcase a broad suite of top-to-bottom IT and Communications solutions that encompass its IT empowered framework at Enterprise Connect,  March 17-20 in Orlando, FL.  NEC is leading the wave with its solutions for the smart enterprise that enable advanced, resilient and programmable infrastructure that can be executed at a global enterprise scale.
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NEC Receives 2013 INTERNET TELEPHONY Unified Communications Excellence Award
March 10, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated marketing company, has named UNIVERGE® 3C and its UCaaS cloud based solution as a recipient of its 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. 
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HP and NEC to Deliver SDN-enabled Open-standards Networking Solutions for Enterprise customers
March 3, 2014
HP and NEC Corporation today announced they are collaborating on the integration of advanced technology, leveraging open standards, to deliver software-defined networking (SDN) enabled networking solutions to enterprise customers.
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NEC's Latest SDN Release Increases Scalability 10X with New Unified Network Coordinator (UNC)
March 3, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC),  a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-defined Networking (SDN), and NEC Corporation in Japan today announced Version 5.1 of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, which introduces a new OpenFlow-based, software-defined data center interconnect solution - the Unified Network Coordinator (UNC).
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NEC Links Hotel Operator Support Application, UNIVERGE UA5200 with the Newmarket Hotel Service Optimization System - Optimizes Staff Operations and Supports the Improvement of Guest Services
February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has linked its hotel operator support application, UNIVERGE UA5200, with the Newmarket International, Inc.(Newmarket) hotel service optimization system, HotSOS (Hotel Service Optimization System). This service is currently provided in North America and is scheduled to become available in additional markets including Asia Pacific in the end of September this year.
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NEC to Provide SDN Network for Tokyo Station, One of the World's Busiest Train Stations
February 24, 2014
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is building a "common station network" utilizing SDN (Software-Defined Networking, *1) at Tokyo Station, one of the world’s busiest train stations, for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The network is scheduled to be complete in March of this year, making it the railway industry’s first (*2) network infrastructure using SDN technology.
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NEC's UNIVERGE 3C Accredited as Unified Capabilities Session Controller (UC SC) by U.S. Department of Defense UNIVERGE 3C Added to Unified Capabilities Approved Product List
February 20, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced the US Department of Defense (DoD) has accredited NEC’s UNIVERGE 3C™ software-based unified communications and collaboration solution (UC&C) as a UC Session Controller.  The accreditation for defense-wide deployments as a UC SC was granted by the DoD’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities Certification Office for meeting military grade security, functionality and reliability requirements. 
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NEC Launches UC for Business 7.0 Powerful New Call Center Interface Delivers Broad Global Capabilities, Simplifies Operation for Agents and Enhances Customer Interactions
February 19, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced version 7.0 of its UC for Business (UCB) unified communications software application with a new voice agent customer interface tool called TouchPoint.  Release 7.0 addresses the needs of global contact centers and agents who are challenged to keep customers happy in a dynamic multilingual market.
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NEC Announces Sixth Generation Scalable Enterprise Server Optimized for SDN
February 18, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, managed services and biometrics solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation in Japan the release of the Express5800/A2000 (A2000) series enterprise server using the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 product family. The A2000 series is the sixth generation of NEC’s Enterprise Intel Server Architecture and is designed to optimize performance, scalability and reliability for mission critical workloads.  The new servers can be ordered beginning on Feb. 28, with a list price starting at $30,000.
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NEC Delivers Best Java Virtual Machine Performance for 4-socket Servers on SPECjbb2013 Benchmark
February 18, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, managed services and biometrics solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation in Japan that the Express5800/A2040b (A2040b) enterprise server with Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2  achieved the world record performance among 4-socket servers on the SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM benchmark powered by Oracle JDK 8.
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NEC Contributes Network Virtualization to OpenDaylight Hydrogen Release
February 4, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-defined Networking (SDN), today announced with NEC Corporation in Japan that their Virtual Tenant Network (VTN)  contribution to the OpenDaylight Project is featured in the organization’s first release, called “Hydrogen,” which was revealed at the first annual OpenDaylight Summit. The OpenDaylight Project is a community-led and industry-supported open source framework to advance Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and NEC is a founding gold member of the project.
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NEC and 123.Net Certify Compatibility
February 3, 2014
Irving, Texas and Southfield, MI. - February 3, 2014 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions and 123.Net Inc. announced today the completion of interoperability certification of 123.Net's SIP trunking solution with NEC's IP business communication systems -- the UNIVERGE SV8100, SV8300 and SL1100.
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NEC Receives 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award UNIVERGE (new release 8.5) with enhanced UC and UNIVERGE Cloud Services UCaaS Recognized for Innovation
January 30, 2014
Irving, Texas  January 30, 2014  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the latest version of the company's popular UNIVERGE 3C software-based unified communications, cloud and collaboration solution  as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. 
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NEC and Moimstone Sign Distribution Agreement
January 27, 2014
Irving, Texas and Vancouver, BC, Canada  January 27, 2014 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, and Moimstone, a major VoIP provider of solutions and services,  today announced the signing of a distribution agreement for a new Android™-based handset for the enterprise market. Under the agreement, Moimstone will develop a new Android handset platform for NEC. The product is scheduled to release in the fall 2014.
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NEC Showcasing Integrated Life-cycle Management Retail Solution at NRF14 to Empower Today's Retailers
January 9, 2014
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating its integrated retail solution during the National Retail Federation conference, being held Jan. 12-15, 2014, at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
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NEC Recognized with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership - Nemertes Research Ranks NEC with the Lowest First-year Total Costs
January 7, 2014
Irving, Texas January 7, 2014  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, unified communications (UC), managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that it achieved the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) of vendors serving the IP Telephony market.   The significance of this resonates strongly with companies of varying sizes who are looking for ways to contain their IT and communication costs both now and in the future.
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