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NEC Announces Key Sponsor Activities at Upcoming AFIS Internet User Conference
August 25, 2016

Irving, Texas - August 25, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications, and multimodal biometric solutions, today announced a full schedule of activities in support of the 30th Anniversary AFIS Internet (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)  Conference, scheduled for August 28-31 at the OMNI hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year's conference is "Biometrics On My Mind."
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NEC Joins Forces with Leading Technology Distributor Info X
August 11, 2016

Irving, Texas - August 11, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it has enhanced and strengthened its channel with the addition of Randolph, New Jersey based Info X Distribution, a leading global distributor of storage networking solutions since 1999.  Info X specializes in the distribution of storage, software, and server connectivity for virtualized networks and cloud environments, and is noted as a major source of server components
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NEC Launches iPASOLINK EX Advanced, High Capacity Radio
August 9, 2016
Irving, Texas - August 9, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the launch of the new iPASOLINK EX Advanced, an ultra-compact radio communication system utilizing Adaptive Modulation and Bandwidth together enabling 10Gbps wireless throughput capacity in a single channel.
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NEC's New iPASOLINK ™ Series Radio Pushes Limits of Radio Performance with Highest Power Radio Transmitter Available
August 9, 2016
Irving, Texas -  August 9, 2016 -

  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the launch of a new addition to the iPASOLINK Series of Microwave Radios. The iPASOLINK VR1250 is specifically designed to meet the ever increasing demand for greater amounts of data, video, and voice traffic across wireless transport networks, with enhanced convergence capabilities incorporating 12 RF Channels, multiple 10GbE Ethernet Interfaces, as well as multiple CWDM interfaces in a single chassis.  
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NEC Launches SmartScan™ - Livescan Made Smart!
August 8, 2016
Irving, Texas  _ August 8, 2016 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking, public safety and biometric solutions, today announced that it is introducing SmartScan, the biometric industry's most advanced multi-modal capture solution. SmartScan breaks from convention with an extraordinarily functional ergonomic design and a Microsoft Windows 10 user interface delivering leading edge biometric technology.  These advancements, coupled with NEC's commitment to service and support will exceed the needs of law enforcement agencies and civil departments for many years to come.
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NEC Financial Services Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary
August 1, 2016
Saddle Brook, New Jersey - August 1, 2016 - NEC Financial Services, LLC, a leader in providing technology financing and leasing for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary.  
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NEC Corporation of America Named Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider
July 18, 2016
Irving, Texas - July 18, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, offering customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) greater confidence from a partner ecosystem when building their next-generation IT projects using Red Hat solutions. As a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, NEC will resell certified Red Hat offerings on-demand, via multi-tenant, dedicated and managed models. 
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NEC Trials Cashless Payment by Facial Recognition
July 13, 2016
Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC: TSE: 6701) today announced a series of trials for cashless payment services using its facial recognition technologies at small shops inside its head office building in Tokyo. These trials are being conducted from late June to the end of August as a part of NEC's initiatives to apply its biometrics authentication technologies, which have been recognized as the world's most accurate *, to a range of services, including cashless payment, aiming to enhance the reliability and convenience of the identification process.
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NEC Wins the 2015 Gold Award for Field Innovation from the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (AI)
June 24, 2016
Tokyo, June 24, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) NEC Informatec Systems, Ltd., together with TAPIRS Co., Ltd., have won "The 2015 Gold Award for Field Innovation" from the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (*) for their development of a ticket ID system using face recognition software. 
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NEC Awards Top Performers at Annual Channel Partner Conference
June 8, 2016
Irving, Texas - June 8, 2016 -  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced key award recipients recognized at its Advantage Executive Conference held May 18-20 at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra, Florida, just outside of Jacksonville.  
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NEC adds IndigoCare to its Global Healthcare Solutions Offering
June 7, 2016
Irving, Texas - June 7, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced it is expanding its global portfolio of Healthcare solutions to include IndigoCare's iCall nurse call system.
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NEC HYDRAstor® HS Series Wins Top 2016 Award at 11th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Award in Storage Solutions
May 26, 2016
Irving, Texas -  May 26, 2016 -  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced that its HYDRAstor HS Series deduplication storage solution won the Gold Award in the Storage Solutions category of Network Products Guide’s 11th Annual 2016 Hot Companies and Best Product Awards. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognition in every facet of the IT industry.  Winners will be honored June 27 during the annual dinner and presentations in San Francisco.    
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NEC Announces Opening of Identity Solutions Office in Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2016
Irving, Texas - May 16, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking, biometric identity, and multimodal biometric solutions, today announced that it is opening a new office in Washington, D.C. The significant new presence is a showcase for NEC's industry leading identity solutions and biometric technology dedicated to serve its many government customers and partners.
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NEC to Provide Facial Comparison Technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport
May 5, 2016
Irving, Texas --  May 5, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it is working with global information technology leader Unisys to provide the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with facial comparison technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York City, to enhance the Air Entry process through accurate assurance of traveler identity. Unisys has integrated NEC's NeoFace Match facial recognition software into its overall solution.  
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NEC's Kenichi Ohmichi named Project Team Leader with the OpenStack Community
April 22, 2016

Irving, Texas - April 22, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions along with NEC Corporation, today announced that Mr. Kenichi Ohmichi, Senior Software Engineer, Global Solution Platform Center, NEC Corporation of America, has been named Project Team Leader (PTL) with the OpenStack Community's Quality Assurance (QA) Project. This is the first time that a Japanese national has been awarded this honor.
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NEC Combines Biometric Technologies with Azure IoT Technology to Create Powerful Solutions for Manufacturing and Retail
April 21, 2016
Irving, Texas - April 21, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the demonstration of new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the manufacturing and retail industries. Built with Microsoft Azure IOT technology, both solutions will be on display at Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair, 25 - 29 April 2016, Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany.
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NEC Tees Off with 2016 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout
April 20, 2016
Irving, Texas - April 20, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it is a major sponsor of the 2016 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout being held at Las Colinas Country Club April 25- May 1.  The Shootout is the only LPGA Tour event held in Texas and has commitments from 19 of the top 20 female golfers in the world.
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NEC Pushes Scalability Limits with Launch of Next Generation HYDRAstor HS6 Series Grid Storage System
April 14, 2016
Irving, Texas  April 14, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced a new HYDRAstor HS6 Series, HS6-5000A, specifically designed to scale and meet the large archival requirements of data generating industries such as Media & Entertainment.
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GAI and NEC Help U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Mobile Biometric Technology to Assist in Border Enforcement Efforts
March 28, 2016
Irving, Texas and Cincinnati, OH, March, 28, 2016 -  NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, and Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider and small business, today announced they have successfully delivered to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mobile Identification (ID) Technology. The Mobile ID technology selected is NEC Corporation of America's NeoScan45® device.
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NEC Biometric Solution Re-examines Evidence in 2000 (and counting) Cold Cases
March 24, 2016
Irving, Texas - March  24, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications, and multimodal biometric solutions, today announced the results of its award winning Integra ID 5 latent fingerprint matching technologies as measured in actual use by WIN, (Western Identification Network), a consortium of western U.S. state and local law enforcement agencies. In 18 months of successful operations of the WIN Integra ID solution, all eight member states are reporting measurably elevated latent fingerprint and palm print hit rates.
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NEC's UNIVERGE BLUE is Top Cloud Solution for Second Year in Row
March 23, 2016
Irving, Texas - March 23, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation, that its UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services UCaaS cloud-based solution  received the highest overall score in the annual Unified Communications mock Request for Proposal (RFP) session, "A UCaaS/Hybrid RFP: What Can Cloud Providers Deliver?," at the Enterprise Connect 2016 conference held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 7-10.  Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exposition on enterprise communications and collaboration.  NEC was also recognized last year at Enterprise Connect as the best cloud solution in the UCaaS/Hybrid RFP assessment session.
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NEC All Flash Array Makes SPC-1™ Top 10 With over 605K IOPS
March 22, 2016
Irving, Texas  March 22, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that its M710F SAN Storage System achieved top ten performance with a new SPC-1 Result[1] measuring a number of factors including IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). The top ten SPC-1 list is found at SPC-1 top 10.
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NEC Delivers Enhanced Scalability and Performance for Software Defined Networking
March 15, 2016

Irving, Texas - March 15, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the immediate release of the next generation (V6.3) of its highly successful ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, including the award winning SDN  ProgrammableFlow Controller (PFC) and UNIVERGE PF6800 Network Coordinator (UNC). The new release supports a packet processing pipeline capability designed to work with low cost OCP (Open Compute Project) approved network equipment, ensuring an efficient, high-performance and flexible network architecture. 
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"Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise" with NEC at Enterprise Connect 2016 Conference
March 3, 2016
Irving, Texas - March 3, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation it will feature their technology solutions that help companies "Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise," during the Enterprise Connect 2016 Conference.  The NEC booth is designed as a "Smart Enterprise," representing different departments within a company and showcasing NEC's leadership in delivering an innovative portfolio of communications, analytics, security, cloud, biometrics and technology solutions that can maximize the power of any communications network.
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NEC provides the Brazilian Post Office with unified communications solution UNIVERGE 3C
March 2, 2016
Sao Paulo and Tokyo, March 2, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC: TSE: 6701) today announced the provision of its unified communications solution UNIVERGE 3C to the Brazilian Post Office in order to efficiently unify the communications between the post office's 19 locations throughout the State of Sao Paulo and reduce costs.

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NEC Selected as TechTarget 2015 Silver Product of the Year
February 22, 2016
Irving, Texas  February 22, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that its HYRDRAstor 4.4 storage platform has been selected as Silver winner in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2015 Products of the Year Backup Hardware category.
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NEC Releases Advanced ExpEther® 40G Technology in North America
February 9, 2016
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology provider for advanced IT, communications, networking and biometrics solutions, today announced the general availability in North America of its ExpEther 40G technology as an advanced version of ExpEther 1G/10G. This technology uses Ethernet infrastructure to help accelerate real-time Big Data processing.
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NEC's UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services Receives Product of the Year Award
February 8, 2016
Irving, Texas - February 8, 2015 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named NEC's UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services as a recipient of a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.
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NEC Selected as TechTarget 2015 Product of the Year Finalist
January 19, 2016
Irving, Texas  January 19, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that its HYRDRAstor 4.4 storage platform has been selected as a finalist in the data backup hardware category in the 2015 Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Product of the Year Awards.
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Not All Clouds Are Built the Same: Educational Webinar from NEC and UC Experts
January 18, 2016
Irving, Texas - January 18, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced that it is sponsoring a new webinar titled, "Not All Clouds Are Built the Same."  Hosted by Enterprise Connect and No Jitter, the 60-minute webinar will cover cloud trends for 2016, best practices, and will include successful Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) case studies. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. ET.
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NEC Showcases Retail and Digital Signage Solutions Integrating POS, Biometrics, Digital Signage, Interactivity, RFID, Omni-Channel, Big Data Capabilities at NRF16
January 14, 2016
NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology provider for advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced that it will feature new retail solutions that integrate a wide range of NEC technology, including point of sale (POS), biometrics, digital signage and analytics, during the National Retail Federation's Big Show, Jan. 17-20, 2016, at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit NEC in Booth #4143 during the NRF16 EXPO Jan. 17-19.  
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NEC On-Line Store Front Now Open for Business
January 6, 2016
Irving, Texas - January 6, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology provider for advanced IT, communications, and networking solutions, today announced an on-line store-front of applications, products and accessories for NEC's new UT 880 phone that is the latest endpoint that can interface to varied UCC platforms including the highly successful NEC UNIVERGE and Series 9000 unified communication solutions.  NEC's new UT 880 Android based smart phone with brilliant graphic display screen is the centerpiece that hosts the many applications available on NEC's Marketplace.
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