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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Selects NEC

High Growth City Police Department Upgrades and Strengthens its Safety and Network Capabilities with Industry Leader in Multimodal Biometrics

Irving, Texas – February 17, 2015 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, network managed services and multimodal biometric solutions, today announced that it was awarded a multi-year biometrics service contract with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the largest police department in Nevada, overseeing a city of more than 2 million residents and one of the world's top tourist destinations.

NEC shall deliver its new Integra-ID 5™ multimodal biometric identification system (MBIS) upgrade to LVMPD as a service, meaning NEC hosts and manages the solution at its data center. New services and upgrades include advanced latent fingerprint processing including multi-algorithm encoding and fusion matching on NEC's best-in-class Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform that easily scales to meet future needs that arise. NEC's Integra-ID 5™ SOA has built-in support of numerous biometrics modalities, including fingerprint, palm print, face, iris, and voice.

"Our department is dedicated to fighting crime and improving the quality of life in Las Vegas as well as maintaining the safety of the millions of visitors that Las Vegas hosts each year," said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. "In addition to assuring us a top-of-the-line MBIS solution for our forensic needs, the NEC solution with its flexible service model and annual payment plan met our fiscal constraints and budgeting needs as well."

The LVMPD project is one of several managed service contracts awarded to NEC in the past three months, distinguishing NEC as a premier provider of the Identity as a Service (IDaaS) model to law enforcement agencies in North America.

"The Las Vegas metropolitan area has had astonishing growth, becoming the most populous American city founded in the twentieth century," said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president of the NEC Biometrics Solutions Division. "We are pleased to have offered our IDaaS model, relieving LVMPD of a large capital expenditure and enabling the implementation of this upgrade through their operational budget."

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NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenues.

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