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NEC Launches SmartScan™ - Livescan Made Smart!

The Global Biometric Leader Launches its First Multi-Modal Capture Livescan Solution

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.

The livescan stations today, suffer from being obsolete, having a clunky design, an outdated user interface, lack of security features and are difficult to support and maintain. NEC's SmartScan is different. It starts with a modern user interface and intuitive screen utilizing Microsoft Windows 10 with modern touch, pinch-and-zoom and swipe features now common on all devices. Then it is housed in a visually pleasing, height adjustable, ergonomically designed kiosk with larger foot pedals for improved fingerprint and palmprint capture. Comprehensive managed services offer both centralized and remote managed service options, both backed by our extensive knowledge available for onsite local and managed remote support. Finally, enhanced security measures protect SmartScan from intrusion and malware attacks. The result is a fresh, new approach to a multi-modal biometrics capture solution that leads to better quality capture and guaranteed service level agreements.

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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 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit

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