2020 Press Announcements

NEC Announces General Availability Of New Integrations Platform For UNIVERGE BLUE® CLOUD SERVICES for North American Market

September 16, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America announced the new UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND integrations platform providing customers with the ability to combine powerful cloud voice, chat, video conferencing and contact center functionalities.

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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Chooses NEC Communication Solution For The 'New Normal'

September 15, 2020 - The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, one of Amsterdam's leading premium hotels and one of the flagship-properties of Marriott International in Western Europe, has announced that they have selected NEC and its award-winning NEC Smart Hospitality Solutions as THE communication solution for the hotel for the coming years.

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New Thermal Temperature Screening Equipment In Use At Hawaii's Airports

August 6, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America and the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division announce thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to help detect passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above.

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NEC & SITA Announce Global Aviation Partnership Agreement To Deliver The Future of Digital Identity At Airports

July 21, 2020 - NEC Corporation and SITA announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC's I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex.

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NEC-led Team To Provide Hawaii's Airports With Passenger Screening Technology

July 17, 2020 - NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., were selected by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to provide thermal temperature screening and facial recognition technology at Hawaii's public airports to help protect the community and identify passengers with a potentially elevated body temperature.

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NEC Announces General Availability of All-New UNIVERGE BLUE® CLOUD SERVICES Agency Partner Model

July 9, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America announces the most flexible, channel-friendly go-to-market strategy in the industry with three unique channel partner models: Agency, Revenue Share or Customer Ownership.

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NEC Platforms Provides Highly Functional Bioplastic, "NeCycle," Helping To Solve Environmental Issues

May 27, 2020 - NEC Corporation announced that NEC Platforms has begun global sales of "NeCycle," a cellulosic, highly functional bioplastic that contains approximately 50% non-edible plant ingredients and biodegrades in natural environments in approximately four years.

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Appointment of Raffie Beroukhim to New Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Post

June 18, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America announces the appointment of Raffie Beroukhim to the newly created post of Chief Experience Officer (CXO), a leadership position focused on accelerating NEC's business transformation into a social value-creation engine using platform-based technology and services focused primarily on enhancing the customer experience.

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NEC Announces General Availability of the All-New UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT and ENGAGE in Canada

June 15, 2020 - NEC Corporation announces the general availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud unified communications as a service solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a contact center as a service solution for businesses of all sizes, in Canada.

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NEC Announces General Availability of the All-New UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT and ENGAGE in U.S. Markets

May 27, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America announces the general availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes.

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CRN Awards NEC with a 5-Star Rating in the 2020 CRN® Partner Program Guide

April 28, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America has received a 5-Star rating from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide for its Smart Partner channel program.

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NEC & Intermedia Announce Strategic Global Partnership to Deliver Cloud Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center Solutions

April 21, 2020 - NEC and Intermedia launches NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes.

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NEC & Sharp Announce Joint Venture To Combine Display Solution Businesses

March 25, 2020 - NEC Corporation and Sharp Corporation have agreed to create a joint venture by combining NEC Display Solutions, Ltd., a subsidiary of NEC, with Sharp.

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Rakuten Mobile & NEC Begin Production Of Open RAN 5G Radio Equipment

March 24, 2020 - Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and NEC Corporation announced that production of the 5th generation mobile communications system (5G) radio unit (RU) jointly developed by the two companies has started at NEC Platforms, Ltd.'s Fukushima Plant, and the first unit has been shipped.

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NEC Launches Network Connect, AI-Driven Intelligent Call Routing and Voice Network Monitoring for Enterprises Business

March 4, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America, a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the launch of Network Connect.

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NEC Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification For Its Biometric Center Of Excellence

February 19, 2020 - NEC Corporation of America announced that its Advanced Recognition Systems division has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its Biometric Center of Excellence in Rancho Cordova, California.

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NEC Holds No.1 Position As Worldwide Market Leader In The Global Call Control Market

February 18, 2020 - NEC announced that it once again is the leading vendor in the global UC Call Control market, holding the no.1 position as worldwide market leader in T3i Group's latest InfoTrack Enterprise Communications report for Q3 2019.

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NEC & Altiostar Collaborate To Advance Open vRAN Deployments For 4G & 5G

January 27, 2020 - NEC Corporation and Altiostar Networks announced a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of 4G/5G open vRAN solutions that will help service providers to improve quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and significantly reduce total cost of ownership.

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NEC Develops Millimeter-wave Distributed Antenna Radio Unit Improving The Channel Quality For Indoor 5G Applications

January 24, 2020 - NEC Corporation announced the development of millimeter-wave distributed antennas for the efficient use of 5G millimeter-wave spectrum (28GHz band) for the first time.

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NEC Qualifies 20 Fiber Pair Subsea Telecom Cable Systems, With Further Advances Soon

January 15, 2020 - NEC Corporation and its subsidiary OCC Corporation announced that they have completed full qualification of subsea repeaters and optical cable containing up to 20 fiber pairs (40 fibers), a 25% improvement in fiber count over 16 fiber pair systems previously built by NEC.

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