HITEC 2010 Demos

NEC technology demos and more…

Tuesday 6/22

 

calendar Sphericall for Hospitality
10am EST

calendar CLOVERIS – Interactive Room Control
1pm EST

calendar Facial Recognition for Digital Signage Advertising
3pm EST

 

Wednesday 6/23

 

calendar UCE Desktop
10am EST

calendar UCE Attendant Hospitality
2pm EST

Police Car of the Future…Powered By NEC

altNEC has been working with GM, LAPD and the Australian National Safety Agency to develop a next generation police vehicle.  RoboCop it is not…but still very cool.

NEC has been a technology leader in automobile technologies for some time now.  Projects include image recognition in vehicles and car 2 car communications.  Now here’s the latest:

The solution is based on NEC’s Mobile Access Controller (MAC), an integrated voice and data communications platform.

The technology will also be available in domestic vehicles.

One of the key advantages of the solution is a large, purpose designed touch screen monitor which is embedded into the vehicle dashboard. The screen provides a consolidated user interface and solves key occupant safety issues by reducing equipment clutter.

In addition to the built in LCD display, NEC is providing the following as part of the vehicle package:

• High performance built in touch screen display
• MAC Applications Processor to provide rugged in-vehicle computing
• MAC IP Services Module to provide secure, reliable network connectivity
• MAC Intelligent Vehicle Controller to manage vehicle power and provide fleet management functionality.

Press Release

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Get Out Your 3D Glasses…for LTE troubleshooting

There has been a lot of technology advancements in LTE/4G wireless as of late. And leading that front is NEC. They can add another innovation feather to their cap. On the heels of announcing the world’s smallest LTE transmitter, NEC can now look at LTE transmission patterns in 3D. If you want to see the wave patterns of radio devices (like cell towers, WiFi access points, etc) you would usually have a tool that showed you the top-down (2D) layout. However, if you are trying to fine tune for better reception to the top of a high-rise building, 2D just isn’t going to cut it. NEC’s software gives the user both the horizontal and vertical patterns. And no 3D glasses are required J

Press Release

NEC and LTE

Small and Fast – LTE Wireless

NEC has been doing a lot in the LTE (4G Wireless) space as of late.

If you happen to be in Spain next week, stop by the Mobile World Congress show and see the NEC LTE base station that weighs in at only 26 pounds and is 16in x 9in x 5in. In addition, it has no fans and therefore uses 75% less power.

Also at the NEC booth…HD resolution video streaming over LTE. Thats right; we can now watch football in HD no matter where we are at!!! Life is good.

Compact LTE Base Station

HD LTE Streaming

NEC’s Advancements in Facial Recognition

Facial RecognitionLast week we installed one of the coolest demos I have had in the EBC since PaPeRo.  It’s a facial recognition software that can detect your age, race and gender. This demographic information could be used, in a digital signage environment, to present you with targeted advertising based on your demographics.

For the most part the prototype has been pretty accurate. Every once and a while it thinks I’m the age of my parents (must be the reflection from my bald head).  As long as I don’t start to get an ad that tells me I should take advantage of the new SENIOR DISCOUNTS, I’m OK with it.

NEC has been a leader in the biometrics space for over 40 years and recently won a content sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security for the greatest accuracy with facial recognition.  Their False Rejection Rate was 2.1% and False Acceptance Rate was .1%.  I’m still deciding if I should be afraid or excited.

More on NEC’s Facial Recognition

More on the Biometrics Contest

More on PaPeRo

More on the NEC Executive Briefing Center