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
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.
NEC’s Advancements in Facial Recognition
Last 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
Apple Not the Only Company to be Releasing a Tablet
This story comes via the Best Mobile Contracts blog site…it’s a good one!
Before you can even say Google Chrome, NEC has already announced that it will be releasing a Google Tablet in Japan.
Yes, just a few days after the Apple iPad has been confirmed, it appears that Google is right there matching their main mobile gadget competitor in every step of the way. With the HTC Google Nexus One already stealing most of the spotlight, it was a nice change of pace to see some non-Google news when Apple announced that they will finally be unleashing their much anticipated tablet. But just when the diversion was sinking in, NEC comes out with their tablet gizmo.
NEC Biglobe’s “Cloud Device” is a pretty little gadget that gives you a 7 inch LCD touch screen, on a device that is 7.8 x 4.7 x .5 in. large, weighs .8lbs and supports WiFi.
There is a lot of promise in the device and it is estimated that the NEC device will be using the Android OS (not Chrome) and will have a price tag of somewhere around $275 US.
Since the main purpose of the tablets is for casual browsing, it is expected that the hardware on this gadget will be somewhat close to the specs of the iPad , if not a little lower. The device is confirmed to support 3G/WiMax in Japan and will be compatible with microSD cards for expandable memory. According to the image screenshots the name of the product is WebStation and it will serve as can serve as a desktop clock or calendar when not in use.
Lock the Door and “Don’t Come Out Until You Have Something”
What do you get when you put two really smart people in a room together and tell them to “do something really cool?” Hopefully a new supercomputer…or at least a new gaming console.
NEC has had a great presence in the supercomputing world for some time now. They have won multiple speed and performance contests over the years.
Intel…well, do I really need to say anything more?
NEC and Intel have decided to lock themselves in a room and develop new supercomputer technologies that, I’m sure, will blow our minds. Fancy terms like “vector pipeline management, memory sub-systems and high speed interconnect technology” have been thrown around as being the keys to a successful project.
We just need to make sure we don’t let them create a real life Terminator. The last thing we need is Arnold taking over the world.