Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition

NEC leads the market in accurate and fast finger and palm print biometric scanning, matching and recognition and has provided such systems and expertise for over 30 years. NEC’s Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition software is independently recognised as the fastest and most accurate on the global market. NEC was ranked #1 in two consecutive fingerprint recognition benchmark tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), greatly exceeding all other vendors in both accuracy and speed. This technology is used by international airports for border protection and law enforcement agencies for public safety, capturing millions of people every day.

We’re constantly developing new ways to apply this technology and we collaborate with our customers to generate innovative ideas. Our R&D team fine-tune the technology to help customers achieve their business objectives in the most efficient and cost effective way.

Who we work with

From single fingerprint to tenprint and palm print capture and matching, from single finger devices to robust LiveScan kiosks for capture, printing, storage and transmission via a single ergonomic workstation, NEC is trusted by over 11,000 customers across New Zealand, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Here are some of the industries that we work with:

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Law enforcement

Using stand alone, mobile or kiosk applications, police and law enforcement agencies worldwide utilise fingerprint and palm print services for enrolment and identification, in order to prevent and solve crime.



Image enrolment and templating for passports, visitor visa applications via computer of mobility solutions. Facial Recognition for smartgates and contactless immigration processing.



Reduce the likelihood of administering incorrect prescriptions by using highly accurate fingerprint recognition of patients and ensure the correct health services are being delivered to the correct patient at all times.

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Small and Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise

Businesses can utilise the finger and palm print technology to recognise and greet staff, customers and anyone pre-registered on the database as well as permitting or denying access to sensitive areas.

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Border control

Enrol new visitors and/or recognise return visitors or residents upon arrival at the airport. Fast matching with other systems for effective and safe border control.


What our customers are saying

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

Whatever sector you work in, if you are considering Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition, speak to the world leaders here at NEC.

Key features and benefits of NEC’s Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition

NEC has deployed its identification systems to over 1,000 customers in more than 30 countries. Our expertise in unified communications and systems integration enables us to be one of the few companies that can supply all levels of integrated security solutions — from hardware and networking to applications and service.

NEC’s Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition software is independently recognised as the fastest and most accurate on the global market – here are some of the features and benefits.

Unsurpassed finger and palm print accuracy
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) matching algorithm recognition benchmarks have consistently proven that NEC’s biometric technologies have the fastest and most accurate fingerprint and palm print algorithm. View the NIST results.
Lowest false accept and false reject rates
NEC’s algorithm yields the lowest false accept rate (FAR) and false reject rate (FRR) in the industry.
Integration with 3rd party peripherals
The NEC capture and matching algorithm will work with scanners, readers and peripherals from multiple suppliers including integration with driver license readers.
Unique matching algorithm
NEC finger/palm print identification technology is empowered by a unique matching algorithm (the minutiae and relation method) that uses ridge counts and the relationship between minutiae.
Fastest searches
NEC provides the fastest 1:n database searches for matching and identification.
Mobile options for public safety applications in the field
NeoScan 45 is the fastest and most accurate mobile solution for plain and roll, single and multiple fingerprints in the field.

Who should use Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition?

There are many reasons why our customers turn to Fingerprint and Palm Print Recognition as a security solution. Here are some of the main reasons to talk to us about Finger and Palm Print Recognition today:

  • If you want to accurately ensure you are delivering services or treatment to the correct individuals
  • If you want the best fingerprint or palm print technology in your solutions, whether these be for kiosks or mobile applications
  • If you need to match people quickly, within seconds, or to enrol people quickly
  • If you would like the ability to upgrade your matching algorithms when they improve or are revised
  • If you need to enrol or match individuals quickly
  • If you want a simple, biometric way to identify individuals
  • If you need a second factor to increase your security levels when it matters most
  • If you need a fast and accurate way to grant or deny access to sensitive systems or facilities

NEC Biometrics lead the world in accuracy and speed, providing solutions for over three decades, locally and internationally

Our recognition and matching algorithms can be integrated into 3rd party solutions from providers who may already be working with customers and partners. All backed by an NZ-wide field force with 30+ years’ experience.


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Gavi, NEC, and Simprints to deploy world’s first scalable child fingerprint identification solution to boost immunisation in developing countries

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Steve Graham
General Manager - Innovation & Biometrics