NEC has released a new version of its facial recognition algorithm NeoFace which it says provides a 28% improvement in accuracy in comparison to previous releases.The latest NeoFace product release also offers eight times fewer errors than the next highest performing algorithm, the company said.”Faced with ever-increasing threats, as well as the need for improved customer engagements and loss prevention, public safety agencies (such as law enforcement, border control, immigration) and enterprises around the world are increasingly turning to facial recognition, a highly reliable and accurate identification method,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president, NEC Corporation of America's Biometrics Solutions Division.”With this release NEC remains committed to being the top biometrics solution provider for public safety and commercial applications, and is driven to deliver continued advances in facial recognition to our customers.”NEC says the latest NeoFace release has “significant performance metrics” in a variety of applications, including non-frontal facial images with partial angles, low-resolution images, improved identification in uncontrolled environments, and increased matching rates, especially to very large databases.