With NEC as your partner, you are ready to implement and manage innovative technologies to match your strategy, while elevating your current performance with cutting-edge products and applications. For example, our current solutions are ready for cloud computing, while our emerging solutions extend its benefits to more areas of your institution.
We continuously introduce cutting-edge research results into product development, while creating new technologies for tomorrow. Each year, we spend almost 8% of our annual sales on R&D. At our R&D sites throughout the world we develop solutions to meet the demands of customers in each region.
The NEC LT-W Android™ Cloud Communicator is a dual-screen book-style tablet, using the open-platform Android™ OS, that offers a rich variety of existing applications and facilitates easy development of custom applications. The LT-W is designed to fold flat and have all the portability and ease of use of a traditional notebook, plus instant access to information in the cloud via a range of built-in communication features that include wireless, LAN, Bluetooth™ and 3G as a built-in option. Comfortably resting in the palm, the twin resistive touch screens of the LT-W can be operated by fingers, pen stylus, cursor buttons and an on-screen soft keyboard. The dual screen format is highly versatile, facilitating the efficient use of the device for both reading cloud-based content and for inputting notes and communications. As university and college IT systems embrace cloud computing, the LT-W has outstanding potential as a mobile device to enhance the learning experience as well as improve communication and collaboration between faculty and staff.
The NEC FieldAnalyst is a cutting-edge facial-recognition system, part of an advanced digital signage solution that can provide considerable benefits for college administrators. The system can distinguish the age range and gender of each individual looking at a screen or panel display. Its audience measurement technology measures the distance from the display where the individual stands and the time they spend actually paying attention to it. This means administrators can now easily collect and analyze audience measurement data in order to tailor messages or programming for maximum relevance or to prompt interaction on the part of the viewer. In the academic environment, potential applications include integration with digital signage or self-service kiosks to give students focused messages or assist in registration. The system's surprisingly effective face recognition accuracy tells you exactly what your audience is interested in watching, dramatically improving the efficiency and usefulness of your information delivery. Digital signage solutions can be scaled up to provide any level of panel management, distribution management, content management, schedule management, log management system and operational monitoring required.
The ProgrammableFlow OpenFlow-based network and product family streamlines datacenter network management through increased automation, reduces operational costs and accelerates delivery of services. Your network will be able to proactively address application performance and perform self-repair with automated re-configuration in the event of hardware failure – all without human intervention! This programmability contributes to high availability of critical business processes and decreased network management costs. A next-generation network delivering a flattened, open network topology, ProgrammableFlow cost-effectively provides simplified, scalable network management and control. Each system consists of ProgrammableFlow software residing on a centralized controller, ProgrammableFlow hybrid switches, and a centralized visualization capability which monitors end-to-end each individual flow transported over the PF network. Benefits include integration of network policy and server virtualization, reducing IT resources needed for configuration and network management; the ability to build secure, multi-tenant cloud networks; policy-based intelligent flow networking for improved performance of enterprise applications; accelerated delivery of new services and applications; end-to-end visualization and network self-repair to support high availability; and recovery of software development and network admin resources that can be re-deployed.