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NEC India Deploys Leading Face Recognition Solution at Lemon Tree Hotels for Advanced Security - First deployment of NEC's world leading face recognition technology at Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport in India -

*** For immediate use November 20, 2014

New Delhi, 20 November 2014 – NEC India Pvt. Ltd., a leading network and IT solution provider, along with NEC Corporation, completed the deployment of a high performance Face Recognition Solution (FRS) featuring NEC's world-leading technologies at Lemon Tree groups' upscale hotel, Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport, New Delhi today, making it the first in the hospitality sector in India to adopt the top-end safety and surveillance systems. Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport is located in the Aerocity Hospitality District near Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The solution is deployed with NEC's partner Target Vision, and intelligently matches faces appearing on the hotel surveillance cameras to a database list of potential security threats provided by local authorities. Additionally, the solution can also be utilized for whitelist management, offering customized service to the VIP guests at the hotel simply by recognizing their faces.

Mr. Koichiro Koide, Managing Director, NEC India said, "We are excited to bring the cutting-edge NEC face recognition technology to the hospitality sector in India through Lemon Tree Hotels. We have spent 30 years to bring in the level of advancement seen in this technology, which has been globally recognized for its performance and accuracy."

The strength of NEC's face recognition technology lies in its tolerance to poor quality, highly compressed surveillance videos and images. This cutting edge technology can even use poor quality webcam images to produce the highest search results per second, and can recognize altered faces too with a high level of accuracy. The FRS can produce search results quickly, even when linked to a massive database of over 1.6 million records.

Mr. Rahul Pandit, President & Executive Director, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company commented, "We are proud to be the first in bringing the world's number one biometric technology to the hospitality sector in India. Having 26 hotels in 15 cities across India, the safety and security of our guests is our prime responsibility, and thus, is of paramount importance to us. We thank NEC for partnering with us to provide this innovative security solution to further strengthen our already existing state-of–the-art security arrangements at our Aerocity hotels."

NEC's Face Recognition technology achieved the highest performance evaluation in the recent Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2014 performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Moreover, NEC's technology took first place consecutively following the 2009 Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC 2009) and 2010-2011 Multiple Biometrics Evaluation (MBE 2010-2011).


About NEC India Pvt. Ltd.
NEC India Pvt. Ltd. established in New Delhi, India, in August 2006, leverages on NEC's unique capabilities in integrating IT and networking technologies for a diverse customer base across governments, businesses, individuals and society in India. NEC India provides and develops solutions for Carrier Network, Unified Communications, Retail, Security and Surveillance Systems, IT and Multimedia Products to cater to the rapidly expanding Indian market. For more information, please visit

About Lemon Tree Hotels
Fresh, fun & spirited Lemon Tree Hotels are India's fastest growing chain of upscale business and leisure hotels – the perfect choice for today's discerning traveler looking for high quality accommodation.

Founded in September 2002 by Patu Keswani, the New Delhi based company currently operates with 3 brands – Lemon Tree Premier (upscale), Lemon Tree Hotels (midscale) & Red Fox Hotels (economy). The chain currently owns 26 hotels in 15 cities aggregating 3000 rooms with over 3000 employees. This speedy growth has currently made the group the 3rd largest by owned and operated rooms with venture capital participation from global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, diversified Japanese financial institution Shinsei Bank, one of India's first private equity funds Kotak Realty Fund and Dutch pension fund asset manager APG.

By 2018, Lemon Tree will own and operate over 8000 rooms in 60 hotels across 30 major cities in India including Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Muhamma (Kerala), Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Shimla and Udaipur to name a few. For more details visit or call Central Reservations at +91-9911701701.