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Announcing Luminar Day: A New Era on April 23, 2024

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR), a leading global automotive technology company, announced today it will host a Luminar Day event on April 23, 2024 for its broader community, including customers, investors, suppliers, regulators, and media.

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  • Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR), a leading global automotive technology company, announced today it will host a Luminar Day event on April 23, 2024 for its broader community, including customers, investors, suppliers, regulators, and media.
  • The event will be held virtually, spanning from the factory in Monterrey, Mexico to its AI and software center in Silicon Valley.
  • In this pivotal moment for the industry, the Luminar Day event will cover Luminar’s Start of Production (SOP) for Volvo Cars, kicking off the first global production vehicle launch with this technology.
  • Volvo’s next-generation vehicle lineup will begin with the EX90, where Luminar is set to be standard worldwide.

NEC Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Accuracy Testing

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Since beginning participation in 2009, NEC has ranked first in the world multiple times in the "1:N Identification" test, which calls for the highest accuracy of all of the face recognition benchmarks conducted by NIST(5).

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  • Since beginning participation in 2009, NEC has ranked first in the world multiple times in the "1:N Identification" test, which calls for the highest accuracy of all of the face recognition benchmarks conducted by NIST(5).
  • While working to improve the performance of its core algorithm, NEC has simultaneously rolled out real-world implementations of face recognition, and its face recognition business now operates in more than 50 countries and regions around the world.
  • NEC face recognition technology has been implemented at approximately 80 airports worldwide and is used in applications including immigration, customs, boarding procedures and customer service.
  • These applications have become one of the primary use cases of face recognition technology.

NEC receives order for KIOSK enabling one-stop immigration and customs declaration procedures at Haneda Airport Terminal 2

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

TOKYO, Jan 25, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that it has received an order from the Immigration Services Agency and Japan Customs for the installation of Immigration & Customs Declaration KIOSKs that will be jointly used for immigration and customs inspections to facilitate seamless immigration and customs procedures at Haneda Airport Terminal 2, as well as the design of related systems.

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  • TOKYO, Jan 25, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that it has received an order from the Immigration Services Agency and Japan Customs for the installation of Immigration & Customs Declaration KIOSKs that will be jointly used for immigration and customs inspections to facilitate seamless immigration and customs procedures at Haneda Airport Terminal 2, as well as the design of related systems.
  • By linking all of this information with the systems used by the Immigration Services Agency and Japan Customs, one-stop immigration and customs declaration procedures can be realized, thereby enabling seamless arrival procedures and reduction of congestion at airports.
  • The appropriate language is automatically displayed when the user scans their QR code for entry records and customs declaration information at the Immigration & Customs Declaration KIOSK, eliminating the hassle of having to manually change the language.
  • Going forward, we will continue striving to further improve the convenience of Immigration & Customs Declaration KIOSKs.

Regula Urges Awareness as Identity Theft Soars to a Record 3205 Data Compromises

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

RESTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landscape saturated with staggering statistics, the need for innovative solutions to safeguard against the usage of stolen identities becomes more pronounced. The gravity of identity-related crimes is illustrated by the Identity Theft Resource Center's annual report, disclosing a record 3205 data compromises in 2023, marking a seismic 78% increase from the prior year. These breaches facilitated hackers in gaining unauthorized access to the personal information of millions of consumers.

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  • Amidst an alarming surge in identity-related crimes, Regula, a global developer of forensic devices and identity verification solutions, calls for heightened vigilance during Identity Theft Awareness Week.
  • The gravity of identity-related crimes is illustrated by the Identity Theft Resource Center's annual report , disclosing a record 3205 data compromises in 2023, marking a seismic 78% increase from the prior year.
  • Shields Healthcare Group, a Massachusetts-based medical services provider, saw the theft of sensitive patient information and confidential data in a breach that affected approximately 2.3 million people.
  • The breach exposed large volumes of often-sensitive data, including pension information, social security numbers, medical records, and billing data.

India's Fingerprint Payment Market Forecasted for Robust Growth by 2028, Driven by Advancements in Biometric Technology and Financial Inclusion Initiatives

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

The profound impact of biometric authentication systems, especially in enhancing the security of payment processes, is propelling market growth.

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  • The profound impact of biometric authentication systems, especially in enhancing the security of payment processes, is propelling market growth.
  • Fingerprint payment technology is witnessing a groundbreaking revolution with the incorporation of biometric sensors.
  • Providing not only a secure authentication mechanism but also opportunities for financial institutions to leverage brand stickiness and personalization, this technology is integral in widening market access through financial inclusion initiatives.
  • Additionally, the widespread adoption of cashless technology in retail poses a competitive challenge to the biometric payment market.

IDTechEx Explains the Role of Optics in Making AR Headsets Socially Acceptable

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.

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  • AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.
  • If privacy is now a limited concern here, why are today's lower-cost AR devices only just making the case for social acceptability?
  • The outward aesthetics of AR optics have an outsize impact on a headset's overall appearance, which is key to making headsets attractive to wear in public.
  • Problems solved and not yet solved in the contribution of optics to socially acceptable AR glasses.

IDTechEx Explains the Role of Optics in Making AR Headsets Socially Acceptable

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.

Key Points: 
  • AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.
  • If privacy is now a limited concern here, why are today's lower-cost AR devices only just making the case for social acceptability?
  • The outward aesthetics of AR optics have an outsize impact on a headset's overall appearance, which is key to making headsets attractive to wear in public.
  • Problems solved and not yet solved in the contribution of optics to socially acceptable AR glasses.

Visit Newport Beach Wins 'Extraordinaire Award' at the 2024 Rose Parade® with Record-Setting 165-Foot-Long Entry

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Monday, January 8, 2024

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit Newport Beach is elated to announce the prestigious achievement of winning the coveted Extraordinaire Award at the 135th Rose Parade® in Pasadena, California, held on January 1, 2024. The triumphant return of Newport Beach to this globally renowned event after an 18-year hiatus has been marked by the record-breaking float entry, 'Jingle on the Waves,' which not only stood out as the longest float in the parade but has now been recognized with the Extraordinaire Award. The float featured an array of 57,211 floral elements including mums, statice, strawflower, lentils, iris, carnations, seaweed, and various other creative touches representing the Newport Beach spirit.

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  • The third boat was a special Rose Parade Queen tribute which included four former Tournament of Roses® Rose Queens® who currently reside in Newport Beach.
  • "Our winning float, 'Jingle on the Waves,' not only reflects the vibrant spirit of Newport Beach but also harmonizes with the universal language of music celebrated in the 2024 Rose Parade®," says Gary Sherwin, President & CEO of Visit Newport Beach.
  • The historic ties between Newport Beach and the Rose Parade presented by Honda, run deep.
  • Visit Newport Beach is looking forward to continuing this partnership with the Rose Parade is eagerly awaits the years to come!

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Rhokiinsa, netarsudil, Date of authorisation: 19/11/2019, Revision: 3, Status: Authorised

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Rhokiinsa, netarsudil, Date of authorisation: 19/11/2019, Revision: 3, Status: Authorised

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Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Rhokiinsa, netarsudil, Date of authorisation: 19/11/2019, Revision: 3, Status: Authorised

US Payments Forum Fall Market Snapshot: The Future of Digital Payments, Biometrics, AI and Mobile Point of Sale

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

During a panel on payment acceptance trends, members of the U.S. Payments Forum weighed the benefits.

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  • During a panel on payment acceptance trends, members of the U.S. Payments Forum weighed the benefits.
  • Some merchants are exploring ways to utilize a consumer’s biometric profile to identify their shopping habits, preferences and brand loyalty.
  • The Forum is also working to stay ahead of potential pain points in the biometric payments space.
  • By joining the Secure Technology Alliance, members will have access to activities within the U.S. Payments Forum and additional Alliance-affiliated organizations.