An MoU signed between NEC India Private Limited, a subsidiary of diversified business conglomerate NEC, with Andhra Pradesh Technology Services Limited (APTS) aims to build a safe city project for the temple town of Tirupati by creating future-proof solution architecture to establish a common platform for integration of all technology components into the central city operations centre.
Pushing for a closer collaboration with Japanese companies in areas of technology and investments, the Andhra Pradesh government has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Japanese IT and networking solutions provider NEC and Mizuho Bank Limited in the latest round of bilateral meetings in Japan. These agreements come on the back of the ongoing tour of AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is visiting Japan for a second time in less than three months.
NEC proposes to collaborate with the state government in evolving a smart policing mechanism through an automated fingerprint identification system, facial recognition-based forensic and dial 100 platform, according to the officials. The MoU speaks of establishing a centre of excellence for the safe city project, which is supposed to undertake R&D, capacity building and consultancy on technological aspects relating to these areas besides setting up an NEC development centre in the state.
The company is also involved in developing a city surveillance system with surveillance cameras, facial recognition solution and behaviour detection, a domain of video analytics, and develops smart transport management system with automated number plate recognition, automatic vehicle tracking and automatic fare collection.