NEC has signed a letter of intent to resell RFID identification and tracking system for prisons from Alanco in Asia. The agreement is non-exclusive in Japan but exclusive in other, unidentified, Asian markets. A definitive agreement, worth several million, will be signed in the next thirty days, said Alanco.
With the Alanco system, prisoners, or “uncooperative users” in company parlance, wear RFID bracelets and are surrounded by a multitude of readers, allowing their movements to be tracked. In U.S. prisons where the system has been installed, the system has reduced inmate violence, according to some sources. Continue