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Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

“The payment card, which recently saw the conclusion of two successful trial programs in South Africa, features an embedded fingerprint sensor, replacing PIN-based security with biometric authentication.” IDEX isn’t the only biometrics specialist providing technology for Mastercard’s new biometric payment card: Safran Identity & Security has revealed that it is also involved in the pioneering…

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

“Over 45,000 MorphoTablet devices will be used to verify voter lists and to authenticate voters using both their photos and fingerprint recognition.” Kenyan authorities have selected Safran Identity & Security to provide biometric technology to be used in this year’s general elections, the company has announced. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission launched its voter…

Safran Gets ISO 14298 Certification for Brazil Facility

Safran Gets ISO 14298 Certification for Brazil Facility

Safran Identity & Security has received ISO 14298 certification for a production plant in Taubaté, Brazil, the company has announced. The certification comes by way of Integraf, a not-for-profit consortium of European printing associations. In a statement announcing the certification, Safran explained that it indicates “the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems” to…

Safran Identity & Security to Consolidate Biometric ID Systems of Oman

Safran Identity & Security to Consolidate Biometric ID Systems of Oman

Safran Identity & Security has won a new contract with the Sultanate of Oman to provide its Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS). The company has worked with the Sultanate before, providing an iris-based biometric identification system for expatriate workers and an Automated Fingerprint Identification System as well. Now, Safran Identity & Security has been contracted…

NZ Authorities Test Family-Focused Biometric Screening Solution at Christchurch Airport

NZ Authorities Test Family-Focused Biometric Screening Solution at Christchurch Airport

“…Safran Identity & Security’s new solution could fill a gap in the market, if its testing at Christchurch Airport proves successful.” New Zealand Customs is testing out a new biometric traveler screening system developed by Safran Identity & Security at Christchurch Airport. The solution is designed to extend automated, biometric traveler screening to kids under…

Safran to Upgrade Nigerian Biometric ID Program

Safran to Upgrade Nigerian Biometric ID Program

“The contract extension comes soon after news that Nigerian authorities were planning to use biometrics in a nationwide census…” Africa’s most populous country is getting a biometric upgrade from Safran Identity & Security. The company has announced that the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) has renewed its contract with Safran and is proceeding…

Safran Identity & Security to Show Off Solutions at Milipol Asia-Pacific

Safran Identity & Security to Show Off Solutions at Milipol Asia-Pacific

“Safran Identity & Security is also going to show off its MorphoPass biometric airport screening system, which is set to feature in the Fast and Seamless Travel project at Singapore’s Changi airport…” Safran Identity & Security is aiming to make a strong impression at this week’s Milipol Asia-Pacific security expo in Singapore. The company has…

Safran Announces ‘Extreme’ Version of MorphoAccess SIGMA

Safran Announces ‘Extreme’ Version of MorphoAccess SIGMA

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its award-winning MorphoAccess SIGMA fingerprint scanning terminal that is optimized for rugged deployments. It’s called MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme. The device boasts IK09 impact resistance on its touchscreen, which is also designed to automatically adjust to ambient lighting conditions. The device also features a large-area optical…

MorphoTrak Offers WVU Free Access to Cloud Platform

MorphoTrak Offers WVU Free Access to Cloud Platform

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary MorphoTrak is going to provide West Virginia University with access to its MorphoCloud platform, gratis, the company has announced. The platform provides cloud-based access to biometric services like facial recognition, and fingerprint and palm print matching. Along with access to the service, MorphoTrak is providing WVU with training support. In…

Safran Equips Dutch Police With Facial Recognition Tech

Safran Equips Dutch Police With Facial Recognition Tech

Safran Identity & Security has delivered facial recognition technology to Dutch police. The company has announced that the National Police of the Netherlands now have access to MorphoBIS Face Expert, a system allowing investigators to apply facial recognition to forensic images; and MorphoBIS Face Detective, which lets police match facial images against those in criminal…

Safran Announces Completion of Pilot Project Linking Airport Screening to Aadhaar Biometrics

Safran Announces Completion of Pilot Project Linking Airport Screening to Aadhaar Biometrics

Safran Identity & Security has successfully completed a pilot project linking passenger security screening at India’s Bengaluru Airport to the country’s biometric national ID system, Aadhaar. It was first reported last autumn that Bengaluru Airport, officially called Kempegowda International Airport, would get Aadhaar-linked biometric screening, with Safran and Vision-Box participating in the project. Now, Safran…

Safran Unveils MorphoFACE Biometric Scanner

Safran Unveils MorphoFACE Biometric Scanner

“The company has demonstrated its prowess in this area before, from the similarly named MorphoFace Investigate facial recognition solution for police to the Selfie-Check facial authentication system for mobile devices.” Safran Identity & Security has unveiled MorphoFACE — a new facial biometrics solution for security applications at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo. The new solution is…

Aadhaar Could Help Get Kids Back Into School: Safran

Aadhaar Could Help Get Kids Back Into School: Safran

As India’s biometric national ID program continues to grow and extend across the country, its benefits in areas ranging from everyday banking to transportation are becoming increasingly apparent. But it could also offer a transformative impact on deeper socioeconomic level, with the system being linked to a new program aimed at getting underprivileged kids into…

Uni-ID Technology Brings Safran Facial Recognition to Authentication Platform

Uni-ID Technology Brings Safran Facial Recognition to Authentication Platform

Safran Identity & Security‘s facial recognition technology has been integrated into Uni-ID Technology’s authentication platform, the companies have announced. Uni-ID is a China-based Lenovo subsidiary offering authentication solutions to organizations ranging from banks to ISPs. Its head, Henry Chai, happens to be the Chair of FIDO’s China Working Group, and as such is naturally interested…

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its Selfie-Check software development kit that offers improved liveness detection. Based on facial recognition, the mobile system now prompts the user to turn their head left, right, up, or down during the authentication process. In so doing, it prevents would-be hackers from using static images…

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Identity & Security will be the key health card supplier to France for the next six years. The company has announced that it has been selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop and produce the country’s Vitale smart cards for French citizens. In a statement announcing the contract, GIE-SESAM Vitale General Manager Jacques de Varax…

Maharashtra Considers Safran, NEC Bids for Biometric Criminal Registration System

Maharashtra Considers Safran, NEC Bids for Biometric Criminal Registration System

State authorities in Maharashtra, India, are preparing to implement biometric identification of criminals, and Safran Identity & Security and NEC are in the running to provide the needed technology, reports The Indian Express. The Automatic Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) will employ fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition, allowing state law enforcement officials to check criminals’ biometric…

Safran, FotoNation Team to Offer Aadhaar-Ready Mobile Iris Scanning

Safran, FotoNation Team to Offer Aadhaar-Ready Mobile Iris Scanning

Safran Identity & Security has teamed up with FotoNation to offer a biometric identity solution compatible with India’s massive national ID program, Aadhaar. While FotoNation’s mobile authentication system launched last autumn featured both facial and iris recognition, the companies’ new offering, called BioNetra, will focus on the latter modality, with a statement announcing the partnership…

Safran Tech Used in Two Recent Biometric Votes in Ivory Coast

Safran Tech Used in Two Recent Biometric Votes in Ivory Coast

“Biometric authentication was performed using Safran’s MorphoTablets, 30,000 of which have been supplied to Ivory Coast’s Independent Electoral Commission over the past two years.” Safran Identity & Security technology played a critical role in recent biometric votes in Ivory Coast, the company has revealed. Authorities used Safran’s technology to register the biometrics of 6.3 million…

Aadhaar-Based System Lets New Aircel Subscribers Register Via Selfie

Aadhaar-Based System Lets New Aircel Subscribers Register Via Selfie

Safran Identity & Security has brought biometric self-registration to new customers of Indian mobile network operator Aircel. The solution combines Safran’s GSMA Mobile Connect authentication platform with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program. Aadhaar’s citizen IDs include iris, fingerprint, and face data, with the GSMA Mobile Connect solution taking advantage of the latter to let new…

Mexico Sticks with Safran for Voter Authentication

The National Electoral Institute of Mexico, or INE, is sticking with Safran Identity & Security for its biometric voter authentication needs. The organizations have worked together since 2005, with Safran’s most recent contract having seen the INE’s biometric authentication system to allow for 10-fingerprint matching. Now, it’s seeking to upgrade the system, with Safran suggesting…

Safran SVP Appointed Head of Eurosmart Industry Association

Safran SVP Appointed Head of Eurosmart Industry Association

Safran Identity & Security‘s SVP of Strategic Project / Continuous Improvement, Didier Sérodon, has been appointed as Eurosmart’s president. Based in Brussels, Eurosmart is a global consortium describing itself as the ‘voice of the smart security industry’. Founded in 1995, the organization has been an advocate of IT security standards in European standards, contributing to…

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Morpho Australasia has installed 51 new generation biometric eGates at the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown airports in New Zealand. Called SmartGates, the kiosks use facial recognition technology to match travelers’ faces against the facial biometric data in their e-passports, helping to automate the passenger screening process. They have been in…

Changi Biometric Screening System to Begin Operation in Second Half of 2017

Changi Biometric Screening System to Begin Operation in Second Half of 2017

Safran Identity & Security is providing an update on its efforts to provide biometric passenger identification to Singapore’s Changi airport. As the company announced in the spring of this year, its MorphoPass Biometric Applicant Management System was selected by airport authorities for their Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) project at Terminal 4 of the airport.…

France’s National Police Are Using Morpho Video Investigator

France’s National Police Are Using Morpho Video Investigator

Safran Identity & Security‘s Morpho Video Investigator (MVI) is now being used by the French National Police. First launched at last year’s Global Identity Summit, MVI applies facial recognition, license plate recognition, and other identification capabilities to video data, allowing investigators to dramatically reduce the amount of work that usually goes into activities such as looking…

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its MorphoTablet. Like the original biometric tablet, the MorphoTablet 2 offers fingerprint scanning and facial recognition capabilities, and offers electronic document verification with respect to electronic passports, ID cards, driver licenses, and so on. But it also now supports 4G connectivity, and a 13MP camera…

Flexible Fingerprint Sensors to Take Focus at Trustech

Flexible Fingerprint Sensors to Take Focus at Trustech

IDEX is going to show off its flexible fingerprint sensor technology for smart cards at next week’s Trustech 2016 expo in Cannes. It’s technology that IDEX has been pursuing together with Safran Identity & Security, with IDEX offering up the biometric sensors while Safran provides the card technology. At Trustech, it will be demonstrated in an…

INTERPOL Names Safran its Facial Recognition Partner

INTERPOL Names Safran its Facial Recognition Partner

Safran Identity & Security has become INTERPOL’s exclusive facial recognition partner. They seem to be a good match. Safran has a strong background in providing biometric technologies to government clients, while INTERPOL has increasingly concerned itself with biometric identification in its global fight against crime. In a statement announcing the partnership, Safran Identity & Security Security Division…

Safran Identity & Security CEO Optimistic About Post-Acquisition Future

Safran Identity & Security CEO Optimistic About Post-Acquisition Future

In a new interview posted on the Safran Identity & Security website, company CEO Anne Bouverot has offered details about what to expect from the company’s purchase. Safran first announced it had entered into negotiations regarding the division’s sale toward the end of September, with Advent International, backed by BPIFrance, being the prospective buyer. Advent is…

Safran, IDEX Making ‘Significant Progress’ on Biometric Smart Card

Safran, IDEX Making ‘Significant Progress’ on Biometric Smart Card

Safran Identity & Security and IDEX have teamed up to produce biometric smart cards. In a statement announcing their partnership, the companies asserted that they’re making “significant progress” toward producing the world’s first ISO standard smart card with an embedded fingerprint sensor. Safran is handling the manufacturing and biometric software of the cards, while IDEX…

World’s First Automated Driving Test Uses Biometric Registration

World’s First Automated Driving Test Uses Biometric Registration

“…biometric scans are used for authentication just before the test is taken, helping to ensure that applicants aren’t getting other drivers to take the test for them.” Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Smart Chip has worked with Punjabi authorities to establish a pioneering, world-first project: A completely automated driving test for license issuance. Those applying…

Safran Identity & Security Announces Silicon Valley Office

Safran Identity & Security Announces Silicon Valley Office

Safran Identity & Security is opening a new office in Silicon Valley. More specifically, the France-based company’s new facility will open in Redwood City toward the end of the year. In a statement announcing the new office, the company said it will feature an R&D lab focused on digital payments, digital identity, and the Internet…

Swedish Lottery Operator Orders Safran Tech

Swedish Lottery Operator Orders Safran Tech

Svenska Spel, a Swedish lottery operator, has ordered 3,000 lottery terminals from Safran Identity & Security. The contract also entails related services and the use of a download server. The ELITE lottery terminals enable ID document authentication and fingerprint recognition. Over 50,000 of the units have already been sold in Europe. In a statement announcing…

Safran Reaches 10M-Mark in eID Issuance in Chile

Safran Reaches 10M-Mark in eID Issuance in Chile

Safran has reached a significant milestone in one of its long-term identity projects. The company has announced that it has now delivered 10 million electronic ID cards in Chile. It’s part of a 10-year contract that the company won in 2012. The company is tasked with managing the distribution of its eID cards, which authorities are…

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

“By linking patient records to biometric profiles, healthcare providers can cut down on paperwork, and eliminate duplicate records.” Safran Identity & Security is making the pitch for biometric technology in healthcare, and for its MorphoWave reader in particular. In a post on its website, the company asserts that the technology can be particularly useful for patient…

Safran Selects Buyer for Identity & Security Arm

Safran Selects Buyer for Identity & Security Arm

Safran has selected a buyer for its identity verification arm. The company has announced that it has entered into “exclusive negotiations” with Advent International and affiliate BPIFrance. Advent is the parent company of Oberthur Technologies, itself a major player in digital and identity security. As Bloomberg reports, the company outbid rival Gemalto in vying for Safran…

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

A major European IT project will see Accenture, Safran Identity & Security, and Atos collaborate to develop biometric matching for visa applications in the Schengen area. The companies were selected for the project by eu-LISA, the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems. It’s not the first time eu-LISA has contracted work to Accenture, which teamed…

Safran eID Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Safran eID Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Safran Identity & Security has received FIDO certification for its biometric electronic ID solution, the company has announced. The company’s eID solution is meant to offer more secure authentication than traditional ID cards through its embedded chip, which can store additional credentials like biometric data. This allows authentication to take place via facial recognition, with…

Safran Identity & Security CEO: Fingerprints Are Just The Beginning

Safran Identity & Security CEO: Fingerprints Are Just The Beginning

Safran is already exploring some pioneering biometric technologies—though not foot recognition, which Safran Identity & Security CEO Anne Bouverot finds impractical. Safran Identity & Security CEO Anne Bouverot continues to advance the case for biometric security. In a recent blog post for Hewlett Packard, she points to various emerging technologies delivering users both security and convenience. A major…

Safran Offers More Details on Nepal ID Project

Safran Offers More Details on Nepal ID Project

Safran is offering some new details about its work with the government of Nepal on a national identity project. The collaboration first came to light earlier this summer, when Safran Identity & Security was awarded a $4.9 million contract pertaining to the government’s ID program. Safran has now officially confirmed that it’s actively working with the…

Safran Identity & Security Announces Support for ECSO-European Commission PPP

Safran Identity & Security Announces Support for ECSO-European Commission PPP

Safran Identity & Security has announced its support for the European Cyber Security Organization‘s (ECSO) public-private partnership with the European Commission. The company’s support is very much called for—it’s a founding member of the ECSO, and a major player in the digital security market in Europe and around the world. Moreover, Safran Identity & Security’s…

Safran Highlights Benefits of Biometrics in Civil Identity

Safran Highlights Benefits of Biometrics in Civil Identity

Safran Identity & Security is highlighting the benefits of biometric authentication. In a new blog post, the company’s VP of Partnerships and Presales, Digital Security and Authentication, Philippe Le Pape, outlines what biometric authentication is and why it is so important. Proclaiming that biometric identification “is superior to traditional passwords and PIN based methods”, Le…

Custom Workforce Management MorphoTablet Solution Cuts HR Costs

Custom Workforce Management MorphoTablet Solution Cuts HR Costs

With a major new integration into a time and attendance tracking system, Safran Identity & Security is highlighting the benefits of its MorphoTablet in the workplace. The integration comes by way of Donseed, a workplace management solutions provider based in the UK. The company built an Android application specifically for MorphoTablet that enabled the deployment of…

Safran Demos Selfie-Based Mobile Connect Solution in Video

Safran Demos Selfie-Based Mobile Connect Solution in Video

This week’s Mobile Connect Summit is about to get underway, and Safran Identity & Security is gearing up to promote its selfie-based solution. In anticipation of the event, the company has posted a short video from this February’s Mobile World Congress, where the company was able to demonstrate its solution to attendees in person. The…

Safran Identity & Security Promoting Solutions at Mobile Connect Summit

Safran Identity & Security Promoting Solutions at Mobile Connect Summit

The Mobile Connect Summit is taking place in London this week, and Safran Identity & Security is taking the opportunity to promote its own solutions at the event. The summit precedes the launch of Release 2 of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect mobile ID specification, with the new version featuring biometric capabilities. As such, industry experts…