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Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

On account of its flexible, software based nature, voice recognition technology is incredibly versatile in terms of potential applications. Identifying and authenticating a user via the unique qualities of her voice is contactless, quick, and easy to deploy in any scenario where a microphone is available. Here are four unique examples of voice biometrics in action…

CBP Orders Ruggedized Identification Kits from MorphoTrak

CBP Orders Ruggedized Identification Kits from MorphoTrak

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is further intensifying its exploration of biometric technologies with a new MorphoTrak solution. The latter has announced that 50 of its LiveScan Jumpkits will be provided to the agency for visitor identification, with partner SNAP, Inc. collaborating as an integrator. MorphoTrak’s LiveScan Jumpkits are essentially ruggedized, all-in-one biometric identification…

Multimodal Biometric Security is the Future of Border Control: Morpho

Multimodal Biometric Security is the Future of Border Control: Morpho

Morpho (Safran) is painting a picture of the future of border control, and it involves multimodal biometrics. In a new statement, VP of Strategy and Market Development Luc Tombal highlights key technologies and a major case study in illustrating the point. Tombal points to fingerprint and facial recognition systems as the starting point for this…

Morpho Celebrates Billionth Aadhaar Enrollment

Morpho Celebrates Billionth Aadhaar Enrollment

“Morpho has been a major a major contributor to the project, offering biometric scanning technologies.” Morpho (Safran) is celebrating a major milestone for India’s Aadhaar project. As of the start of April, the national biometric ID program has now reached a billion citizens. First initiated in 2010, the project was aimed at creating a new national…

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho (Safran) is taking its MorphoWave technology on the road in Paris. Continuing its recently-announced partnership with Visa, the company will be promoting its technology in a traveling event called “Visa Explores the Future in Paris”. Like a traveling circus, the project will see a dome set up in various locations in the city, in which…

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Morpho (Safran) is demonstrating a group of key technological offerings at Money20/20 Europe that together offer innovative payment solutions. With Know-Your-Customer solutions kicking off the process, Morpho’s authentication and transaction technologies then enable the user to actually make a purchase. That’s when truly innovative biometric technology comes into play, with Morpho’s MorphoWave tower enabling a ‘Scan…

Mobey Forum Findings Illustrate Mainstreaming of Biometrics in FinTech

Mobey Forum Findings Illustrate Mainstreaming of Biometrics in FinTech

Biometric technology is going mainstream in the world of banking and payments, says Morpho (Safran). In a statement on its website, the company highlighted the results of a Mobey Forum survey conducted last year. An industry association of which Morpho is a member, the Mobey Forum consulted 235 survey participants, 59 percent of whom worked in…

Morpho to Provide Tech for Singapore Airport’s FAST Project

Morpho to Provide Tech for Singapore Airport’s FAST Project

Singapore’s Changi airport has chosen Morpho (Safran) to provide the technology for its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) project at the forthcoming Terminal 4. Airport authorities first announced their intention to use biometric identification in the new airport terminal last summer, intending it as a means of fast-tracking passenger processing. Now, they have agreed on…

Morpho Talks ID and Independence on International Women’s Day

Morpho Talks ID and Independence on International Women’s Day

Morpho (Safran) is taking the opportunity of International Women’s Day to celebrate projects promoting women’s rights around the world. In a post on the company’s website, CEO Anne Bouverot asserts that “possessing proof of one’s identity represents the first step towards freedom and independence for women,” and that’s why she supports the World Bank’s Identification…

MorphoTrust Wins Fingerprinting Contract With Two State Agencies

MorphoTrust Wins Fingerprinting Contract With Two State Agencies

MorphoTrust (Safran) has won two major new state contracts. The new deals will see the company providing fingerprinting services for the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The services will be offered through MorphoTrust’s IdentoGO Centers, the same facilities that process enrollment for the TSA PreCheck…

Morpho’s SecureIdentity Platform Now Live in the UK

Morpho’s SecureIdentity Platform Now Live in the UK

Morpho (Safran)’s SecureIdentity platform has gone live in the UK. It’s a digital identity platform supporting GOV.UK Verify, a government program aimed at providing British citizens with online access to government services. SecureIdentity operates via a mobile app; after an initial 10-minute registration process, citizens can then use their smartphones for fast, ready access to…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics in Barcelona

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics in Barcelona

Last week marked Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World brought you live coverage form the major mobile industry event. MWC is massive, and since last year when we first reported from the show, biometrics technology has taken Mobile World Congress by storm. Last week wasn’t only about Barcelona, however, and we…

MWC 2016: Visa Weighs in on Biometrics

MWC 2016: Visa Weighs in on Biometrics

-The following article was originally posted on Mobile ID World on February 23, 2016- Biometrics are huge at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and Visa has been carrying a lot of the hype. Today, the global payment network company announced that it has teamed up with Morpho (Safran) to explore ways in which…

Visa and Morpho Partner to Develop Biometric Payment Concepts

Visa and Morpho Partner to Develop Biometric Payment Concepts

Morpho (Safran) has teamed up with Visa to develop new payment concepts, the companies have announced. They unveiled the partnership at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where they are demonstrating several new ideas. While the collaboration could involve work on a range of technological frontiers including tokenization and digital signatures, the companies’ efforts…

Interview with Yves Portalier from Morpho (Safran)

-The following interview with Yves Portalier, Vice President & General Manager for the Telecom Business Unit at Morpho, was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World on February 19, 2016– We are on the verge of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, where Morpho (Safran) will be showing off a wide range of…

Samsung Mobile Devices To Use Morpho Face Biometrics

Samsung Mobile Devices To Use Morpho Face Biometrics

Samsung is going to integrate a Morpho (Safran) biometric solution into its Android devices. It’s a software development kit for facial recognition, and a new partnership will see Samsung ICT division Samsung SDS integrate it into a new multimodal authentication platform. It’s meant to enable a biometric alternative to passwords, and lets developers leverage devices’ built-in…

Morpho Brings Facial Biometrics to GSMA Mobile Connect

Morpho Brings Facial Biometrics to GSMA Mobile Connect

Morpho (Safran) has brought its selfie-based solution for mobile authentication to GSMA Mobile Connect. The latter is a digital identity solution that was launched in March of 2015, an effort that Morpho has supported from the beginning. While it has traditionally relied upon PINs for mobile user authentication, Morpho is now introducing a biometric authentication…

MWC 2016: Morpho To Enjoy Life in a Connected World

MWC 2016: Morpho To Enjoy Life in a Connected World

This year’s Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Morpho (Safran) will be on hand with a range of innovative offerings under the umbrella motto of “Enjoying life in a connected world.” In keeping with its strengthened focus on the mobile space, a number of its products to be showcased revolve around mobile tech. In…

Vodafone Names Morpho 2015 ‘Supplier of the Year’

Vodafone Names Morpho 2015 ‘Supplier of the Year’

Vodafone has named Morpho (Safran) its Supplier of the Year for 2015. The distinction comes via the telecom’s yearly event honoring its best supplier partners. Explaining the choice of Morpho for the award, Vodafone Procurement Company CEO Detlef Schultz said its “pioneering SIM card technology supports our continuous drive for delivering greater benefits and technological…

Morpho to Sponsor IoT Forum

Morpho to Sponsor IoT Forum

As anticipation over the burgeoning Internet of Things continues to build, Morpho (Safran) has announced that it will sponsor a forum on the issue early next month. The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s IoT Forum: Mobile Device Mayhem (MDM) will take place at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California, on February 4th. It’s…

Morpho Allies With Orange Cyberdefense

Morpho Allies With Orange Cyberdefense

Morpho (Safran) and Orange Cyberdefense have announced a new partnership that will see the companies cross-promote their digital security solutions. According to the new agreement, Morpho will bring to the table its digital identity expertise, particularly in the area of biometric solutions, while Orange Cyberdefense will allow Morpho to leverage its network of Security Operations…

Morpho’s Mobile Facial Recognition Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Morpho’s Mobile Facial Recognition Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Morpho (Safran)’s mobile facial recognition solution has attained FIDO Alliance certification, the company has announced. It’s a ‘selfie-based solution,’as the company says: It uses the camera of a smartphone or tablet to get live video of a user, and scans that footage to get facial biometrics for authentication. The aim is to use this means of…

Albuquerque PD Expands Biometric Arsenal with MorphoBIS in the Cloud

Albuquerque PD Expands Biometric Arsenal with MorphoBIS in the Cloud

MorphoTrak, Morpho (Safran)’s American subsidiary, has been contracted to provide a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department’s automated fingerprint identification system, the company has announced. Not only will the company implement its flagship MorphoBIS AFIS, but it has also been asked to introduce its latest platform, MorphoBIS in Morpho Cloud. Explaining the upgrade in a…

Morpho Revamps Victoria Police Biometric Capabilities

Morpho Revamps Victoria Police Biometric Capabilities

Morpho (Safran) has been contracted to refurbish the biometric capabilities of Victoria Police in Australia, the company has announced. It’s a deepening of a 12-year relationship between the company and the municipal police department. To date, Morpho has already provided 72 police stations with fingerprint and palmprint scanners; now, the latest contract will see fingerprint, palmprint,…

MorphoWave Attains FBI PIV Certification

MorphoWave Attains FBI PIV Certification

Morpho (Safran)’s MorphoWave Desktop solution has received important FBI certification, the company has announced. The FBI has now certified that Morpho’s contactless desktop fingerprint scanner meets its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specifications standard. MorphoWave Desktop can capture four fingerprints simultaneously with the user simply waving her hand over it—a capability well-suited to high-traffic…

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho Continues March Into Mobile Market

Morpho (Safran) continues its march into the mobile market. In a new post on its website, Morpho’s Telecom Business Unit Vice President and General Manager, Yves Portalier, further clarifies the company’s strategy in this area since CEO Anne Bouverot first announced Morpho’s mobile plans last month. In framing Morpho’s strategy, Portalier points to advancements in SIM…

Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Another year is coming to a close and here at FindBiometrics that means one thing: the annual Biometrics Year in Review is upon us. 2015 has been a year of major adoption in biometrics, as well as major innovation. In large part, these industry strides have come about via cooperation, either through partnerships or on…

MorphoTablets Play Important Role in Egyptian Elections

MorphoTablets Play Important Role in Egyptian Elections

Egypt has just concluded its latest parliamentary elections, and Morpho (Safran) played a major role in the process. The company’s MorphoTablets were used to register voters and verify their identification cards. MorphoTablets are equipped with biometric capabilities allowing for large-scale authentication via facial and fingerprint recognition. The devices also feature Bluetooth, cellular, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and…

Morpho SecureIdentity Offers Mobile Authentication for Government Services

Morpho SecureIdentity Offers Mobile Authentication for Government Services

Morpho (Safran) has announced a new digital identity service called SecureIdentity. Scheduled to go live early next year, the system is designed to help British citizens access online government services through the GOV.UK Verify program. GOV.UK is the British government’s new online system aimed at authenticating citizens’ identities so that they can securely access online…

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

A new solution from Morpho has been awarded Access Control Product of the Year in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015, an event organized by IFSEC International and FIREX International. A panel of security experts and academics gave the award to MorphoWave Tower, a touchless fingerprint scanning solution. The system is able to scan four fingerprints…

Morpho to Use Aadhaar To Enroll Airtel Subscribers

Morpho to Use Aadhaar To Enroll Airtel Subscribers

Morpho (Safran) has announced a major new contract to provide a digital onboarding system for Airtel, India’s biggest mobile network operator. What’s more, Morpho will use the Aadhaar national biometric citizen registry to authenticate Airtel subscribers. It’s going to start as a proof of concept initiative in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, but it could expand on…

Morpho Acquires mPayment Startup AirTag

Morpho Acquires mPayment Startup AirTag

Morpho (Safran) has acquired AirTag: a French startup specializing in mobile payment technology. Called AirTag, the company is the developer of a Host Card Emulation (HCE) solution that uses tokenization to enable secure electronic payments via what Morpho describes as a “virtual bank card”. In other words, it’s a mobile payment platform. AirTag also offers an…

Morpho to Explore Mobile Authentication

Morpho to Explore Mobile Authentication

Morpho (Safran) CEO Anne Bouverot plans to push the company into the mobile authentication market, the company has announced. In a press release, the company highlighted Bouverot’s prior experience with the GSMA mobile operators alliance – she was Director General for four years – and quoted her on her predictions about where the mobile market is heading.…

Morpho to Deliver Custom AFIS System to Zambia Police Service

Morpho to Deliver Custom AFIS System to Zambia Police Service

Morpho (Safran) has won a new contract to provide the Zambia Police Service with one of its flagship biometric platforms, the MorphoBIS Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The deal outlines a long-term, comprehensive effort. Morpho is going to deploy both mobile scanners and live capture enrolment stations at the headquarters of various provincial authorities in…

Morpho Launches New Multimodal Handheld

Morpho Launches New Multimodal Handheld

Morpho (Safran) has announced a new, handheld biometric identification tool for security applications. Called MorphoRapID 2, the device is about the size of the kind of credit/debit card reader found in many restaurants – though it offers far more sophisticated technology. MorphoRapID 2 features a FAP 30-certified fingerprint sensor and a high-resolution camera for the…

INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

Interview with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO and Steve Vinsik, Vice President & General Manager, Criminal Justice and Public Security, MorphoTrak Recently, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to speak with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak (Safran), as well as Steve Vinsik, the company’s Vice President & General Manager of Criminal Justice and Public…

Money20/20: Settling The Spoofing Score

Money20/20: Settling The Spoofing Score

During yesterday’s FindBiometrics hosted panel at Money20/20, Biometric Identity & Its Applications in Financial Services & Payments, the conversation turned inevitably to the problem of spoofing on consumer biometric devices, namely, the iPhone. When the time came for the audience to ask their questions of the identity and finance experts on stage, immediately an attendee…

Biometrics Are Everywhere At Money20/20: The FindBiometrics Panel

Biometrics Are Everywhere At Money20/20: The FindBiometrics Panel

Yesterday in Las Vegas, Money20/20 was well underway and biometrics was the talk of the conference. As previously announced by FindBiometrics, we weren’t only in attendance but helping lead the way yet again to a massive crowd of industry professionals with our expert panel on biometrics at the intersection of commerce. Hosted by FindBiometrics president…

FindBiometrics To Host Money20/20 Biometrics Panel

FindBiometrics To Host Money20/20 Biometrics Panel

Money20/20 – the dynamic annual payments industry trade show – kicks off next week and biometrics will once again play an essential role in the festivities. Once again, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill will be hosting an expert panel at the event, which is held in Las Vegas Nevada October 25-28. Titled Biometric Identity & Its Applications…

News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Identity Month, in which we will be taking a focused look at the latest thinking and news in mobile biometrics technology. Iris, fingerprint and vascular biometrics technology made up the bulk of the news while we also reported on biometric elections, law enforcement and financial deployments. Here…

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho (Safran) has appointed a new Executive Vice President for its Digital Security and Authentication division. Olivier Méaux is now taking over for Jacques Pantin, who has become the company’s special advisor in charge of cybersecurity, according to a press release. Méaux brings with him a wealth of experience in the digital and IT sectors. In…

Morpho Improves Digital Trust Solution

Morpho Improves Digital Trust Solution

Morpho (Safran) has improved its digital trust solution, the company has announced. In a press release Morpho asserts that, with the latest enhancements to its digital trust offering, its integrated solution is now the most comprehensive on the market. The upgrade is part of Morpho’s efforts to shift its clients to paperless transactions, with service providers…

News Roundup: GIS 2015, National ID

News Roundup: GIS 2015, National ID

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off the fall conference season at the Global Identity Summit (GIS 2015) while preparations were made for ASIS 2015. Fingerprints remained the dominant modality in the industry news as our featured look at National ID had us talking about ambitious biometric deployments all across the globe. Here are last…

ASIS 2015: Introducing MorphoAccess SIGMA Lite

ASIS 2015: Introducing MorphoAccess SIGMA Lite

Morpho (Safran) has launched a new series of biometric access control and time and attendance solutions at this year’s ASIS conference. Available in two designs, the new devices are part of the company’s MorphoAccess (MA) SIGMA product line. Called  MA SIGMA Lite and MA SIGMA Lite+, the new fingerprint terminals are designed to be easily equipped to mounting surfaces such…

News Roundup: Biometrics And The Refugee Crisis

News Roundup: Biometrics And The Refugee Crisis

Last week at FindBiometrics National ID Month continued with a look at how the UNHCR is deploying biometrics around the world to serve and protect millions of forcibly displaced persons in what is commonly being referred to as a global refugee crisis. We also announced the National ID Month Webinar, for which registration is now…

GIS: Morpho to Launch Sophisticated Video Analysis System

GIS: Morpho to Launch Sophisticated Video Analysis System

Morpho (Safran) is planning to launch a major new product at this year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa. Through subsidiary MorphoTrak, the company will be showing off its Morpho Video Investigator (MVI), a video analytics system, at booth 301 in the exhibit hall. MVI combines facial recognition with other identification systems that can detect…

MorphoTrak CEO Wins Women in Biometric Identity Award

MorphoTrak CEO Wins Women in Biometric Identity Award

MorphoTrak‘s CEO is a winner in SecureIDNews.com and re:ID’s inaugural Women in Biometric Identity Awards. At a reception last week, Celeste Thomasson joined four other recipients in receiving the distinction. Thomasson is indeed highly accomplished in the field. Having assumed her position as CEO of MorphoTrak (Safran) near the start of 2014, she has steered the…

News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued National ID Month with a featured look at India’s ambitious Aadhaar program. In the industry news we got our first official look at Apple’s second generation Touch ID on the iPhone 6S, a slew of government biometrics headlines and the usual influx of mobile fingerprint integrations. Here’s a look…

Morpho to Expand Biometrics Work with NZCS

Morpho to Expand Biometrics Work with NZCS

Morpho (Safran) is deepening its relationship with the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) with plans to expand its biometric e-gate operations in the country. The project will begin with the implementation of nine new, next-generation Morpho e-Gates at the Auckland International Airport, with the option for further expansion over the next five years. This development…

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