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ISC West 2017: Interview With MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview With MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas this week reporting live from ISC West. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill visited the MorphoTrak booth (#7097) and spoke with Gary Jones, MorphoTrak’s Business Unit Director, Biometric Access & Time Solutions. The conversation begins on the topic of the brand new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme, and some of the impressive durability and strength tests it…

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…

APD Becomes First Police Agency to Use Cloud-Based ABIS

APD Becomes First Police Agency to Use Cloud-Based ABIS

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary MorphoTrak has announced the deployment of its MorphoBIS in the Cloud solution with the Albuquerque Police Department. The APD is now the first police agency in the world to use a cloud-based automated biometric identification system (ABIS). It’s the conclusion of a project first undertaken at the start of this…

Border Control & National ID Month: The Roundup

Border Control & National ID Month: The Roundup

June has come to an end and with it exits Border Control & National ID Month. For the past five weeks at FindBiometrics we have been placing a featured focus on the most ambitious and enormous biometric and identity tech deployments around the globe, with feature articles, on-topic industry news coverage and, of course, an…

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics which culminated in our latest expert webinar held earlier today. Bringing together a panel of industry experts, the webcast kicked off with the latest border control market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence before launching into a discussion concerning multimodality, best practices, mobility, and regional challenges as…

Border Control & National ID Month: 4 National ID Programs And Their Benefits

Border Control & National ID Month: 4 National ID Programs And Their Benefits

June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we are examining the biggest, most ambitious identity tech deployments around the globe as they develop and protect the nations of the world. Last week we looked at the ways that a multimodal approach to border control is best suited to serve the international…

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…

Boston Marathon Bombing Witness to be Keynote Speaker at MorphoTrak Event

Boston Marathon Bombing Witness to be Keynote Speaker at MorphoTrak Event

A key witness from the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MorphoTrak Users Conference in Costa Mesa, California. Jeff Bauman saw one of the architects of the attack place a backpack on a sidewalk moments before it exploded, and later helped the FBI to identify the suspect by…

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…

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…

Frost & Sullivan Names MorphoTrak Company of the Year for 2015

Frost & Sullivan Names MorphoTrak Company of the Year for 2015

MorphoTrak (Safran) has won the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. In a statement, the growth strategy firm explained that the award was given largely in recognition of MorphoTrak’s MorphoWave Tower, which allows for easy-to-use, contactless fingerprint scanning, capturing four fingerprints with one wave of a user’s hand above 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…

MorphoBIS Ascends to the Morpho Cloud

MorphoBIS Ascends to the Morpho Cloud

MorphoTrak (Safran) has launched its Morpho Cloud IaaS (Identificiation-as-a-Service) platform. The company announced the launch at this week’s Florida International Association for Identification (FDIAI). The multimodal platform is essentially a cloud service for MorphoBIS, Morpho’s Biometric Identification Solution. The new platform is hosted on Microsoft Azure Government, another cloud platform designed specifically to service the US government.…

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…

MorphoTrak Opens West Virginia Facility

MorphoTrak Opens West Virginia Facility

MorphoTrak (Safran) has opened its first facility in West Virginia, the company has announced. The new location will house a Program Management and Engineering office, and will also serve as a recruitment center for local professionals. There are a number of good reasons for MorphoTrak to open such an office. For one thing, West Virginia is…

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…

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, recently had a chance to speak with Scott Swann, Senior Innovation Director at MorphoTrak (Safran). The conversation centers around the workshop that Swann will be moderating at the upcoming Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, while also going on to examine MorphoTrak’s recent innovations in contactless fingerprint scanning – particularly…

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…

NIST Developing Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

NIST Developing Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on developing standards for contactless fingerprint scanning technology. NIST is, of course, one of the most widely trusted and respected standard-setters for the field of biometrics. The organization works with the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence to develop the standards for Government Certified Products lists, and not…

Report Highlights Opportunities, Vendors in Iris Biometrics

Report Highlights Opportunities, Vendors in Iris Biometrics

The iris recognition market is on the rise, though it isn’t without its hurdles, according to a new report from Persistence Market Research. The report, entitled “Iris Biometrics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 – 2021”, suggests that there is rising demand for iris-based authentication, but also points to cost and privacy concerns as…

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured look at biometrics in education while facial recognition was the modality that made the most headlines. That was partially thanks to some continued industry controversy, which we covered as consumer and government applications rounded out the news. Education and Identity August marks the start of back to…

MorphoTrak Tattoo Recognition Tops NIST Challenge

MorphoTrak Tattoo Recognition Tops NIST Challenge

MorphoTrak (Safran) has developed the top product for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Tattoo Recognition Technology Challenge, or Tatt-C. The tattoo recognition algorithm developed by MorphoTrak places first in NIST’s testing. The purpose of Tatt-C was to advance the capabilities of biometric technology to recognize tattoos captured in images – a longtime aspiration for law…

MorphoTrak to Offer Facial Recognition Training

MorphoTrak to Offer Facial Recognition Training

MorphoTrak (Safran) is going to be offering vendor-independent face comparison training, the company has announced. Interested parties will have the opportunity to participate regardless of what specific facial recognition software they are using, allowing the company to help fill what it calls “an acknowledged gap in the field of computer-aided face recognition and facial identification.” The training…

MorphoTrak Appoints Teresa Wu To Executive Team

MorphoTrak Appoints Teresa Wu To Executive Team

MorphoTrak has appointed a new member of its executive team. Teresa Wu is the company’s new Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations. Wu brings considerable credentials to the role. Coming to MorphoTrak from a position as 3M Cogent’s Global Software Solutions Marketing Director, she holds International Management degrees from the Newcastle School of Management and…

OC Crime Lab Formally Launches MorphoBIS System

OC Crime Lab Formally Launches MorphoBIS System

Two years after selecting it through a competitive bidding process, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory has formally put the Morpho Biometric Identification Solution, or MorphoBIS, into use. MorphoBIS is the product of MorphoTrak, a US-based Morpho (Safran) subsidiary. Of course, while the formal launch of technological operations has only just taken place, the…

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

This exclusive webinar is designed to provide you with everything you need to know about the crucial need to balance security and convenience when deploying biometric access control. Biometric technology is playing an increasingly important role in the global access control market, which is on track to reach $10.4 billion by 2020. Driven by a…

Interview: MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones

Interview with Gary G. Jones, Business Unit Director: Biometric Access & Time Solutions (BATS), SAFRAN MorphoTrak ISC West begins tomorrow in Las Vegas and, in advance of the physical access control conference and exhibition, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Gary Jones, the business unit director of Biometric Access and Time Solutions at MorphoTrak (Safran).…

MorphoTrak Leads Competition in Latest NIST Testing

MorphoTrak Leads Competition in Latest NIST Testing

Morpho (Safran)’s fingerprint recognition technology has received top marks in a new round of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) testing. Participating via its subsidiary, MorphoTrak, the company came first against a dozen rivals in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation (PFT II), which measured 1-1 verification. Whereas Phase 1 of the NIST testing only…

MorphoTrak Technology IDs High-Value Suspect

MorphoTrak Technology IDs High-Value Suspect

Law enforcement officials in Pinellas County, Florida, are pleased with the deployment of a MorphoTrak (Safran) biometric system that has allowed them to bring identity technology into the field. The company provided the police force with its MorphoIDent mobile fingerprint scanners as well as the Maestro gateway system that provides the interface and connectivity with fingerprint…

Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

MorphoTrak (a U.S.-based Morpho (Safran) company) has announced that its MorphoFace Investigate facial recognition system is going to be integrated in all Hawaii counties. Hosted by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, the system is used by the Honolulu Police Department to track down suspects in police investigations, providing a database of over 450 000 images.…

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Yesterday, Morpho (Safran) announced that its fingerprint matching technology took the top spot in NIST’s ongoing MINEX test. MINEX, which stands for Minutiae Interoperability Exchange, is a test that is mandated to offer performance and interoperability metrics of biometric templates and matching capabilities. More than 30 companies were evaluated as part of this MINEX benchmark…

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

This year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS) is less than one month away. Formerly the Biometric Consortium Conference, the annual identity management  event is held in Tampa, Florida, and is host to a slew of announcements, demonstrations, product launches and keynotes. Today, Morpho (Safran) announced that during GIS it will be presenting what it claims is…

FST Biometrics Joins Lenel Open Access Alliance

FST Biometrics Joins Lenel Open Access Alliance

Biometric access control solutions provider FST Biometrics has announced that it has received factory certification from Lenel Systems. Consequently, FST has also joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance program. The result: FST’s Biometrics In Motion Identification software now interfaces with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system. Using an open architecture design, Lenel’s OnGuard can integrate a wide…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Florida Bans Biometrics In Schools

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Florida Bans Biometrics In Schools

The industry news this past week was overshadowed by a single item out of Florida. After months of debate and anticipation, the state governor signed Senate Bill 188 into law, banning the collection of student biometrics in schools from kindergarten to grade 12. As you can imagine, this is a controversial move. Biometrics don’t only…

MorphoTrak Partners With Identity One, Brings Biometric Access To Railroads

MorphoTrak Partners With Identity One, Brings Biometric Access To Railroads

Today, biometric solutions provider MorphoTrak USA (Safran) announced a partnership with Identity One, a specialist in biometric middleware and off-the shelf biometric software products. The new team up will see Identity one playing the role of integrator, delivering biometric access control and time and attendance solutions to a large North American freight railroad network company.…

MorphoAccess SIGMA Awarded Best of Biometrics Award By Security Industry Association

MorphoAccess SIGMA Awarded Best of Biometrics Award By Security Industry Association

Morpho (Safran) has announced today that its MorphoAccess SIGMA Series reader has been awarded the Best of Biometrics Award by the Security Industry Association. WATCH: Gary Jones demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA in exclusive findBIOMETRICs video The solution was submitted for consideration by MorphoTrak during the 2014 New Product Showcase (NPS), held by the association at ISC…

VIDEO: Gary Jones Demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA and MorphoTablet

VIDEO: Gary Jones Demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA and MorphoTablet

Earlier in April, findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill headed to Las Vegas, Nevada in order to attend the ISC West 2014 conference and exhibition. While there he had a chance to catch up with the biometric physical access control providers in attendance and capture some enlightening video demonstrations of the technology we’ve been featuring all month…

4 Real Deployments That Show Diversity In Biometric Access Control

4 Real Deployments That Show Diversity In Biometric Access Control

This is week three in Physical Access Control Month at findBIOMETRICS. Already we’ve taken a broad overview of the topic, and delved deeper into the rich subject of adoption barriers in this area of biometric application, now it’s time to look at some of the real life deployments in this field. Here are four recent…

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

ISC West 2014, which is underway in Las Vegas and will be running through Friday, is playing host to a large number of biometrics vendors and professionals involved in physical access control. Now is naturally a great time to explore the exciting and versatile world of biometric physical access control. That is why findBIOMETRICS has…

Lenel Systems Certifies MorphoTrak To Keep Access Control Accessible

Lenel Systems Certifies MorphoTrak To Keep Access Control Accessible

February 20, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      In the current market landscape for biometric access control, it is key that adoption barriers are dissolved as much as possible. Interoperability in security systems and the readers that allow for biometric upgrades give customers more choices so that they can custom tailor their protection of…

The Global Automated Border Control Market: Forecasts & Analysis

Automated Border Control (ABC) solutions are fundamentally transforming the global travel experience. From Australia’s SmartGate’s and US Global Entry to the hundreds of eChannel gates at Hong Kong land and sea crossings, to the Automated Passport Control Kiosks rolling out across North America, and the nearly 200 eGates planned for deployment in the UK and…

Celeste Thomasson Appointed as President and CEO of MorphoTrak

January 28, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      United States biometric and identity management solutions provider MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, has had a new president and CEO appointed to lead the company through the new year and beyond. Morpho announced today that it has appointed Celeste Thomasson to the position of…

The Chemistry of Trust, Applications in Accessibility and the Biggest News of 2013 – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup Jan 13-17

The Chemistry of Trust, Applications in Accessibility and the Biggest News of 2013 – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup Jan 13-17

January 19, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      This week saw the launch of the findBIOMETRICS 11th annual Year in Review. The document is a survey of identity experts from around the globe, with statistical analysis and short interviews with the participants. Traditionally, findBIOMETRICS has distributed the PDF file to members of our…

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

January 15, 2014 – by Peter O’Neill   This is our 11th Anniversary Year in Review. Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry. What a year for the Biometrics and Identification Industry!   The past year in biometrics was explosive. Biometrics has become real. From the…

License to Lounge: MorphoTrak Face Recognition Guards High End Houston Social Club

November 18, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The Marque is the sort of place you think only exists on TV or in the movies. The dark upholstery on it’s furniture and the dramatically lit lounge play host to an incredibly exclusive array of members as they enjoy the finer things in life not available…

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