Safran Identity & Security

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

Does Safran Identity & Security Acquisition Signal Growing M&A Trend?

The completion of Advent International and Bpifrance’s acquisition of Safran Identity & Security signals the latest watermark in what appears to be a rising trend of M&A activity in the identity industry. It follows soon after Gemalto announced earlier this month that it had finalized its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, 3M Cogent. And…

Biometric Payment Cards Could Help to Reduce Fraud in Social Subsidy Distribution

Biometric Payment Cards Could Help to Reduce Fraud in Social Subsidy Distribution

Biometric payment cards could help to reduce fraud in social subsidy distribution, argues Safran Identity & Security Payment Marketing Director Jesper Domargård. Writing on the company’s website, Domargård notes that numerous countries struggle with the distribution of welfare, pensions, and the like, which can sometimes end up in the hands of unauthorized individuals or even be transferred to…

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…

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