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Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

“Safran’s plans to sell its biometrics business are no secret as the company seeks to refocus on its core activities related to aerospace, but it is keeping tight-lipped about the current negotiations.” Safran is selling its biometrics business and could close the deal by the end of the month, according to a new Reuters report.…

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…

Mobile Biometrics Can Improve KYC Self-Registration: Safran

Mobile Biometrics Can Improve KYC Self-Registration: Safran

Safran Identity and Security is urging companies to embrace mobile and biometric innovations for Know Your Customer and self-registration applications. A new post on the company’s website points out that while organizations such as banks are already very familiar with KYC and self-registration options for customers, they now have an opportunity to make such systems…

Utah Rolls Out New MorphoTrust Driver Licenses

Utah Rolls Out New MorphoTrust Driver Licenses

Utah’s Driver License Division (DLD) has begun to issue new driver licenses produced by MorphoTrust USA. As of yesterday, Utah residents renewing or applying for a driver license will receive the new identity documents, which feature an updated design and encoded elements that will help to ensure the driver licenses are secure against identity fraud. It’s…

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

IdentoGO is getting ready to open 14 temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program aimed at expediting passenger screening at airports. IdentoGO says the temporary facilities will be located close to major airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. In a…

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…

Tyco Adds MorphoAccess Sigma, MorphoWave Tower to Lineup

Tyco Adds MorphoAccess Sigma, MorphoWave Tower to Lineup

Tyco Security Products has announced that it is now offering MorphoAccess SIGMA Series fingerprint readers as well as the MorphoWave Tower to its lineup of security products. The products are now compatible with Tyco’s C-Cure 9000 security and event management platform. In a statement announcing the new offerings, Tyco highlighted the sophistication of the technology,…

MorphoTrust Reports Progress in Mobile Driver License Project

MorphoTrust Reports Progress in Mobile Driver License Project

Amid growing excitement over the project, MorphoTrust (Safran) is extending a pilot project testing out its mobile driver license (“mDL”) concept in Iowa. The project was initiated late last summer in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DoT). The idea is pretty straightforward: To create digital, smartphone-based driver licenses. They function just like any traditional…

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…

Border Control & National ID Month: Multimodal Airports

Border Control & National ID Month: Multimodal Airports

The Rise of Multimodality and The Need For Biometric Border Control Biometrics in airports are not completely dissimilar to biometrics in financial services. A few years ago, before the big mobile biometrics boom kicked off with Apple’s Touch ID, there was a competition between biometric modalities as vendors bumped shoulders to be at the front…

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…

Border Control & National ID Month: The Primer

Border Control & National ID Month: The Primer

June is Border Control & National ID Month 2016 at FindBiometrics. All month we will be examining the ins-and-outs of biometric citizen registry and identification—its applications, real life deployments, and how it is shaping the global community—as well as the way biometrics are protecting the borders of the nations they are helping to build. To…

Corporate Rebrand Revolves Around Safran Name

Corporate Rebrand Revolves Around Safran Name

Safran is rebranding its entire corporate structure including its many subsidiaries. In so doing, the company is going for a more consistent brand, with the new names of all corporate entities featuring the Safran name first and foremost, and generally followed by a generic reference to their areas of expertise. For example, Snecma has now…

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…

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabama officials are working with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to offer citizens a biometric authentication solution for their tax returns. Based on MorphoTrust’s eID (‘electronic ID’) solution, the system will let citizens use a selfie to validate the authenticity of their tax filings. Those who opt in will be required to submit photos of their faces along…

All MorphoTrust ID Factories Now ISO Certified

All MorphoTrust ID Factories Now ISO Certified

MorphoTrust (Safran) has now received ISO 14298 certification for all of its driver license factories, the company has announced. The certification covers security processes in credential printing, essentially verifying that a given facility’s printing systems feature the highest level of security. MorphoTrust became the first US ID manufacturer to receive this certification for its production…

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

The US Transportation Security Administration is seeking to improve the efficiency of airport security screening, and MorphoTrust USA is expanding its efforts with TSA PreCheck accordingly, the company says. TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program based on biometric identification, and administrated by MorphoTrust. Individuals who enroll are essentially pre-cleared for security, with their fingerprints…

Montana MVD to Launch MorphoTrust RoadTest Solution

Montana MVD to Launch MorphoTrust RoadTest Solution

The Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has rolled out its new driver licence cards. Developed by MorphoTrust (Safran), the cards have been deployed alongside its MorphoTrust AutoTest system. In addition to new graphical design features, the driver licence cards gave improved security features such as barcodes, which should help to guard against…

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…

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 Solutions Get SAFETY Act Approval

MorphoTrust Solutions Get SAFETY Act Approval

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has achieved SAFETY Act certification for two of its flagship solutions – its Universal Enrollment Services (UES) and Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) platforms. SAFETY Act certification is issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The program’s aim is essentially to promote the development of anti-terrorism technologies and services by offering legal liability protections…

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…

Nebraska DMV to Implement MorphoTrust Tablet Testing

Nebraska DMV to Implement MorphoTrust Tablet Testing

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is going to provide the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles with a tablet-based examination system for driver license testing. Called MorphoTrust RoadTest, the system is AAMVA- and FMCSA-compliant, and is designed to replace all paper-based driver license testing. MorphoTrust says the tablet itself is rugged yet lightweight, and it features handwriting recognition software…

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…

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

Over two million travelers have signed up for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has announced. MorphoTrust, via its IdentoGo centers, is TSA PreCheck’s exclusive enrollment services provider. TSA PreCheck offers pre-screening services for travelers, enabling expedited security screening at participating airports. Travelers provide biographic and biometric data upon signing up at…

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,…

MorphoTrust CSO to Advise on Brandeis University Curriculum

MorphoTrust CSO to Advise on Brandeis University Curriculum

MorphoTrust USA‘s Chief Security Officer is joining Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) advisory board. It’s a panel of executives from a range of companies, universities, and other organizations tasked with advising on how to ensure that the university’s curriculum content aligns with the needs of students’ prospective fields of work. MorphoTrust’s Dennis Kallelis was…

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…

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…

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