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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…

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