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Morpho Launches Secure, Multifunction Biometric Tablet

Morpho (Safran), the world leader in biometric recognition technologies, announced today the introduction of MorphoTablet™, a compact touchscreen device that guarantees secure mobile data operations using biometrics (fingerprint and facial recognition) and cryptographic functions. MorphoTablet™ combines mobility, versatility and security in a single platform, for trusted services in any sector, anywhere and at any time.

Integrating Morpho's world leading biometric technology, MorphoTablet includes a fingerprint reader  ...

Integrating Morpho's world leading biometric technology, MorphoTablet includes a fingerprint reader and camera for biometric capture and check. Its tamper-proof hardware and encryption provide security to protect data. (Photo: Business Wire)

Integrating Morpho’s world leading biometric technology, the innovative MorphoTablet™ comprises a fingerprint reader* and a high-resolution camera to capture and check biometric data. Its tamper-proof hardware and integrated encryption functions provide enhanced security to protect sensitive data and associated transactions.

MorphoTablet™ is a high-quality data acquisition terminal with a 7-inch touch screen. Light and compact, it is perfectly suited to all types of operations in the field.

Using its advanced biometric functions, coupled with integrated card readers (contact and contactless, including NFC), MorphoTablet™ can easily verify people's identities in a wide variety of situations and environments: on-the-spot ID checks, elections, benefit payments, school tests, medical exams, access to secure areas, etc.

Users of this innovative Android-based terminal can stay connected anywhere since the tablet supports WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular networks.

Police forces could also save considerable time by using MorphoTablet™ to instantaneously collect and transmit, in total security, information gathered during their investigations.

With MorphoTablet™, banks, insurance companies and other service providers can acquire the data needed to open an account (personal information, fingerprints, photos, signatures, administrative documents, etc.), not only in their offices or branches, but also at customers' doorsteps. The tablet also comes with a software development kit, allowing companies to create tailored applications for their customers.

MorphoTablet™ is now being introduced to the public at the Mobile World Congress, the largest trade show in the mobile phone industry. "With MorphoTablet™, mobile network operators have a powerful device for the swift and secure registration of customer data in the field," explains Yves Portalier, Vice President, Programs & Marketing at Morpho's Telecom Business Unit. "MorphoTablet™ ensures that operators can meet evolving data registration regulations, while also offering customers an open-ended range of innovative services, thanks to our software development kit."

* FBI-certified, this sensor complies with the PIV IQS (Personal Identity Verification-Image Quality Specifications) standard.

MorphoTrak Inc, a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, Safran’s security division, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 years’ experience, Morpho has captured more than 3 billion fingerprints and Morpho products are used by more than 450 government agencies in over 100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington D.C., with major corporate facilities in Anaheim, CA and Federal Way, WA. www.morphotrak.com

Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho’s unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho’s solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

For more information: www.morpho.com www.safran-group.com

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