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Morpho Biometrics Excel in Harsh Environments

MorphoTrak, a Morpho (Safran) company based in the U.S., has partnered with Identity One as integrator to deliver a seamless biometric access and time & attendance system to a large North American freight railroad network company.

Due to the poor condition of worker fingerprints, only the highest performance biometric technology  ...

Due to the poor condition of worker fingerprints, only the highest performance biometric technology is effective. (Photo: Business Wire)

With the new integrated system, this company now enjoys improved security, as well as streamlined human resource and access control processes. From a single enrollment, an employee’s secured biometric record is distributed for access control, time & attendance and compliance applications. In harsh industries such as this, only the highest performance biometric technology is effective due to the condition of workers’ fingerprints.

“This seamless integration has achieved a very high return on investment and a high-level of user acceptance, in an industry where all other competitor fingerprint devices failed,” explains Gary Jones, Director of the Biometric Access & Time Solutions Business Unit.

“Properly deployed, biometric technology can offer a rapid return on investment, increased security and improved workflow efficiency,” says David Smith, president and CEO of Identity One. “One of our areas of expertise lies in biometric solutions specifically designed for railroads.”

More than 250 Outdoor MorphoAccess® 520 (OMA 520) biometric readers were deployed across the continental United States over a 6 month period. This easy to maintain and operate solution includes custom web-based enrollment at over 70 locations and deep integration into existing human resource and payroll systems. Tough and sturdy, with an IP65 weatherproof rating, the OMA 520 is ideal for the railroad industry. For particularly harsh, cold conditions the OMA 520 can be supplied with a built-in heater for extreme low temperatures.

When other fingerprint readers fail, Morpho biometric technology is able to capture and match even the roughest fingerprints. Morpho is the most trusted provider of biometrics for access and time with proven success in more industries and tougher environments than any other reader. Morpho fingerprint technology is rated #1 by NIST for accuracy.

Identity One Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of the Identity One Group, specializes in biometric middleware and off-the shelf biometric software products. Identity One has over 12 years finger biometric, iris biometric and face biometric integration and use experience. Identity One is the market leader for provision of accelerated custom biometric integration for: cloud based biometrics, biometric based health club check-in, access control biometric integration middleware, time and attendance biometric integration middleware, compliance biometric middleware integration and jail and prison biometric identity management solutions. Identity One is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has ancillary sales and engineering facilities in Brisbane, Australia. www.identityone.net

MorphoTrak 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.

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.morphotrak.com www.morpho.com www.safran-group.com

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