Sagem Sécurité wins contract for advanced Facial Recognition System in Australia with the New South Wales Government

Paris, June 23, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (Safran Group) has signed a contract in Australia with the New South Wales Government's Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA), to supply and maintain a biometric face recognition system with a 15 million image database, for driver licences. The installation of this system marks a major technological advance that will reduce the risks of identity theft and document falsification for more than five million drivers, while also enhancing road safety.

"This latest contract confirms our excellence and advanced expertise in different biometric technologies," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "It also confirms our ability to supply solutions that meet the requirements of the Roads and Traffic Authority, by calling on the expertise of our local subsidiary, Sagem Australasia. With this contract, Sagem Sécurité consolidates its position as the preferred partner to Australian government agencies for security and Identity Management solutions."

Sagem Sécurité is now the Australian leader in face recognition systems. It has developed proven expertise in all possible applications, from border control to crime-solving systems for police forces, to identity management systems.

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Sagem Sécurité (Safran Group) is a high-technology company. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity solutions, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states.

In Asia Pacific, Sagem Sécurité is represented by its subsidiary Sagem Australasia.

Sagem Sécurité | Press Contacts | Nathalie Jullien | Tél : +33 1 58 11 89 62 | nathalie.jullien@sagem.com | Caroline Coudert | Tél : + 33 1 58 11 19 47 | caroline.coudert@sagem.com