Morpho wins Security Innovation Award

Paris, October 20, 2010

Morpho (Safran group) has won a Security Innovation Award* for its MorphoSmart™ FINGER VP, the world's first ever multimodal finger vein and fingerprint device. Presented on 4th October at Security Essen 2010 in Germany, the award honors companies whose products and technologies demonstrate innovation, user benefits, economic viability and reliability.

This innovative solution combines Hitachi's vein imaging technology to detect the pattern of blood vessels under the skin and Morpho's fingerprint identification technology. It is the only multimodal device capable of capturing and processing together two sets of complementary biometric data for authentication or identification. MorphoSmart™ FINGER VP enables unrivalled levels of security, accuracy and performance; it can be used as a standalone solution or for integration into a vast range of end-user devices (access control terminals, ATM, mobile devices for identity checks and secure payments).

"We are honored to receive this Security Innovation Award recognizing our commitment to the development of cutting-edge solutions," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "The award confirms our innovative approach to the development of new biometrics applications."

MorphoSmart™ FINGER VP will be presented at Biometrics 2010 in London, UK, from October 20th to 21st (stand 406).

* 91 applications were submitted and Morpho received an award in the "Technology and Products" category. For more information on the award visit: www.security-messe.de

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Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

Nathalie Jullien
Tel : +33 1 58 11 89 62
nathalie.jullien@morpho.com