MorphoTop™ Achieves FBI Certification

Provides Identification Bureaus, Police, and Border agencies with efficient economic solution, allowing optimization of their resources and budgets

Alexandria, Va., November 5, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) today announced that MorphoTop™ Model 100R, a compact high speed livescan fingerprint scanner, has received certification from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This certification covers both tenprint rolled and identification flat fingerprint capture and meets the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Image Quality Standard (IQS) Appendix F specification*. MorphoTop™ is the ideal choice for economic high speed imaging of fingerprints for background checks, civil enrollment, criminal booking or personal identity verification purposes.

Based on proven and reliable biometric technology deployed worldwide for various major government projects such as the biometric passports, civil enrollments and in India's Unique Identification (UID) national project, MorphoTop provides effective and reliable fingerprint capture in less than two seconds.

"As Morpho's subsidiary in the US, MorphoTrak is extremely pleased with the excellent results certified by the FBI testing laboratory for fingerprint technology," stated Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "Our customers demand these types of innovative, yet economic solutions that allow them to save costs while retaining superior accuracy."

Managed by the Criminal Justice Information Services, IAFIS IQS Appendix F specifications provide criteria ensuring that fingerprint image quality meets sufficient standards. To be certified, fingerprint scanner quality must meet designated parameters in reproducing the original fingerprint pattern for geometric accuracy, gray-level dynamic range, and signal-to-noise ratio.

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*About IAFIS IQS Specifications and Appendix F
IAFIS IQS Specifications are managed by the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division. These standards, and specifically Appendix F, ensure that the images used in the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) initiatives and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Information System (IAFIS) are high quality and support all phases of identification.

For more information: www.fbibiospecs.org/IAFIS

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.

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

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Press Contact:
MorphoTrak, Inc. (Safran group)
Eve Fillon
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eve.fillon@morpho.com