Morpho first to receive provisional certification in India for single fingerprint scanners

Paris, April 18, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) is the first company to receive provisional certification in India for its single fingerprint scanners. The provisional certification, granted by India's STQC*, confirms that the devices meet the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) requirements for reliability, safety and security.

Morpho's single fingerprint scanners have successfully passed the tests under the STQC's Biometric Device Certification Scheme, designed to facilitate availability of quality assessed biometric devices to identity verification agencies.

The provisional certification covers a compact biometric module (MorphoSmart™ CBM-E), a USB scanner (MorphoSmart™ Optic 1300 E) and a device combining a fingerprint scanner and a smartcard reader (MorphoSmart™ Optic 1350 E). These all-in-one compact devices not only capture high quality fingerprint images, but also embed powerful biometric feature extracting and matching algorithms.

In addition to being a trusted partner in Aadhaar's enrollment phase, Morpho is also a key solution provider for the multiple biometric verification applications currently being deployed in India. Aadhaar is the world's largest biometric project designed to secure the identity of 1.2 billion residents of India.

MorphoTop™, Morpho's ten fingerprint scanner already received official STQC certification in 2011.

*STQC: Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate for Government of India's Department of Information Technology (DIT) and the UIDAI

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About Morpho
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.

Morpho (groupe Safran)
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Tel: +33 1 58 11 89 62

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