MorphoTrust USA Pilots ID Scanners at U.S. Airports
TSA Initiative Aims to Increase Convenience and Security for All Travelers
June 6, 2012, Billerica, MA
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected MorphoTrust USA as a provider that will vie to supply the agency with new technology designed to improve the airline passenger security screening process. Now in its pilot stage, MorphoTrust's technology authenticates drivers' licenses, passports and other common identification before correlating validated passengers with their boarding passes.
The new system, known as Credential Authentication Technology / Boarding Pass Scanning System (CAT/BPSS), is expected to enhance the current process, which relies on human eyes, ultra-violet lights and loupes to check the authenticity of identity documents presented by travelers. The new technology used in the pilot will automatically verify multiple security features on the identification, further enhancing the security of the screening process.
MorphoTrust's CAT/BPSS solution is currently in active testing at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU).
MorphoTrust draws on more than 50 years of experience as the nation's largest producer of identity solutions. Today, MorphoTrust produces driver licenses for 41 states and the District of Columbia, as well as U.S. passports and other personal IDs vital to national security.
About MorphoTrust USA™
MorphoTrust USA™ – a Morpho company part of the Safran group – is the leading U.S. provider of identity solutions to simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company's offerings help to verify the identity of applicants and deliver the secure credentials that individuals rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions, while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. MorphoTrust is subject to a Proxy Agreement with the DoD and a National Security Agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. These agreements, which have the force of law, are intended to protect the design and production of sensitive technology and the storage of sensitive information against unauthorized foreign control and access. The company delivers solutions for secure ID issuance, such as U.S. driver licenses and passports, as well as for border management, law enforcement, retail, travel and applicant vetting through the use of document authentication, data verification and biometrics (iris, fingerprints and face). We serve many U.S. federal agencies and businesses, operating in all 50 U.S. states. The company also has a nationwide network of ID service centers, with over 1,200 convenient locations.
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