Morpho to supply new PARAFE e-gates for Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Paris, October 8, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) has bolstered its collaboration with Aéroports de Paris (ADP), the Paris airports authority, within the scope of the Single Filtering Inspection program between Terminals E and F, by supplying six additional PARAFE automated border control e-gates to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Including this latest order, ADP will now have a total of 33 PARAFE e-gates to provide automated border control for airline passengers.

First installed in 2009, the PARAFE system enables ADP to improve the passenger experience by reducing waiting time, while strengthening the capabilities of border police. PARAFE perfectly illustrates the modernization drive by airport stakeholders, and extends the range of services offered to passengers.

A new feature introduced in 2012 allows French citizens holding biometric passports to use PARAFE e-gates without pre-registration, a development that should further increase the use of these e-gates. There have been more than one million passenger crossings through these gates since the launch of PARAFE in 2009, and the system adds more than 80,000 a month.

The system passed a new milestone during this summer, with the first deployment of PARAFE at a regional airport in France: Marseille Provence airport.

"This latest order clearly confirms the success of our cutting-edge solution with both ADP and passengers, as shown by its growing use," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Morpho Chairman and CEO. "This latest expression of trust in our product, following its first deployment in a regional airport, really shows that PARAFE has entered a new phase of commercial development."

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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.

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