Morpho Chosen to Supply INTERPOL Travel Documents

Paris, November 19, 2012

Morpho (Safran group), the worldwide leader in biometric solutions, has been chosen to supply the secure ID management and document production system for the INTERPOL Travel Document initiative. Issued by INTERPOL, the Travel Document is intended to enable its officials to travel internationally on official INTERPOL business without requiring a visa when assisting in transnational investigations or urgent deployments.

Morpho will provide INTERPOL with a complete identity management solution to manage the production of new generation electronic documents. This includes multi-biometric data enrollment, identity checks as well as document personalization.

These travel documents will integrate a range of state-of-the art security features including 3D Photo ID™, a three-dimensional laser-engraved portrait of the document holder. An ICAO-compliant** portrait, along with the holder's fingerprints, will be stored on a secure chip.

"This second generation INTERPOL Travel Document developed in collaboration with Morpho raises the bar for international document security, and will be a valuable asset for INTERPOL officials no matter where in the world their assistance is required," said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble

"As a trusted partner of INTERPOL for over a decade, Morpho is truly proud to have been chosen for this new initiative", stated Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "We will continue to work alongside INTERPOL to develop new and improved solutions to meet present and emerging security needs of the criminal justice, border control and travel document markets."

With its strong experience in identity management, biometrics, smart cards and secure printing, Morpho is equipped to provide INTERPOL with state-of-the-art travel documents with unrivalled levels of quality, reliability and security.

*ICAO : International Civil Aviation Organization


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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