MorphoTrak Deploys Morpho Biometric Identification System at NYPD

Alexandria, Virginia, September 18, 2012 - Morpho (Safran group), the leading provider of biometric technology, is proud to announce that its US subsidiary, MorphoTrak has successfully deployed MorphoBIS, its automated Biometric Identification System, for the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

MorphoBIS is Morpho's next generation biometric identification system and the product of Morpho's extensive investment in R&D. NYPD's new system handles ten-print and latent matching, including lights–out processing with unrivalled speed and accuracy, matching of palm prints and mobile two-finger searches. Lights–out processing finds potential hits for verification by NYPD fingerprint technicians.

"Over the last 15-plus years, MorphoTrak has proudly helped America's largest municipal police force ensure the safety of its citizens," said Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "We look forward to serving NYPD well into the future."

As the supplier of the biometric identification systems in seven nearby states, MorphoTrak is in a unique position to facilitate future interoperability where eastern seaboard states could cross search each other's systems in the future leading to more identifications and convictions.

Morpho's biometric matching technology is ranked #1 by NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) for lights-out latent fingerprint accuracy, providing agencies with the most cost-effective solution to process large numbers of latent searches while allowing their experts to focus on the most critical cases.

MorphoTrak, Inc., a US subsidiary of Morpho (Safran group), provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, identity cards, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world's leading provider of biometric solutions. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as rapid DNA identification and secure credentials. With over 35 years' experience, Morpho has captured more than 3 billion fingerprints and Morpho products are used by more than 450 government agencies in over 100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington D.C., with major corporate facilities in Anaheim CA, Concord CA, Albany NY, and Federal Way WA.

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