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MorphoTrak  

Anaheim,  CA 
United States
http://www.morpho.com/usa
  • Booth: 301

MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services, border control, and time & attendance solutions. Seasoned by 40 years of industry leadership and committed to serve over 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises, delivers mission-critical biometric identification solutions to help make the world a safer place.


 Press Releases

  • Anaheim, CA, April 8, 2015

    Morpho fingerprint identification technology has proven the most accurate for 1-1 verification, according to the latest test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Morpho, with its U.S. subsidiary MorphoTrak, led a dozen other biometric technology vendors in the latest Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation (PFT II). NIST released the test results on March 18, 2015.

    PFT II is the second phase of an ongoing program to measure the performance of fingerprint matching software in 1-1 verification, which compares two fingerprints to verify that the prints belong to the same individual. Scanning a single finger to gain entry to a secure area is a wide-spread application of 1-1 verification. Authorized individuals have a baseline fingerprint on file, and they must scan a matching finger each time they enter the secure zone.

    PFT II assessed the competing software under the most rigorous test conditions to date. Phase I of the evaluation compared thumbs and index fingers only. To test the vendors’ matching software with a wider range of samples, Phase II evaluated index fingers, middle fingers, and thumbs. In addition, the tests were performed with three different types of impressions – plain vs. plain, plain vs. rolled, and rolled vs. rolled – in four different sizes.

    In all, 32 tests comprised the evaluation. MorphoTrak’s average accuracy across the tests was 17 percent better than the nearest competitor. The established measurement of accuracy is the False Rejection Rate when the False Acceptance Rate is 0.01 percent, or more technically, FRR@0.01%FAR.

    “The results of the PFT II evaluation clearly demonstrate Morpho’s leadership in the field of biometric identification, and we are pleased to offer the security, identity, and law enforcement communities the assurance that our technology is the right choice for accuracy,” said Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak.

    For additional information about the NIST PFT II evaluation, visit http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/pftii.cfm.

    MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, Safran’s security division, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 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 in Anaheim, CA with major corporate facilities near Washington D.C., and Federal Way, WA.

    Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, 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.

    For more information: www.morpho.com/usa               Follow @Safran_Morpho on Twitter

    Media Contact:
    MorphoTrak, LLC
    Sharon Rollins
    +1 714.238.2010
    sharon.rollins@morpho.com

  • Anaheim, CA, April 15, 2015

    Morpho (Safran), the world’s leading supplier of biometric identification and security solutions, today announced that MorphoWave™ was named Best New Product at the 2015 International Security Conference and Exposition, also known as ISC West. The Security Industry Association (SIA), host of the 2015 SIA New Product Showcase, presented MorphoWave with the Best New Product award.

    MorphoWave, the market’s first biometric access solution featuring high-speed touchless fingerprint matching, was chosen for the top honor from a field of 110 entries, a record number of products to compete for SIA’s Best New Product prize.

    “Each year, the companies competing in SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West present the leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate Morpho on their win at this year’s NPS.”

    MorphoWave is a truly frictionless access control solution that is equally effective in both high security and high throughput applications, where users can be identified on the move without any need to stop or slow down. MorphoWave captures and matches fingerprints at high speed as the user waves a hand over the sensor. The surface of the touchless sensor remains clean through repeated scans, and reads wet and dry fingerprints without difficulty. The absence of residual latents, moisture, or transferred contaminants on the sensor contributes to the speed and accuracy of MorphoWave’s fingerprint acquisition, and Morpho’s advanced algorithms ensure unrivalled matching accuracy.  

    The color touchscreen incorporates an IP videophone capability, and can be programmed for time and attendance features, text messaging, customized graphics, and administrative functions. The modern design of MorphoWave and the extensive configurability of its functions make touchless identification a compelling option for government, business and commercial venues. In fact, MorphoWave has been seamlessly integrated with over 20 of the industry’s leading access control systems, adding tremendous value and security to the existing installations.

    “The Best New Product award is a welcome acknowledgement of MorphoWave’s unique capabilities,” said Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. “Touchless fingerprint matching is a winner in today’s security and efficiency-conscious markets because more people can be accurately identified in less time, compared to standard touch fingerprint matching. We are pleased to be recognized by SIA as the leader in innovative biometric technology.”

    MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, Safran’s security division, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 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 in Anaheim, CA with major corporate facilities near Washington D.C., and Federal Way, WA.

    Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, 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.

    For more information: www.morpho.com/usa                          Follow @Safran_Morpho on Twitter

    Media Contact:
    MorphoTrak, LLC
    Sharon Rollins
    +1 714.238.2010
    sharon.rollins@morpho.com

  • Anaheim, CA, June 22, 2015

    MorphoTrak, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Morpho (Safran) (SAF), announced that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory has formally accepted and started operational use of the new fingerprint identification system – Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS) – that was awarded in a competitive procurement.

    MorphoBIS, a multi-modal biometric system, provides identification of individuals with the highest possible accuracy and enhanced productivity, saving time and resources while increasing criminal identification. With MorphoBIS, high volume searches can be conducted not only for fingerprints and palmprints, but for the entire surface of the hand. MorphoBIS is the first biometric identification system to include the automated search of all the friction ridge areas of the hand, commonly known as Major Case Prints. This means that even the smallest latent print found at a crime scene, from the tip of a finger for example, can be searched effectively in the quest for criminal identification.

    In addition, when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) evaluated latent fingerprint matching technologies, the Morpho algorithms used in MorphoBIS were ranked #1 for fingerprint accuracy in image-only latent searches – the most difficult automated search scenario. These searches significantly increase operational speed, and do not require pre-processing or manual intervention during the search process, ultimately allowing latent print examiners to focus on more difficult tasks and verifications.

    System installation at the Crime Lab was completed in October 2014. In the time leading up to formal acceptance, the system was rigorously tested under real-world conditions.

    “Our new system has already shown significant increases in productivity and crime solving, with many recent successes. This is helping Orange County stay on the leading edge of law enforcement technology in the U.S.,” reports Lisa Zinn, Crime Lab Assistant Director.

    “The superior matching accuracy of MorphoBIS helps technicians solve long held cold cases, and more quickly provide identifications for new ones,” stated Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. “The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab is one of the first public service organizations to benefit from this powerful new version of MorphoBIS in 2015.”

    For more information about the NIST evaluation for latent fingerprint matching technologies, visit http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/latent.cfm.

    About Morpho

    Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than €1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

    About MorphoTrak

    MorphoTrak, a division of Morpho (Safran), provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services, border control, venue safety, and IT security. More than 450 government agencies in 100 countries benefit from MorphoTrak’s over 40 years of experience in biometric identification programs, and enjoy a level of accuracy, security, and sterling customer support only MorphoTrak can provide.

    For more information: www.morpho.com/usa        Follow @Safran_Morpho on Twitter

    Media Contact:
    MorphoTrak, LLC
    Sharon Rollins
    +1 714.238.2010
    sharon.rollins@morpho.com

  • Anaheim, CA - August 3, 2015

    MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), announced today that it will offer vendor-independent training* in face comparison, filling an acknowledged gap in the field of computer-aided face recognition and facial identification. Automated face recognition systems are common in both law enforcement and civil applications, yet facial matching software can only present the reviewer with potential matches. It is up to the human reviewer to decide whether two facial images belong to the same individual.

    Dr. Nicole Spaun, former Forensic Examiner with the FBI’s Digital Evidence Lab and Biometrics Program Manager for the U.S. Army in Europe, now Principal Facial Biometric Expert for MorphoTrak, will lead the training in visual face comparison. Dr. Spaun explains that training for human reviewers has not kept pace with the scope of facial images available from public and private sources. In addition, reviewers may be called upon to compare faces in different scenarios. One task is facial review, where the analyst uses multiple images from a face recognition system to match faces of the same person. Another scenario is facial identification, a forensic 1:1 comparison to be presented in court.

    MorphoTrak’s Face Comparison training will follow guidelines established by the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG), and will address facial review and facial identification. Attendees will learn about biometrics, facial anatomy, dermatology, image science, and image processing, as well as relevant legal issues and presentation in court. These topics will be taught in a three-to-five day classroom course with exercises, but can be provided in a shorter overview.

    Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak, stated, “We welcome Dr. Spaun’s contribution to MorphoTrak’s rapidly developing facial recognition offering, as well as her skill as a trainer in the techniques of face comparison. Dr. Spaun is a high-caliber forensic subject matter expert and has published numerous papers on manual comparison of people in images, developed a training program for forensic facial comparison, and served as the inaugural Chair of the FISWG Training and Proficiency Subcommittee. We are pleased to offer Dr. Spaun’s expertise to our customers, partners, and the public safety community.”  

    For further information on course scheduling, pricing, or tailoring of the course to meet your specific needs, please contact Dr. Spaun at ForensicFaceTraining@morpho.com.

    About Morpho

    Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than €1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

    About MorphoTrak

    MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services,  border control, time and attendance solutions, and commercial security. Built upon our past 40 years of industry leadership and committed to serve over 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises, MorphoTrak strives to achieve excellence in delivering mission-critical biometric identification solutions to help make the world a safer place.

    For more information: www.morpho.com/usa        Follow @Safran_Morpho on Twitter

    Media Contact:
    MorphoTrak, LLC
    Sharon Rollins
    +1 714.238.2010
    sharon.rollins@morpho.com

  • Anaheim, CA - August 4, 2015

    MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), announced today that MorphoTrak’s tattoo recognition algorithm placed first in the Tattoo Recognition Technology – Challenge (Tatt-C) evaluation conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

    Each trial examined a critical aspect of performance for an automated tattoo recognition solution. In the identification trials, the MorphoTrak algorithm successfully found different instances of the same tattoo on the same subject, collected over time. MorphoTrak also excelled at finding a small region of interest within a larger tattoo, as well as determining whether an image contained a tattoo.

    Tattoo images have traditionally been regarded as a soft biometric – that is, visual information that can be used to narrow down the range of candidates for identification and investigation, but cannot be used to explicitly identify an individual. Law enforcement organizations have been collecting tattoo images as long as they have been collecting mugshots, and while mugshots can now be submitted for automated searches using face recognition algorithms, tattoos are still categorized by text, in broad categories such as “Dragon,” and “Skull.” The team that developed MorphoTrak’s tattoo recognition algorithm wants to help law enforcement make the transition from keyword search to automated search of tattoo images, much in the same way we now search for fingerprints and faces.

    Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak, stated, “MorphoTrak is proud to continue its tradition of leadership and commitment to excellence in the field of biometric technology. Prior to MorphoTrak’s work in this area, investigators had to rely on text keywords to find tattoos that were similar in appearance. Our continuously improving tattoo recognition algorithm takes the criminal justice, forensic investigation and public security communities one step closer to a high-performance automated tattoo recognition solution.

    Dr. Peter Lo, MorphoTrak Senior Research Manager, presented a session on Tattoo Recognition, including commentary on the NIST Tatt-C benchmark test, at the 2015 International Association of Identification (IAI).

    For more information about the recent NIST Tatt-C test, visit http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/tatt-c.cfm.

    About Morpho

    Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than €1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

    About MorphoTrak

    MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services,  border control, time and attendance solutions, and commercial security. Built upon our past 40 years of industry leadership and committed to serve over 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises, MorphoTrak strives to achieve excellence in delivering mission-critical biometric identification solutions to help make the world a safer place.

    For more information: www.morpho.com/usa         Follow @Safran_Morpho on Twitter

    Media Contact:
    MorphoTrak, LLC
    Sharon Rollins
    +1 714.238.2010
    sharon.rollins@morpho.com

     


 Products

  • MorphoWave™
    MorphoWave™ is the market’s first biometric access solution featuring high-speed touchless fingerprint matching. MorphoWave captures and matches four fingerprints with a single wave of the hand, for an efficient and comfortable user experience....

  • MorphoWave™, named Best New Product 2015 by the Security Industry Association (SIA), provides a comprehensive biometric access control solution for situations where high-speed matching, security, and convenience are priorities. Users simply wave a hand over the sensor in a single gesture. MorphoWave's touchless acquisition technology significantly decreases capture time to less than one second—a major breakthrough for fingerprint acquisition. MorphoWave’s high-quality fingerprint images are compatible with current databases. Because the sensor is touchless, the surface remains clean and smudge-free through repeated scans. It reads wet and dry fingerprints without difficulty. The color touchscreen can be programmed for time and attendance features, text and video messaging, customized graphics, and administrative functions. The modern design of MorphoWave and its extensive configurability make touchless identification a compelling option for government, business and commercial venues.
  • Morpho Argus
    Morpho Argus is an automated video screening solution, based on face recognition. Argus is used by investigators, border control, and security personnel to analyze live video and identify individuals in a watch list, or in an enrollment database....

  • Morpho Argus analyzes live video to detect faces and compare them to faces found in watch lists. Argus can be used commercially to identify VIPs, or by law enforcement, border control, or public safety to identify, detain, or track the movements of individuals on a watch list. Argus is deployed by installing high-definition video cameras along a defined route in locations such as shopping malls, courthouses, subways, and airports. As people pass by the cameras, their faces are captured by the Argus facial recognition software, and searched against the watch lists programmed into the deployment. In case of a match, the system will perform actions according to pre-set rules: actions can vary from opening or closing specific doors to sending alerts to security personnel. Argus is also capable of recording faces in a video flow, and saving the images for comparison with other video records. Argus is the ideal system for identifying persons of interest quickly and discreetly.
  • Smart Border Kiosk
    The Smart Border Kiosk uses the touchless technology of MorphoWave Desktop, Morpho facial recognition software, and the stand-alone product Iris at a Distance (IAD) to establish traveler identity....

  • The Smart Border Kiosk is designed for deployment at airports and land borders. The GIS demonstration model is equipped with the MorphoWave Desktop for touchless fingerprinting, Morpho facial matching software, and Iris at a Distance (IAD), for contactless reading of the travelers’ irises. The purpose of the kiosk is to offer travelers quick and convenient passage across the border, and to ensure the safety of the host country’s citizens. To achieve this, the methods of verifying traveler identity must be accurate, easy to manage, and unobtrusive. As the traveler approaches the kiosk, IAD acquires two irises and a face portrait within one second. Next, the traveler slides a hand over the MorphoWave sensor. MorphoWave captures four fingerprints from the same hand in less than one second. From this point, the traveler may be required to present credentials. A mis-match of any of these factors – iris, face, finger, or credentials – triggers an alert.