Sagem Défense Sécurité launches new range of biometric access control terminals

Birmingham, IFSEC trade show – May 21, 2007

Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) is launching two new biometric access control products on the occasion of one of the main security trade shows in Europe – IFSEC 2007. They are the MorphoAccess™ 500, a physical access control terminal, and MorphoSmart™ 1350, a logical access control reader.

The MorphoAccess™ 500 has a new electronic platform and a new biometric (fingerprint recognition) sensor, and it can identify up to 50,000 people. In compliance with the FBI's PIV IQS(1) specifications, the MA 500 series offers enhanced security and performance. It is also compatible with most of the access and time control systems available on the market.

The MorphoSmart™ 1350 is a new USB fingerprint reader for logical access control applications. It meets the needs of companies looking to use smart cards with biometrics to secure computer access via strong authentication.

These new products provide a solution to growing market needs by drawing on Sagem Défense Sécurité's renowned expertise in biometric technologies. With some 300,000 terminals in use worldwide, Sagem Défense Sécurité's position as a global reference in fingerprint-based biometric readers is further bolstered by these new products.

(1) PIV-IQS Personal Identify Verification Image Quality Specifications

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About Sagem Défense Sécurité :
Sagem Défense Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. As a leading European defense and security electronics company in Europe, its business covers three main fields: navigation and aeronautics systems, where it is the world leader in helicopter flight control; optronics and air-land systems, where it is the European leader in surveillance and fire-control optronics; and the field of security, where it is the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics.
Its equipment and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure air transport safety, secure data transmission, personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Défense Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-ds.com

Sagem Défense Sécurité
Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Responsable des relations presse
Tél : +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
email : philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com