Sagem Sécurité once again selected by Malaysia for new-generation biometric ID system

Paris, April 30th, 2008

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announced today that it has been selected by Malaysia, in international bidding, to supply the latest version of its MetaMorpho™ 4.0 automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). Designed for use in criminal cases, this new-generation AFIS will replace the current system deployed by the Royal Malaysian Police, also supplied by Sagem Sécurité.

MetaMorpho 4.0 features the latest biometric comparison algorithms developed by Sagem Sécurité. This new version will provide a significant improvement in performance over the current system, and help meet emerging real-time criminal identification requirements. Sagem Sécurité will deliver a turnkey ten-finger and palm identification solution to Malaysia, based on a central AFIS workstation and several dedicated stations. Several mobile stations will meet the requirements of rapid mobilization task forces.

Commenting on this latest contract, Sagem Sécurité Chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Jainsky said: "Malaysia was a pioneer in biometric applications, and remains a global leader in this field. We are both proud and honored that the Royal Malaysian Police has once again placed their trust in us by ordering one of our state-of-the-art identification solutions."

Sagem Sécurité's advanced technology was once again a decisive factor in the selection by the Royal Malaysian Police. Having already provided an AFIS system to Malaysia for ID cards and passports, Sagem Sécurité further consolidates its position as the world's leading supplier of biometric identification systems, now deployed in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-securite.com, www.safran-group.com

Sagem Sécurité
Nathalie Jullien
Phone: +33 (0)1 58 11 89 62
Email : nathalie.jullien@sagem.com