FBI certifies Sagem Sécurité's new MorphoTop™ biometric sensor

Paris, January 29, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has received IAFIS IQS* certification from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) in the United States for its latest optical fingerprint sensor, MorphoTop™. More than 2,000 MorphoTop™ systems have already been delivered, and it now joins the other Morpho™ family products used by the FBI.

Both robust and ergonomic, MorphoTop™ offers the largest acquisition surface on the market, enabling fast, accurate image capture. It guarantees the high performance and security demanded by the FBI.

"IAFIS IQS certification is an outstanding label for MorphoTop™, and reflects further recognition of Sagem Sécurité by the FBI as an expert in automated fingerprint identification," said Philippe Larcher, Senior Vice President for Programs and Products at Sagem Sécurité. "It also clearly reflects our ongoing commitment to the development of top-performing security solutions."

With this latest certification by the FBI, Sagem Sécurité confirms its leadership in biometric solutions and optical fingerprint sensors, with more than 100,000 of these sensors delivered every year.

* Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System – Image Quality Specifications

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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.

For further information : www.sagem-securite.com - www.safran-group.com

Nathalie Jullien
Tel : +33 1 58 11 89 62
Email : nathalie.jullien@sagem.com

Caroline Coudert
Tel : + 33 1 58 11 19 47
Email : caroline.coudert@sagem.com