Sagem Sécurité announces that its subsidiary, Sagem Australasia wins a Frost and Sullivan Award

Sydney, December 1st, 2009

Sagem Australasia, a subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité, world leader in the development of biometric technology and identity solutions, has received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Australia Best Practices Award for Biometrics Vendor of the Year.

In the Asia Pacific region, market participants were judged according to research conducted for Frost & Sullivan's latest report. From its headquarters in Sydney, Sagem Australasia has demonstrated the best capacity for innovation based on the Frost & Sullivan ICT research programme in Australia.

Speaking at the awards banquet dinner held in Sydney, Mark Dougan, Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan, Australia and New Zealand, said, "We believe Sagem Australasia is the leading player in the biometrics market in Australia. They offer probably the most comprehensive range of biometric solutions including fingerprint, facial recognition and iris recognition for a variety of applications. Sagem Australasia is the leading supplier of biometrics technologies to the public sector in Australia with recent contract wins such as supply of a facial recognition system to maintain driving license images in New South Wales, a system that will hold 15 million images."

Cyril Dujardin, managing director of Sagem Australasia added : "We are very honored to get the Best Practices Award for Biometrics Vendor of the Year. This award highlights the efforts and dedication of our teams to the development of the Australasian market. It also demonstrates Sagem Sécurité's commitment to remain the market leader in biometric innovation."

The company has also been aggressively expanding its market reach through various acquisitions. Sagem Sécurité has identified identity solutions, passenger detection and control and security for high value sites as its key focus over the years to come.

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Sagem Sécurité
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.
In Asia Pacific, Sagem Sécurité is represented by Sagem Australasia.

http://www.sagem-securite.com [http://www.safran-group.com->www.safran-group.com]

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Sagem Sécurité
Caroline Coudert
Tel: + 33 (0)1 58 11 19 47
Portable: + 33 (0)6 11 88 72 67
Email: caroline.coudert@sagem.com

Sagem Australasia
Melody Morgan
Tel: +61 2 9424 3572
Email: melody.morgan@sagem.com