Sagem Sécurité wins 2009 European Border Security Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan

Paris, December 15, 2009

Sagem Sécurité (Safran group) has won the Frost & Sullivan 2009 European Border Security Product Innovation Award for its automated biometric border control solutions. The company's modular control gates call on the three biometric technologies recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), namely facial, fingerprint and iris recognition.

The range of MorphoWay™ solutions offered by Sagem Sécurité are fully suited to the new generation of electronic passports that have been distributed in Europe since late June 2009, in compliance with recent legislation. These automated control gates ensure the virtually real-time recognition of travelers, and simplify control procedures to speed up passenger flows at borders.

"We are very honored to receive this latest Frost & Sullivan award, recognizing our commitment to the development of innovative border security solutions for Europe," said François Perrachon, Senior VP Sales development at Sagem Sécurité. "The award confirms the reliability and high-tech performance of Sagem Sécurité systems, and consolidates our world leadership in biometric and detection technologies."

Sagem Sécurité's automated border control solutions have already been selected for several major European airports. In particular, the IRIS system based on iris recognition has been deployed in the United Kingdom, while the PARAFES program, based on fingerprint recognition, is being implemented in France.

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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.

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Caroline Coudert
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