Morpho receives Certificate of Approval in India for MorphoTop™

New Delhi, November 7, 2011

, Morpho's latest fingerprint image capture terminal has been officially certified for India's unique identification (UID) program. The 3-year Certificate of Approval was issued by the Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate for Government of India's Department of Information Technology (DIT) and the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). The terminal has successfully passed all the required stringent tests and trials, confirming that it offers highest-level image quality for capturing fingerprints in less than 2 seconds.

This achievement positions Morpho (Safran group) as a trusted end-to-end provider of world-class hardware and software solutions in the Aadhaar program. Aadhaar is the world's largest biometric project designed to secure the identity of 1.2 billion residents of India.

Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho says, "This certification is a significant milestone which strengthens our presence as the world's leading biometrics solution and service provider. We are pleased to be pursuing our association with a project as ambitious and game-changing as Aadhaar. I am confident that this certification will help us offer the best technical solutions and contribute positively to this pioneering project."

Morpho is involved in the Aadhaar project at several levels. In addition to providing high quality biometric acquisition and verification terminals, the company acts as an enrolment agency through its subsidiary Smart Chip and supplies the multi-biometric de-duplication system of UIDAI's central database.

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

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Nathalie Jullien
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