MorphoTrak to Supply Colorado with a new State-wide Morpho Biometric Identification System

Alexandria, Va., April 10, 2012

Morpho (Safran group), the leading provider of identification systems, is pleased to announce that its US subsidiary, MorphoTrak, was selected by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to provide MorphoBIS, its automated Biometric Identification System, for Colorado's new state-wide system.

"MorphoBIS includes technological advances that will provide the best available accuracy and speed, enabling us to capture and search fingerprints and palm prints and assist Colorado law enforcement to link the offender to the crime," stated Ronald Sloan, the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

MorphoBIS is Morpho's next generation biometric identification system and the fusion of the leading Morpho and Printrak* biometric identification technologies. Not only will CBI's new system handle ten-prints and latent, including lights–out processing with unrivalled speed and accuracy, but also matching of palm prints, mobile two-finger searches, as well as the collection and storage of mugshots, scars, marks and tattoos. The system's efficient processing of electronic biometric records will help CBI shift toward a fully paperless background check operation.

"We are very proud that CBI has renewed their 20-plus years of confidence in Morpho technology," stated Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "Resulting from the fusion of the best biometric technologies available and the constant innovation demanded by our customers, MorphoBIS will serve Colorado well into the future."

As the supplier of the biometric identification systems in five neighboring states, MorphoTrak is in a unique position to offer and facilitate a future regional AFIS interoperability network where the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska could cross search each other in the future leading to more identifications and convictions.

Morpho's biometric matching technology is ranked #1 for latent fingerprint accuracy by NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) and is compliant with U.S and international standards.

*Printrak: Printrak, Motorola's biometric business, was acquired by Safran in 2009

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MorphoTrak, Inc., a US subsidiary of Morpho (Safran group), provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, identity cards, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world's leading provider of biometric solutions. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With over 35 years' experience, Morpho has captured more than 3 billion fingerprints and Morpho products are used by more than 450 government agencies in over 100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington D.C., with major corporate facilities in Anaheim CA, Concord CA, Albany NY, and Federal Way WA.

For more information : www.morpho.com - www.safran-group.com

MorphoTrak, Inc.
Eve Fillon
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eve.fillon@morpho.com