Morpho #1 in NIST evaluations in fingerprint accuracy for image-only latent searches

Paris, July 23, 2012

Morpho (Safran group) today announced that its fingerprint recognition algorithms [1] have been ranked number one in fingerprint accuracy for image-only latent searches in the most recent National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) test. In the report from the Evaluation of Latent Fingerprint Technologies: Extended Feature Sets (ELFT-EFS) test, Morpho's algorithm excelled in accuracy and was found to be number one for image-only searches.

The ELFT-EFS test results clearly establish Morpho as the leader in automated latent processing. Morpho's technology provides police agencies with an efficient, cost-effective solution to process latent searches with more accuracy in order to streamline their front-line processes and optimize the productivity of the fingerprint identification service. This optimization allows their experts to focus on the most critical cases, thereby solving a larger number of cases.

"Morpho is extremely pleased with the excellent results announced by the US government's top testing laboratory for fingerprint technology," stated Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "This success reflects our ongoing commitment to provide customers with best-in-class technology allowing optimization of their resources and processes."

The results of these and other evaluations showing Morpho's leadership are available on the NIST website at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/biometric_evaluations.cfm. Morpho's #1 ranking for image-only shown in Table 9B, Tests LA, LB, LC and in Table 10B, Test LA.

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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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[1] An algorithm is a software process at the center of biometric matching performance and quality

Christelle Kinkead
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