Morpho Upgrades Dutch ID Documents for Greater Security

Paris, June 24, 2014

Working closely with the Dutch government, Morpho (Safran) leveraged its experience and expertise to develop highly secure biometric travel documents and identity cards integrating cutting-edge technology. With new, innovative security features and a validity of 10 years, the latest generation identification documents will provide greater protection against document fraud.

The ID card and travel document datapage now feature Morpho's patented Stereo Laser Image (SLI® technology, a three-dimensional image reproducing the document holder's portrait). Designed to check the authenticity of the primary image, this innovative security feature helps prevent photo falsification. For additional security, a laser perforated number (TLN - Tilted Laser Number), visible when tilted against the light, will be located on the primary image of each document.

"We have a longstanding relationship with the Dutch government and a clear understanding of their document security challenges. This has enabled us to design highly secure biometric documents that meet the government's specific needs while complying with strict industry standards," said Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, Executive Vice President of Morpho's Government Identity Solutions Division.

The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations: "We anticipate on changing fraud methods with the innovative SLI".

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

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