Morpho consolidates its position as a world leader in biometrics thanks to its intensive R&D activity.


Morpho’s know-how in the field of biometrics is based on more than 25 years of R&D into print-based systems. The company has a strong command of the complete fingerprinting chain: acquisition (Morpho sensors), encoding, 1-to-1 or 1-to-N matching (identification). Morpho’s activity in iris recognition represents 10 years of R&D, with a strong command of acquisition devices, agreements to use patented technologies and the company’s own patents that allow it to develop its own algorithms, independently of other patents. Finally, the facial recognition activity represents about 15 years of R&D, with 5 years of intensive effort at Morpho following the acquisition of the Cognitec technology.

It is worth noting that a common history in biometrics is shared across the company: merging and standardization of scores, management of large databases, performance assessments of new arrivals and all the business processes associated with biometric solutions.

Morpho filed for almost 40 patents in these areas in just 18 months, between the start of 2007 and mid-2008. These patents demonstrate how the R&D teams are striving to keep Morpho’s technological expertise at its very highest level, not only in terms of the technologies themselves, but also in the cross-functional issues, such as the processes used to facilitate the acquisition of prints, the secure protection of data transfers or the processes used to search for information in a database. These research efforts enable Morpho to maintain a strong command of its complete systems.

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