MorphoTrak Technology Goes Operational for the FBI
Alexandria, Va., April 18, 2011
MorphoTrak (Safran group), is proud to join the FBI and Lockheed Martin in announcing the successful launch of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system. NGI incorporates the Morpho Biometric Search Services (MBSS) as the core processing and matching capability using 10 fingerprints.
This milestone is the culmination of a highly competitive evaluation of system performance and long-term value. MorphoTrak's innovative technology is able to fuse several algorithms in its solution, including one from BIO-key International (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a key U.S. partner.
"Our MBSS solution provides the accuracy, throughput and speed required for the world's largest law enforcement identification system," said Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "The operational milestone was a banner day for MorphoTrak, the FBI and the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies that rely on this system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
MorphoTrak's MBSS solution was incorporated into NGI through a subcontract agreement with Lockheed Martin, who is leading NGI development for the FBI.
NGI delivers an incremental replacement of the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This phase of the NGI project involves the core biometric processing and matching capability using 10 fingerprints -- the basis for most law enforcement and other systems requiring the highest accuracy. Law Enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and civil agencies doing background checks will use the NGI system.
MorphoTrak, Inc., a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, the Safran group's security division, MorphoTrak is part of the world's largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With over 35 year's experience, Morpho has captured more than 2.5 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 and Tacoma, WA. www.morphotrak.com
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