Sagem Securite and Psion Teklogix have established a partnership to develop a biometric mobile computing solution called MorphoCheck™. This system will allow authentication of ID-documents, including Electronic Passports, ID Cards, Driving Licenses and other types of ID documents. MorphoCheck™ is a mobile, multimodal terminal capable of scanning 2D barcodes by reading the MRZ band on passports and ID cards via an OCR swipe reader, and reading the electronic chips (contact and contactless).
Sagem Securite and Psion Teklogix Become Partners in the Field of Biometrics
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – Psion Teklogix, a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, and Sagem Securite, a leader in biometric applications, announced a partnership agreement for the development of a biometric mobile computing solution: MorphoCheck™. This system will allow authentication of ID-documents, including Electronic Passports, ID Cards, Driving Licenses and many other types of ID documents.
MorphoCheck™ is a mobile, autonomous, lightweight multimodal terminal. It is capable of scanning 2D barcodes on specific documents by reading the MRZ band on passports and ID cards via an OCR swipe reader (Optical Character Recognition), and reading the electronic chips (contact and contactless). The electronic chips become then a common component of such documents, capturing and matching fingerprints. It can also send all this information to a remote central server.
“We are proud to partner with Psion Teklogix. Combining our know-how in biometric technology and their expertise in mobile computing will allow us to bring to the market the most secure biometric mobile computing solutions. This unique partnership reveals our synergies,” said Jean Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sagem Securite.
“Biometrics technology represents the future of security and we are pleased to be working with Sagem Securite, a global leader in developing biometrics applications,” said Jacky Lecuivre, Chief Executive Officer, Psion Teklogix Inc. “We are thrilled to begin the development of a biometric mobile computing security solution that will help protect our customers for generations to come.”
According to the International Biometric Group (IBG), global market figures for governmental biometric applications should exceed $ 1.9 billion (US) this year. In 2006, Sagem Securite received the Frost and Sullivan best business strategy award for its “government solutions” business and was recognized as the leader in this field.
About Psion Teklogix
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, designed to improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises throughout the world. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries, and 39 sales and support offices in 23 countries. Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit http://www.psionteklogix.com.
About Sagem Securite
Sagem Securite is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security, and governmental defence capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Securite is present on all continents. For further information: http://www.sagem-securite.com