Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) will supply Interpol and its 186 member states with the latest version of its automated fingerprint identification system, MetaMorpho™. In addition to automated processing, this system features the latest algorithms developed by Sagem Sécurité, as well as fingerprint acquisition and transmission software in full compliance with international standards. The latest version of the MetaMorpho AFIS will accelerate communications between Interpol headquarters in Lyon and the member states, enrich the fingerprint database, and increase the inquiry success rate.
Sagem Sécurité to provide Interpol and its 186 member states with latest AFIS, Automated Fingerprint Identification System
Paris, February 4th, 2008 — Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and Interpol announced today that Sagem Sécurité will supply Interpol and its 186 member states with the latest version of its automated fingerprint identification system, MetaMorpho™.
Today’s announcement is part of a detailed agreement signed on Jan.10.
In addition to automated processing, this new-generation system features the
latest algorithms developed by Sagem Sécurité, as well as fingerprint acquisition and transmission software in full compliance with international standards. The latest version of the MetaMorpho AFIS will accelerate communications between Interpol headquarters in Lyon and the member states, enrich the fingerprint database, and increase the inquiry success rate.
“More highly automated searches give the end-user more control over the process,” explained Mark Branchflower, head of the fingerprint unit at Interpol. “This means that each national office will be able to develop its own work process, signaling real progress for Interpol and its member-states.”
According to Jean Michel Louboutin, executive director of police services at Interpol, “Fingerprint identification is the process the most widely used by police forces around the world. Interpol must ensure that these forces are using the latest technologies to identify terrorists and criminals.”
“We are both proud and honored to have signed this exemplary partnership agreement with Interpol,” said Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. “It gives Interpol and each of its 186 member-states direct access to state-of-the-art identification technologies. It also reflects our close collaboration and long-standing privileged relationship with Interpol.”
The advanced technology offered b y Sagem Sécurité played a decisive role in Interpol’s choice, because it sets the global standard in fingerprint recognition. With this latest contract, Sagem Sécurité confirms its world leadership in fingerprint ID systems, and its top-tier role in biometric ID systems.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 186 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
Sagem Morpho Inc. (SMI) is a U.S. company and wholly owned subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité. In business for 20 years, SMI delivers biometrics solutions to federal government agencies, state and local law enforcement departments, as well as to consumer and commercial sectors in the U.S. and Canada. A trailblazer in the design and development of large fingerprint identification systems, SMI offers multi-biometric platforms providing fingerprint, palm print, and facial and iris recognition products and services. Based in Tacoma, Washington, SMI is part of a global organization with 57,000 employees, including 4,000 in Canada and the U.S., dedicated to serving scores of countries worldwide.
For more information: http://www.morpho.com
Sagem Sécurité 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 safety capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For more information: http://www.sagem-securite.com