WVU biometrics program granted $1.5M in cloud technology from MorphoTrak

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran Identity and Security, will donate $1.5 million in access to MorphoCloud to West Virginia University (WVU) to support the university’s biometrics and forensics research and education programs. The current version of MorphoCloud includes services for fingerprint, palmprint and facial recognition search and verification with iris recognition and video analytics coming in the near future. As part of the donation, MorphoTrak will provide technology training and support to WVU to operate the multi-biometric identification capability of

MorphoTrak cloud service gains traction with field experience

MorphoTrak‘s cloud solution for government and law enforcement agencies, MorphoCloud, was launched in October 2015, and the service is now evolving based on experience gained in the field. While the cloud inherently enables many potential benefits including high availability, performance, and security, the company has gained valuable experience with utilization in the field, which is increasing as agencies adopt MorphoCloud. Offering solutions delivered by the cloud is often referred to as using the “as-a-Service” label, which identifies it as free

Safran, APD deploy MorphoBIS in the Cloud

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) have successfully deployed MorphoBIS in the Cloud, the flagship offer of the MorphoCloud platform. The MorphoCloud solution provides APD with the latest automated biometric identification system (ABIS) functionality available today in a highly scalable and secure architecture. According to a statement from the company, this marks the first deployment of a criminal ABIS system in a secure commercial cloud environment. Scientists at the Albuquerque Police Metropolitan

Identification-as-a-service provides benefits, says MorphoTrak executive

Cloud computing provides many benefits including ease of use, time savings, security, convenience, versatility, and scalability. For these reasons, cloud computing has become an emerging offering in the biometrics industry, and according to Frank Barret, Director of Cloud Services at MorphoTrak, LLC, it enables a new service paradigm known as “identification-as-a-service.” MorphoTrak has developed its own identification-as-a-service solution entitled Morpho Cloud. Barret describes the service as a secure and flexible offering for the public security market that incorporates multi-biometric modalities

MorphoTrust partners with Confirm.io to develop cloud-based mobile authentication solutions

MorphoTrust and Confirm.io are combining efforts to release enterprise-class mobile SDKs and APIs for developers requiring advanced user verification and mobile facial recognition. In a statement, the companies said that the “alliance will enable identity assurance for markets including the sharing economy, peer-to-peer, and high-trust transactions.” The partnership draws upon MorphoTrust’s government-class biometric and authentication portfolio and Confirm.io’s consumer-friendly mobile authentication and cloud technologies to deliver solutions that enable companies to ensure people are who they claim to be when

MorphoTrak to manage APD’s upgraded AFIS as a service via Morpho Cloud

MorphoTrak will be providing a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) by converting its traditional on-premise fingerprint identification system to MorphoTrak’s biometric identification solution, MorphoBIS housed in Morpho Cloud, a multi-biometric identification-as-a-service solution. The cloud technology allows agencies to use software applications as services and store data on secured vendor-owned and managed servers maintained at peak performance, maximizing system security and streamlining system administration. “Officers are looking forward to the enhanced speed and

Biometrics in banking, fingerprint and iris authentication in this week’s most popular news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. X-ray camera tech that can ID people The HyperCam images unveiled a significant number of details about the veins in each hand, enabling the software to identify people with 99% accuracy. Award for data capture device The Grabba International devices are able to perform data capturing, verification, or transaction processing and are compatible with a range of technologies, including barcode scanners, card and

Morpho collaborates with Microsoft to launch Morpho Cloud

MorphoTrak has launched Identification-as-a-Service solution Morpho Cloud in collaboration with Microsoft, the company announced Wednesday at the Florida International Association for Identification 56th annual Educational Training Conference. Morpho Cloud delivers Morpho’s flagship Biometric Identification Solution, hosted on Microsoft Azure Government to comply with the most stringent security requirements. The multi-biometric service includes friction ridge biometrics, facial biometrics, and iris recognition. Running Morpho Cloud on Microsoft Azure Government ensures constant peak AFIS technology performance and enables new services like Cloud Disaster