Advent completes Safran deal

Advent International and French investment bank Bpifrance have completed a deal to acquire the French company Safran Identity & Security. Last September, Safran announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with Advent International, the owner of Oberthur Technologies since 2011, to sell its identity and security activities and the transaction was finalized on May 31, 2017. Advent will merge Safran Identity & Security with Oberthur Technologies to form a new company temporarily called OT-Morpho. The company will unveil its

Safran exec discusses three ways to use payment infrastructures for new functions

In a recent blog post, Jesper Domargård, director of marketing at Safran Identity & Security, discussed three ways of leveraging existing payment infrastructures for new functions: person-to-person payments, apps integrated in terminals, and social benefit distribution and proof of liveness. Since its launch in the 1970s, card payment infrastructure has been solely used to conduct a payment transaction from a consumer to a merchant. However, Domargård highlights three examples to emerge in recent years of how the infrastructure can be

Safran providing software, manufacturing capacities for Mastercard biometric card

Safran Identity & Security is providing biometric card software and manufacturing capacities for Mastercard’s next generation biometric card. The new payment card combines chip technology and biometrics to provide a strong and convenient authentication method at the Point of Sale (POS). Cardholders can place their finger onto the card, at which point their fingerprint is matched against the biometric template on the card. By linking a person’s biometric identity to a payment card, Safran is opening up a wide range

Safran to deploy single multi-biometric platform for Government of Botswana

Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho South Africa, has won a contract with the government of Botswana to upgrade the legacy AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) platforms into a single, multi-biometric and multi-use new-generation platform. The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has worked with Safran Identity & Security since 1998. The future multi-biometric system will use fingerprint and facial recognition to serve all the identification requirements of various government departments. It is the first step for the rationalization of

Safran technology to verify and authenticate voters in Kenya election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed Safran Identity & Security to provide the biometric technology needed to power the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) for the August general elections that will feature six major elections, including for president. Safran Identity & Security will provide the IEBC with its secure biometric tablets. More than 45,000 MorphoTablet’s will be used to verify the voters list before the election and to authenticate the voters with their fingerprints and photo

Safran awarded ISO 14298 certification for production facility in Brazil

Safran Identity & Security has been awarded the Intergraf ISO 14298 certification for its production facility in Taubaté, Brazil. Intergraf is a not-for-profit organization representing European printing associations. In a company statement, the identity and security solutions provider explains that this certification specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems, ensuring that the plant uses the most secure set of processes to fight fraud. In 2014, Safran Identity & Security’s plant in the Netherlands was certified by Integraf

Safran to consolidate Oman’s identification systems, deploy single multi-biometric platform

Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to consolidate the country’s civil identity, public security, border control and criminal identification systems in a single multi-biometric platform. Safran’s automated biometric information system (ABIS) platform will enable the various solutions to communicate with each other and manage all the biometric databases – fingerprint, facial recognition, iris and DNA – within a unified system. The ABIS will provide biometric services, including enrollment, identification and verification, on behalf of

Safran Identity & Security’s biometric kiosks undergoing testing at Christchurch Airport

Safran Identity & Security announced that New Zealand Customs is testing the company’s automated border control solution for families traveling together, on departures at Christchurch Airport. The family processing solution extends the automated border control capability of the familiar eGates to families, groups and assisted travellers. Until now, families with children under the age of 12 and assisted travellers were unable to use automated eGates and therefore had to use manual booth for customs and immigration checks. “It’s wonderful that

Safran Identity & Security renews biometric ID contract with Nigeria

Safran Identity & Security renewed its service and maintenance contract with the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC), which includes the upgrade of the existing automatic biometric identification system (ABIS). The move comes a couple weeks after Nigeria’s minister of transportation approved a unified biometric identity card for operatives and workers to access any seaport facility in the country in an effort to improve security. The company will provide the NIMC with the new MorphoBSS (Morpho Biometric Search Services),

Safran Identity & Security to demonstrate biometric ID solutions at Milipol Asia-Pacific

Safran Identity & Security will demonstrate its latest biometric solutions to meet a range of public security, access control and border control issues at the Milipol Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition, being held this week at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company has developed advanced and customized solutions for airport authorities, forensic police investigators and private organizations. For public security, Safran is exhibiting its latest video analysis solution, Morpho Video Investigator (MVI), which enables authorities to save time in