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Morpho launches MorphoRapID 2 handheld biometric device


Using Morpho‘s fingerprint and face matching algorithms, and multiple credential readers, MorphoRapID 2 gives law enforcement, border control, immigration and airport security officers the tools to perform real-time operations in the field.

Handheld and 4G wireless with an Android operating system and large color touchscreen, MorphoRapID 2 is equipped with a fingerprint sensor certified FAP 30 by the FBI and a high resolution camera and enables remote identification by capturing and transmitting to an automated biometric identification system (ABIS) a person’s fingerprints or portrait, then receiving match results. MorphoRapID 2 is fully integrated into the Morpho Criminal Justice Suite and handles multiple searches simultaneously.

It also enables on-device identification by matching a person’s fingerprints against those previously stored in local watch lists in the device’s memory.

MorphoRapID 2 also verifies ID documents by comparing the biometric data embedded in the document with the holder’s live fingerprint or portrait capture. Supported credentials include contact and contactless ID cards or driving licenses, 2D barcodes, as well as e-passports.

Samuel Fringant, Executive Vice President of Morpho’s Security division, said: “Our new generation mobile ID device results from the highly valued feedback received from our worldwide customer base. It has been designed to anticipate market needs, for controlling identities in the field. We are preparing the first deployments for customers in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.”

In related news, Frost & Sullivan recently released a report entitled “Enforcing the Law Using Biometrics”, which finds that the market earned revenues of $838 million in 2014 and estimates that the market will reach $1,129 million in 2021.

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