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MorphoTrak recognized for fingerprint innovation, partner Spectrum wins $15M DOJ contract


MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), has been awarded the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.

“The success of MorphoTrak’s latest contactless fingerprint scanning technology, MorphoWave, has consolidated the company’s position as a top-rung player in the fingerprint biometrics market,” said Frost & Sullivan in a statement.

MorphoWave Tower captures and matches four fingerprints simultaneously, as the user simply waves a hand over its sensor to be identified. Its touchless acquisition capability meets the growing demand for frictionless access control at high-traffic, sensitive, and secure locations. The users of MorphoWave Tower can remain ‘on the move’ when passing through control points.

“MorphoWave is recognized as the world’s first biometric access solution to capture four fingerprints through a single wave of either hand in any direction,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ram Ravi. “It not only depicts fingerprint data with optimal accuracy, but also guarantees field-proven results by overcoming common challenges such as wet fingers, extremely dry fingers, latent fingerprints, or residue and dirt on the scanner plate. Competing systems have yet to overcome these issues.”

MorphoWave desktop contactless fingerprint scanner has recently been certified by the FBI for meeting the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specifications standard. The FBI certification validates that the images produced by the MorphoWave desktop are equivalent to other contact single-finger scanners and are suitable for a full range of uses.

Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak, remarked, “Frost & Sullivan is known worldwide for its market research and competitive product comparison. An award presented by Frost & Sullivan carries the added benefit of the organization’s stellar reputation for sound business analysis and strategic recommendations. We appreciate the recognition that accompanies the Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award, especially as the award is based not only on our ever-expanding range of biometric products, but on MorphoTrak’s commitment to breaking new ground with each product it brings to market.”

MorphoWave Tower also won the top honor in the “Access Control Product of the Year” category at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 competition.

Spectrum wins $15M DOJ contract

MorphoTrak partner Spectrum Systems has been awarded a contract with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice Management Division to provide livescan palm/fingerprint technology in support of the Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information.

DOJ recently launched the initial phase of TAP to provide federally-recognized tribes access to national crime information databases for civil and criminal purposes to allow tribes to more effectively serve and protect their communities by ensuring the exchange of critical data.

DOJ selected the first 10 tribes to participate in an initial User Feedback Phase of TAP, which includes an integrated workstation that features a computer, palm/fingerprint scanner, camera, flatbed scanner, and printer to provide access to and the ability to enter data into national crime information systems.

Spectrum and MorphoTrak will provide livescan technology that enables tribes to participate in national criminal justice information services through authorized use of and connectivity to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services systems via DOJ’s Justice Management Division.

The contract is worth an estimated $15M over five years.

Barry Culman, CEO of Spectrum Systems commented; “Spectrum Systems is proud to collaborate with MorphoTrak in support of the DOJ Tribal Access Program. The solutions we provide will benefit the tribes by offering them access to critical state and federal databases for information sharing related to criminal records for both criminal and civil purposes.”

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