Morpho wins multi-biometric border control contract in the United Arab Emirates.
Morpho (Safran) has just signed a major border control contract with the UAE Ministry of the Interior. This is a world first in terms of border control, thanks to the unique combination of the latest biometric technologies, automation and integration. This "e-Border" project includes the deployment of a comprehensive multi-biometric system, including 96 e-Gates (automatic border crossing gates) and 94 e-Counters (electronic immigration counters) in five major airports of United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi International Airport will lead the way in the spring of 2015. The system also incorporates Morpho's "Finger On the Fly" technology, the world's only on-the-fly and contactless fingerprinting solution. , in a single second, by a simple passage of the hand over the sensor. "Finger On the Fly" is a major innovation bringing speed, precision and ease of use, especially in terms of hygiene. This project also includes "Iris At a Distance", the fastest solution on the market for simultaneous acquisition of both iris and face, remotely and in less than a second. Fully automated, the e-Gates "MorphoWay" guarantee the highest level of security, while smoothing the border crossing. Their modern and ergonomic design allows easy use by travelers, both at the entrance and exit of the territory. Integration of the system into the existing environment is also an essential component of the project. In line with the pilot set up in 2012 in Abu Dhabi, the e-Border project interfaces with the existing systems of the Ministry of the Interior and the Visa Enrollment Centers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Philippe Petitcolin, President and CEO of Morpho, said: "This contract reinforces our long-standing partnership with the United Arab Emirates Border Police Authorities. We are confident that our collaboration will mark a major breakthrough in the field of border control for the country ". Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, General Manager, Central Operations, Abu Dhabi Police, added, "Morpho has proven technology and local expertise to understand our needs and expectations in the part of the e-Border project. We totally trust them for their know-how to support us in this most important project for our country. Morpho provides security systems to numerous government agencies and organizations in the United Arab Emirates. The Ministry of the Interior, the Abu Dhabi Police Force, the Emirates Identity Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority are some of its clients. About Morpho morpho, Safran's high-technology subsidiary, is the world leader in the security market. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and generated revenue of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in its ability to provide security solutions for the following markets: civil identification systems, public security, protection of sensitive infrastructures and transport, solutions dedicated to companies. Morpho is the world leader in automated biometric identification systems, biometric identity documents and explosive detection systems (EDS). Morpho is also a leading supplier of smart cards, SIM cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems deployed in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions secure and make life easier for people around the world.