26 October 2011
Morpho's SmartGate Services for Australian Customs
Morpho (Safran group) signed a five year agreement with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to maintain their automated border clearance system,
known as “SmartGate”.
This important phase strengthens the long term partnership between the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Morpho. This partnership is focused on automation of border clearance processing and is representative of Morpho’s increased focus on service based solutions.
SmartGate carries out biometric identification of eligible ePassport holders. Travellers are identified in real-time using facial recognition technology, and that image is then compared to the digital image stored in the chip of their electronic passport. The system has been recognised as a key tool for Australian Customs and Border Protection Service as it not only simplifies the control process but it does so without compromising border security.
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Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
For more information: www.morpho.com www.safran-group.com
Nathalie Jullien Tel +33 (0) 1 58 11 89 62
Christelle Kinkead Tel +33 (0)1 58 11 87 44