Sagem Securite once again selected by Malaysia for New-generation Biometric ID system

Sagem Securite (SAFRAN Group) announced today that it has been selected by Malaysia, in international bidding, to supply the latest version of its MetaMorpho(TM) 4.0 automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). Designed for use in criminal cases, this new-generation AFIS will replace the current system deployed by the Royal Malaysian Police, also supplied by Sagem Securite.

MetaMorpho 4.0 features the latest biometric comparison algorithms developed by Sagem Securite. This new version will provide a significant improvement in performance over the current system, and help meet emerging real-time criminal identification requirements.

Sagem Securite will deliver a turnkey ten-finger and palm identification solution to Malaysia, based on a central AFIS workstation and several dedicated stations. Several mobile stations will meet the requirements of rapid mobilization task forces.

Commenting on this latest contract, Sagem Securite Chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Jainsky said: ¨Malaysia was a pioneer in biometric applications, and remains a global leader in this field. We are both proud and honored that the Royal Malaysian Police has once again placed their trust in us by ordering one of our state-of-the-art identification solutions.〃

Sagem Securiteˇs advanced technology was once again a decisive factor in the selection by the Royal Malaysian Police. Having already provided an AFIS system to Malaysia for ID cards and passports, Sagem Securite further consolidates its position as the worldˇs leading supplier of biometric identification systems, now deployed in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Sagem Securite is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. One of the worldˇs leading providers of identification solutions, it is specialized in rights management and physical or logical access applications based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, plus secure terminals and smart cards. Integrated systems and equipment by Sagem Securite are used worldwide to ensure transport safety, data and personal security, and high-level governmental security. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Securite operates worldwide.

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