UIDAI certifies MorphoTop

DQW Bureau
08 Feb 2011

Morpho, a part of Safran group's
security business and also one of the world leaders in
multi-biometric technologies for fingerprint, iris, and facial
recognition, has announced that MorphoTop, its 10 fingerprint image
capture terminal, has been officially certified by UIDAI, (Unique
Identification Authority of India). This certification means that the
terminal is now compliant for capturing fingerprints for enrollment
and verification purposes under the world's largest biometric

MorphoTop, which is based on proven and
reliable technology, has already been deployed worldwide for various
major government projects such as the biometric passport in France
and enrollment in Latin America. It provides reliable fingerprint
scanning in less than two seconds and FBI-certified high-definition
(HD) images. Speaking on this occasion, Jean-Paul
Jainsky, Chairman and CEO, Morpho, said, “We are proud to have
achieved UIDAI certification for MorphoTop, an innovative product in
our line of fingerprint scanners. This certification makes us the
provider of hardware and solutions throughout the entire biometrics

Morpho technology played a key role in
the issuance of the first 12-digit UIDAI number during the
inauguration ceremony for the Aadhaar project by the Prime Minister
of India. This marked the official launch of the world's largest
biometrics-based identity project and a major leap for India's
development. Morpho has been at the forefront of this effort as the
biometrics technology provider for de-duplication of the very first

The program is designed to provide a
secure identity to all Indian residents, based on the latest
generation biometric technologies (fingerprint and iris recognition).
As part of this project each Indian resident will be assigned a
unique identification number. This number will not only enable secure
access to benefits and services (education, telecom, medical care,
banking and financial services), but also unprecedented political and
economic rights for the residents of India.

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