Morpho and SNAP, Inc. Provide Ruggedized LiveScan Jumpkit to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), has announced that it will provide 50 ruggedized LiveScan Jumpkits to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). MorphoTrak will partner with solutions integrator SNAP, Inc. to outfit CBP with the portable, climate-hardy kits.

Public Security Identity & Security, N.A.

Morpho and SNAP, Inc. Provide Ruggedized LiveScan Jumpkit to U.S. Customs and Border PatrolThe LiveScan Jumpkit is a solution for biometric acquisition in austere environments, such as the U.S. southwest border, and can be transported and used in military operations and natural disasters. Wherever the kit is required, it can be deployed quickly and efficiently, thanks to its portability. The entire kit is made up of components designed to resist harsh conditions: the MorphoTop® fingerprint scanner, travel document machine readable zone (MRZ) reader, face capture camera, ruggedized laptop, and rechargeable battery are packed in a secure, watertight carrying case.

CBP will use the Jumpkits at U.S. borders to capture fingerprints and face images from visitors to the U.S., and enroll them in a database as current visitors. Captured biometrics can also be searched against selected databases, using standards-compliant transmission. The results can be transmitted back to the unit or another location, speeding biometric identification in situations where time is of the essence.

The Jumpkits will provide CBP agents with an enrollment solution that is reliable and functional in a wide range of challenging conditions, which means that agents have the tools they need to perform the critical mission of documenting who is crossing our borders. We are pleased to be partnering with SNAP, Inc. on this valuable contribution to our country's security.
Steve Vinsik, MorphoTrak Vice President, Criminal Justice and Public Security

Initially we viewed the partnership with MorphoTrak as a path to incorporate their solutions into our service offerings. Now, with in-depth exposure to MorphoTrak during the course of implementation of a project, we believe that MorphoTrak's biometric solutions are well suited to support our goals and the missions of multiple agencies under DHS, DoD and other federal agencies. SNAP's biometric solutions, based on MorphoTrak products, can be an answer for current challenges as well as a wave of the future.
Navneet Gupta, SNAP President

About IDEMIA OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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