MorphoTrak announces new software for police database access

Aug. 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New software supplied by MorphoTrak of the United States will provide law enforcement personnel greater access to suspect identification databases.

Called Morpho Mobile Gateway, developed by the Safran subsidiary, the software allows MorphoTrak mobile biometric devices to interface not only with the FBI's Repository for Individuals of Special Concern database, but with any automated fingerprint identification system regardless of the vendor, MorphoTrak said.

Morpho Mobile Gateway creates a bridge between MorphoTrak handheld identification devices, such as MorphoIDent, and one or multiple federal, state or local AFIS. It can search multiple fingerprint identification systems simultaneously.

"This is really revolutionary, that our small handheld MorphoIDents can now be used by any agency, from almost any location in the U.S., to access a vast array of criminal identities in multiple ... [fingerprint identification] systems, including the national FBI RISC database containing high-priority criminals," said Daniel Vassy, president and chief executive officer of MorphoTrak. "We've already seen numerous examples of roadside traffic stops in which our MorphoIDent with the Gateway have refuted false identity information and helped get some of these worst RISC offenders identified and behind bars."

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