AOptix and Morpho Form Global Partnership for Biometrics and Identity Management

Companies to focus on deployment of advanced biometric systems for border management and aviation security

Passenger Terminal Expo 2012

VIENNA - AOptix Technologies, Inc., (AOptix) (, a leading developer of advanced optical technologies and products, today announced that Morpho, a high-technology company of the Safran group and a world leader in biometric technology, has become an AOptix strategic partner. With this agreement, AOptix products, including the combined face capture and iris recognition system, InSight® Duo, will be integrated into Morpho's automated border solutions and made available to its worldwide customer base.

Morpho provides advanced solutions for border control, detection, identity management, criminal justice, and secure biometric access.

"For years, we have respected AOptix's commitment to innovation in enhancing iris usability in biometric identification systems. The match between our two companies is natural as we unite to offer biometric solutions for a vast array of applications," says Bernard Didier, Senior VP, Technology & Strategy at Morpho. "Combining the knowledge and expertise of our two companies in iris and facial recognition solutions will offer tremendous benefits in security and time savings for governments, airports, airlines and the traveling public."

AOptix solutions already process tens of thousands of biometric transactions per day in the aviation security and immigration control applications, and have helped to transform the biometrics market with fast, accurate, and easy-to-use products.

"Morpho has always been on the leading edge of biometric identity solutions for border control and aviation security," says Dale Bastian, Vice President of Sales at AOptix "It has an impressive global organization, and will be a key partner for AOptix as we deploy our systems in high throughput applications around the world."

AOptix and Morpho are demonstrating advanced solutions for automated authentication and identification at Passenger Terminal Expo, in Vienna, Austria, April 18-20, 2012.

About AOptix Technologies

AOptix is a leading developer of advanced optical technologies and products that solve real-world problems. The company specializes in overcoming the bottlenecks caused by legacy infrastructure in crucial applications like airport security and mobile-backhaul networks. AOptix biometric identity solutions help eliminate long security lines at airports by quickly processing travelers using iris-scanning technologies, while their ultra-high bandwidth wireless products alleviate the network congestion caused by the explosion of data-hungry mobile apps. AOptix is backed by top-tier investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Clearstone Venture Partners and DAG Ventures.

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About Morpho

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. The company's technology expertise shapes the markets for the ID document, payment, telecoms and Identity Access Management segments. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
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