Sagem Morpho Contactless Reader Gains FIPS 201 Approval


Sagem Morpho, manufacturer of biometric access control and identity verification products, announces its MorphoAccess120 W PIV terminal has passed General Services Administration (GSA) product requirements for the FIPS 201 Contactless CHUID (Card Holder Unique Identifier) Reader category. This line of intelligent biometric access control products includes an FBI-approved biometric optical sensor and a contactless smart-card reader capable of reading and processing the entire CHUID. According to Sagem Morpho, the MA120 W can parse and verify the integrity of the CHUID data elements to validate they have been digitally signed by an authorized source and determine the card’s expiration date.

The MA120 W can operate in a variety of modes: identification in non-PIV environments; or multifactor authentication mode by reading contactless PIV cards, offering storage capacity of two biometric templates per person. The database can either be downloaded via a network or USB interface. In addition, it can operate as a standalone security system or integrated into a network wide security platform via supervision software.

The reader is also fully compatible with MorphoAccess Series 200 and 300 models allowing the management of larger databases (up to 48,000 people). Security features include internal capture, processing and data encryption. According to Sagem Morpho, embedded software achieves 1:1 verification in less than 1 second and 1:N identification in less than 1.5 seconds simultaneously. All models offer standard interface such as Wiegand or Ethernet.

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