Safran Morpho takes top honors in SIA's New Product Showcase

April 17, 2015
MorphoWave biometric access solution features high-speed touchless fingerprint matching

Las Vegas, NV -- April 15, 2015 —  Safran Morpho took the top honor at the Security Industry Association's 2015 New Product Showcase (NPS), winning the coveted Best New Product Award at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West on Wednesday with its MorphoWave solution.

MorphoWave is the market's first biometric access solution featuring high-speed touchless fingerprint matching. MorphoWave captures and matches four fingerprints with a single wave of the hand, for an efficient and comfortable user experience, according to Safran Morpho.

Users simply wave a hand over the MorphoWave sensor to be identified. Because the sensor is touchless, the surface remains clean through repeated scans. It reads wet and dry fingerprints without difficulty, which is a supporting factor in its fast and accurate capture and matching rate.

MorphoWave was developed to meet the growing demand for frictionless access control at high-traffic, sensitive, and secure locations. The technology was designed with all key interfaces allowing direct and easy integration into existing access control and time and attendance systems. MorphoWave can also be used as a stand-alone device for quick deployment at temporary events and facilities.

The color touchscreen, located above the sensor, can be programmed for time and attendance features, text and video messaging, customized graphics, and administrative functions. The modern design of MorphoWave and the extensive configurability of its functions make touchless identification a compelling option for government, business and commercial venues.

"MorphoWave is ideally suited for secure access control in all high traffic environments," said Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. "Morpho's fingerprint identification algorithms, deemed most accurate in a recent NIST evaluation, combined with our touchless technology, make the world safer -- and a little easier to navigate."

Since its inception in 1979, the NPS has been the security industry's premier awards-based marketing program. This year's NPS Program had 110 entries from 88 companies.

"Each year, the companies competing in SIA's New Product Showcase at ISC West present the leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry," said SIA CEO Don Erickson. "These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate Safran Morpho on their win at this year's NPS."

The Judges' Choice Award was presented to IC Realtime for its IC720 360x360 Video Surveillance Camera product. The NPS judges presented awards in 25 product and service categories, and they also presented six honorable mention awards in six categories. The Award Winner’s List appears below, and it also will be posted on the SIA NPS website at

The full field of 2015 NPS award winners include:

 Access Control Devices & Peripherals: Cypress Computer Systems / Cypress Integration Solutions -- OSMIUM Series OSDP Interface Module

Access Control Devices & Peripherals Wireless: HID Global -- HID Mobile Access

Access Control Software and Controllers: IDenticard Access Control – PremiSys Security Management Dashboard

Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions: Optigo Networks -- Optigo Integrity

Fire/Life Safety: Xtralis -- VESDA-E VEA

Green / Sustainable Solutions Products: MicroPower Technologies -- SOLVEIL Surveillance System

Hosted Solutions: CheckVideo -- HD Analytics Gateway

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions: Bosch Security Systems, Inc. -- G Series Control Panel

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions Wireless: Interlogix -- ZeroWire

Locks/Safes/Hardware: KT&C -- KEES

Mobile Apps: Honeywell Security Products Americas -- MAXPRO Mobile App

Network Support Solutions: Phybridge -- CLEER (Coax Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) Switch

Outdoor Perimeter Protection: Knightscope, Inc. -- K5 Autonomous Data Machine

Residential and Monitoring Solutions: NETGEAR -- ARLO

Tools and Hardware: EverFocus Electronics Corp. -- Sidekick

User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management: Zwipe -- Zwipe Access

Video Analytics: NICE Systems -- NICE Suspect Search

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies: Axis Communications -- Axis’ Zipstream technology

Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel): HauteSpot Networks Corporation -- HiveCAM

Video Surveillance Cameras IP: Samsung Techwin -- Open Platform

Video Surveillance Data Storage: DDN Storage -- DDN - GS7K Appliance

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories: Dotworkz Systems -- BASH All-Pro

Video Surveillance Management Systems Spectra Logic -- NVR3 Video Management Solutions