SOURCE: MorphoTrak


SOURCE: West Virginia Department of Commerce

West Virginia Department of Commerce

September 21, 2015 11:25 ET

West Virginia Department of Commerce Welcomes MorphoTrak to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, WV--(Marketwired - September 21, 2015) - Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette today joined company officials in announcing MorphoTrak’s first West Virginia facility.

"We’re excited for MorphoTrak to join our biometric community," Burdette said. "This location makes a lot of sense for them because it’s close to a major end-user, the FBI, and our High Tech Corridor. MorphoTrak is a major player in the biometric field, and we’re thrilled to have them in West Virginia."

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), provides biometric identity and security solutions for clients in an array of sectors, including law enforcement, government services, border control, and commercial security. The company plans to establish a Program Management and Engineering office at the new facility, and recruit from the local pool of experienced and well-qualified professionals to manage and support high-technology engineering projects.

"We see many benefits from establishing our first Morpho facility in Morgantown," said Steve Vinsik, Vice President of the MorphoTrak Criminal Justice and Public Security Business Unit. "This strategic location reflects our commitment to deliver responsive and high-quality services to the FBI, our key federal end-user."

The company also works with several state agencies including providing the West Virginia State Police Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Nationwide, the company provides mission critical security solutions to more than 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises.

The Morgantown location will also allow the company to expand its work with West Virginia University’s biometrics and forensics programs.

Mr. Vinsik noted, "Our new research partnership with West Virginia University will allow us to drive innovation and provide technology advancements that will benefit the entire biometric industry, and continue Morpho’s position as the world leader in identification services."

About Morpho

Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than EUR1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

About MorphoTrak

MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services, border control, time and attendance solutions, and commercial security. Built upon our past 40 years of industry leadership and committed to serve over 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises, MorphoTrak strives to achieve excellence in delivering mission-critical biometric identification solutions to help make the world a safer place.

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