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Tyco Security introduces Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series biometric and card reader, and touchless biometric reader MorphoWave Tower

Published on 27 June, 2016
The new MorphoAccess (MA) SIGMA Series readers employ state of the art fingerprint technology
Using Tyco Security Products' new technology, C•CURE 9000 Security
and Event Management platforms can deliver contactless access control

Tyco Security Products introduces the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader featuring the world’s number one performance-ranked fingerprint technology and the world’s only single hand movement capture and match reader, the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless access control.

Accurate fingerprint technology

The new MorphoAccess (MA) SIGMA Series readers employ state of the art fingerprint technology that is ranked the most accurate in the world by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The optical biometric sensor used in the readers also meets the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s standards for Personal Identity Verification and Image Quality Specifications. The MA SIGMA Lite Series readers, designed for narrow mounting surfaces such as turnstiles or server rack doors, deliver a durable design making them ideal for a wide array of indoor and outdoor deployments.

Ease of use

MA SIGMA Series readers feature an easy to use color touchscreen and buzzer for advanced interactivity, and can be used with any electronic device that has Web access, including laptops, PCs, tablets and smart phones. The readers support Prox, iCLASS, MIFARE, MIFARE Plus, DESFire and NFC cards. An embedded server enables on-device enrollment, transaction log retrieval and terminal configuration, as well as user ID, BioPIN and PIN management.

Durability and performance

"The MorphoWave Tower is the first touchless biometric access reader able to capture and match four fingerprints with a single hand movement"

The MorphoAccess SIGMA Series reader is considered one of the best fingerprint readers in the world, pairing toughness and durability with superb performance, advanced anti-fraud capabilities and mobile access features. The MorphoWave Tower is the first touchless biometric access reader able to capture and match four fingerprints with a single hand movement,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director, Access Control, Tyco Security Products.  “Both are the best performing and most innovative in their class, an indication of the high value that Tyco Security Products places on bringing cutting edge, high-performing innovations to our customers’ doorsteps.”

MorphoWave Tower reader applications

MorphoWave Tower readers are ideal for busy, high traffic and high security applications. The readers use patented, contactless four-finger ‘on the fly’ capture technology that is the only of its kind in the world, providing high accuracy even when presented with wet/dry fingers and latent fingerprints, a problem posed by some conventional touch readers.

The contactless capability of the MorphoWave allows an end user to keep moving without breaking his/her stride when passing through a control point, so that the flow in high-traffic areas is continual. MorphoWave Tower readers can be deployed as standalone integrations or in line with turnstiles, offering extensive customisation capabilities and time and attendance features, including programmable function keys, real-time employee notifications and job code management.


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