Biometric business round-upMorphoTrak receives secure driver license contract award from North Carolina

Published 6 July 2010

The $47.5 million contract calls for the company to supply the state with MorphoTrak’s Secure Credentials Center for identity assurance; the company will implement its 3D Photo IDTM technology, which features laser-engraved three dimensional photo-images

Alexandria, Virginia-based MorphoTrak (Safran Group) received an award notification from the North Carolina Department of Transportation for an enhanced security driver license system in the amount of $47.5 million. The system includes MorphoTrak’s Secure CredentialsCenter (SCC) to increase security validations and privacy protections.

“We are extremely pleased with the award intention announced by the state of North Carolina,” stated Daniel Vassy, president and CEO of MorphoTrak. “The efficiencies delivered through our SecureCredentialsCenter and our innovative security technology such as 3D Photo IDTM on polycarbonate cards offers the best value and minimal risk for our customers.”

MorphoTrak’s North Carolina solution includes new driver licenses incorporating security and anti-fraud features making it, the company says, essentially impossible to reproduce for fraudulent purposes. The 3D Photo IDTM technology, provided by sister company Sagem Identification, features laser engraved three dimensional photo-images which are one of the most secure first-line security features available today.