Morpho Detection and Optosecurity Partner to Bring Advanced Capabilities to Airport Checkpoints

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:05am EDT

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  NEWARK, CA, Oct 31 (Marketwire) -- 
Morpho Detection, Inc., the explosives and narcotics detection business
of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced a partnership
with Canada-based Optosecurity, Inc., a global provider of threat
detection technology, to expand and upgrade checkpoint networking and
X-ray detection capabilities. Under terms of the agreement, Morpho
Detection will deploy and service Optosecurity's eVelocity Integrated
Security Screening Software(TM) and XMS(R) Threat Detection Software
suites at airports globally. 

    Networking checkpoint solutions through eVelocity allows airports to
connect checkpoint X-ray, trace, walk through metal, and advanced imaging
technology (AIT) machines. As a result, airports can enable a wide-range
of security functions including remote system monitoring, image sharing
and centralized screening capabilities. Deploying XMS threat detection
software gives airports the capability today to modernize and extend the
operational life of existing checkpoint X-ray systems with ECAC-certified
Type C automated liquid, aerosol and gel (LAG) explosives detection

    "Morpho Detection is excited to partner with Optosecurity to help
airports solve operational and security challenges while providing the
capabilities to help alleviate major passenger irritants," said Brad
Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "The partnership gives
airport operators and security directors the opportunity to meet future
checkpoint liquids detection mandates and realize operational cost
savings, while increasing the accuracy and efficiency of their checkpoint
screening programs." 

    "Optosecurity is very pleased by this partnership with Morpho Detection.
It will make the eVelocity technology available to a wider customer base
across the globe and provide them with a premium service offer no matter
where they are." said Eric Bergeron, president and CEO of Optosecurity,
Inc. "The eVelocity Software Suite brings cost-reducing intelligent
capabilities that airport security operators have been wanting for years.
We are proud to partner with Morpho Detection to be the first to bring to
market such an industry-changing innovation."

    For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit 

    About Morpho Detection, Inc.
 Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a
security business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier
of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and
nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground
transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other
high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography,
Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS(TM)), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray
Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities
more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are
deployed to help protect people and property the world over.


Morpho Detection, Inc. 
Press Contact: 
Scott Factor

Optosecurity, Inc. 
Press Contact:
Nancy Ruel
418-653-7665 ext. 116 

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