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MorphoTrust set to supply screening technology for all major US airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded MorphoTrust a seven-year US$85m contract to supply all major US airports with its credential authentication technology E-CAT.

MorphoTrust E-CAT allows TSA staff to scan passenger credentials at the checkpoint instead of relying on a visual inspection. The scanner checks multiple security features embedded in the passenger's identification document to ensure that it has not been altered or counterfeited.

Each system is connected to the TSA’s network so that information can be verified against various files including Secure Flight, the TSA’s watch-list matching system.

Bob Eckel, MorphoTrust CEO, said, “MorphoTrust E-CAT is the culmination of many years of work to address airport security requirements following the 9/11 tragedy, while simplifying travel for American citizens. It is also just the beginning of our vision for what’s possible in air travel, creating a future in which passengers can move easily and securely from the curb to the gate without boarding passes or security lines.”

MorphoTrust has provided identity solutions to the TSA for more than eight years and is the prime contractor for TSA’s Universal Enrolment Services (UES) and TSA PreCheck.

August 7, 2014


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