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

X-Ray System Networking, Remote Screening and Real-Time Situational Awareness Brings New Efficiencies to Airports While Streamlining Passenger Screening

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NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - 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™ and XMS® 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 capabilities.

"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 www.morphodetection.com.

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™), 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.

Contact:
Morpho Detection, Inc.
Press
Scott Factor
+1-216-233-8551
sfactor@morphodetection.com

Optosecurity, Inc.
Press
Nancy Ruel
418-653-7665 ext. 116
nruel@optosecurity.com
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