Morpho Biometrics ReadsMorphoTrak, a Morpho (Safran) company based in the U.S., partnered with Identity One as integrator to deliver a seamless biometric access and time-and-attendance system to a large North American freight railroad network company.

With the new integrated system, this company now enjoys improved security, as well as streamlined human resource and access control processes. From a single enrollment, an employee’s secured biometric record is distributed for access control, time and attendance and compliance applications. In harsh industries such as this, only the highest performance biometric technology is effective due to the condition of workers’ fingerprints, MorphoTrak described.

“Properly deployed, biometric technology can offer a rapid return on investment, increased security and improved workflow efficiency,” said David Smith, president and CEO of Identity One. “One of our areas of expertise lies in biometric solutions specifically designed for railroads.”

More than 250 Outdoor MorphoAccess® 520 (OMA 520) biometric readers were deployed across the continental U.S. over a six-month period. This easy to maintain and operate solution includes custom Web-based enrollment at more than 70 locations and deep integration into existing human resource and payroll systems. Tough and sturdy, with an IP65 weatherproof rating, the OMA 520 is ideal for the railroad industry, according to its manufacturer. The OMA 520 can be supplied with a built-in heater for extreme low temperatures.