Touchless Fingerprint Reader: MorphoTower

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 10, 2016

Biometric giant Morpho is most known for their contact fingerprint readers, but the one getting the most attention is the contactless MorphoWave Tower.

Unlike conventional fingerprint readers where users must touch a sensor and wait for a scan, Tower takes a high resolution picture of user fingerprints as they pass through while walking.

Inside, we examine Morpho's most unconventional reader and examine function, price, and where it fits in the market.

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MorphoWave ***** *******

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Handles **** ******* 

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Future ********

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Market ***********

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Competitive ************
 
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Btw, Safran just sold Morpho for cool 700 million!

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