Safran Morpho releases ‘toughest ever’ biometric terminal for harsh conditions

April 2017 Access Control & Identity Management, Products

Designed to withstand the most demanding environments, the new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme, a ruggedised biometric terminal for access control and time and attendance, is now available in the sub-Saharan African market.

This latest addition to the award-winning SIGMA family of readers is built to endure everything from dust, salt mist and rain, to attempted vandalism and accidental impacts – protected by strong polycarbonate plastics, thick tempered glass and meticulous sealing.

Succeeding the previous-generation Outdoor MorphoAccess 500 series, it capitalises on the latest waves of technology and advancements to give industrial users the most reliable and resilient biometric solutions. It features very responsive touchscreen controls and a biometric sensor that is certainly the largest single fingerprint sensor on the local market.

“This new terminal is impervious to dust, rain and other elements. It is ideally suited for industrial environments, manufacturing plants, mines, construction sites, power plants and the like,” explains Nicolas Garcia, Morpho’s regional director of sales for sub-Saharan Africa.

Every aspect of the MA SIGMA Extreme is designed with the harshest conditions in mind. For instance, an ambient light sensor ensures an ultra-bright touchscreen to improve usability when in direct sunlight and a powerful loudspeaker enables users to catch sound messages even in noisy environments.

Garcia says that the terminal also goes a long way to addressing issues of fraud at sites such as mines and construction sites: “Aside from our world-class, patented fake finger detection technology, the MA SIGMA Extreme also features face detection and picture logging, a ‘duress’ finger option, a timed anti-pass back feature, and the ability to hold lists of banned users.”

Its 16 programmable function keys enable individuals to clock in with different job codes. Storing logs of up to one million records, and integrating directly into holiday scheduling, this helps operations managers keep far closer manage their resources and project costs.

Finally, at software level, the MA SIGMA Extreme boasts a flexible architecture with various software integrations possibilities, to ensure easy deployment and address multiple-use case scenarios.

Find out more about MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme series at www.morpho.com



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