Idemia (Ex. Safran Morpho) MSO 1350 (also known as Morpho MSO 1350, Sagem MSO 1350, Morphosmart 1350) is one of the most used fingerprint scanners in the UAE, esp in the government and banking sector. MSO 1300 has a similar status in India. The usage started increasing with the advent of Biometric based National ID card programs in the respective countries.


The MSO 1300 series(include 2 models – 1300 and 1350) is a range of compact USB fingerprint devices for highly secure desktop applications. The principal functions are citizen enrollment, identity verification, and user identification.

IDEMIA MSO 1350 & MSO 1300 Differences

The main differences between these two models are that MSO 1350 has (1) a smart card reader and (2) match-on-card capability.

Due to the smart card reader module, the Morphosmart MSO 1350 measures 100g more than the MSO 1300(40g)


Optical technology for sensors

MSO 1300 series uses Morpho’s patented optical technology and fingerprint algorithms. Morpho fingerprint technology is ranked #1 by NIST for accuracy.


Fake finger detection

Finding counterfeit fingerprints is one of the biggest challenges when designing products like these. Idemia has nailed it with their advanced technology. MSO 1300 E3 and MSO 1350 E3 detect a large panel of counterfeit fingerprints, including but not limited to those made with latex, Plasticine, Kapton, transparent film, rubber, Play-Doh, graphite or paper.

Enhanced image quality

Both MSO 1300 E3 and MSO 1350 E3 produce a fingerprint image that is certified PIV IQS by the FBI.

Embedded security features

When sensitive data (image or template) needs to be shared with a Host System, the MSO 1300 Series devices are capable of securing them before dispatching.

1. Multiple security principles available:

  • – Symmetric and asymmetric keys
  • – Key derivation
  • – Hashing algorithm
  • – Random number generator

2. Image and Template Encryption for the sake of confidentiality
3. Template Signature (X9.84 standard) to guarantee the origin and the integrity of the data sent to the Host System
4. The communication channel between the device and Host/Distant System can be protected using either Secure Tunneling or Offered Security mode

Buyers guide to MSO 1350 & MSO 1300

Safran Morpho Idemia MSO 1350 is considered as one of the best Emirates ID card readers and widely used in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain) semi-government & government offices, hospitals, banks, typing centers, and private companies for secure smart card and fingerprint authentication.

Please visit product pages below to learn more:

Idemia Morpho MSO 1350 Fingerprint & Card Reader

Idemia Morpho MSO 1300 Series

Idemia Morpho MSO 1300 Datasheet (Includes MSO 1350)

Idemia Morpho MSO 1350 UAE Pricing (Available on Request)

Idemia Morpho MSO 1350 USB Driver (Available on Request)

Idemia Morpho MSO 1350 SDK for Windows, Linux and Android platforms (Available on Request)

Watch Unboxing MSO 1350 Video

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the discontinued versions?

Morphosmart CBM E2
Morphosmart CMB V2
MSO 1300 E2
MSO 1300 V2
MSO 1350 E2
MSO 1350 V2

What is MorphoSmart™ CBM E3?

The compact fingerprint module used in MSO 1300 series

Is there any difference between Morphosmart MSO 1350 or Sagem MSO 1350 or Idemia MSO 1350 or Safran Morpho MSO 1350 or Sagem Morpho MSO 1350 or MSO 1350?

For all practical purposes, they all refer to the same product – Idemia MSO 1350. Sagem and Safran Morpho are the names of the company now known as Idemia.

What is the main difference between MSO 1300 and MSO 1350?

MSO 1350 has integrated contact smart card reader (usecase: UAE ID card reader) with fingerprint reader whereas MSO 1300 only has a fingerprint reader.

Technical Comparison

MSO 1300 V3MSO 1300 E3MSO 1350 V3MSO 1350 E3
Dimension (L x W x H)68.7 x 39.7 x 15.3 mm (2.7 x 1.56 x 0.6 inches)82 x 71 x 41 mm (3.23 x 2.8 x 1.61 inches)
Weight40g (1.41 oz)140g (4.94 oz)
Smartcard ReaderNoYes
Database capacity (users)500, 3000(1), 5000(2) or 10 000(3)500, 3000(1) or 5000(2)500, 3000(1), 5000(2) or 10 000(3)500, 3000(1) or 5000(2)
Database capacity (templates or fingers)1000, 6000(1), 10 000(2) or 20 000(3)1000, 6000(1) or 10 000(2)1000, 6000(1), 10 000(2) or 20 000(3)1000, 6000(1) or 10 000(2)
Match-on-Device capability (1:N)1:500, 1:3000(1), 1:5000(2) or 1:10 000(3)1:500, 1:3000(1) or 1:5000(2)1:500, 1:3000(1), 1:5000(2) or 1:10 000(3)1:500, 1:3000(1) or 1:5000(2)
Matching speed0.6s in 1:1 mode / 0.7s in 1:500 mode
Match-on-Card capabilityNoYes
Fake Finger DetectionNoYesNoYes
Security LayerOptional
FBI PIV IQS / ISO 19794-4: 2011 (Annex. B)NoYesNoYes
MINEX & FIPS 201 compliant algorithmsYes
WHQL driversYes

MSO 1350 & FBI’s Certified Products List

MSO 1300 Series Listed in FBI’s Certified Products List

Firm(sorted ascending)Product & DescriptionFAPSpecificationCertifiedModified
PIV Single Finger Capture DevicesMORPHOCBM-E2, MSO 1300 E2, or MSO 1350 E2
CBM-E2, MSO 1300 E2, MSO 1350 E2 single finger livescan capture devices without membrane at 500ppi (PIV-071006)
PIV Single Finger Capture DevicesMORPHOCBM-E3, MSO 1300 E3, or MSO 1350 E3
Model CBM-E3, MSO 1300 E3, MSO 1350 E3 single finger livescan capture devices without membrane at 500ppi  (PIV-071006)
PIV Single Finger Capture DevicesMORPHOCBM E, MSO 1300 E, MSO 1350 E
CBM E, MSO 1300 E, MSO 1350 E single finger livescan capture devices with PMMA strip without membrane at 500 ppi (PIV-071006)
PIV Single Finger Capture DevicesSagem SecuriteCBM E, MSO 1300 E, MSO 1350 E single finger livescan capture devices
CBM E, MSO 1300 E, MSO 1350 E single finger livescan capture devices with PMMA strip without membrane at 500 ppi (PIV-071006), 8/08.

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