Overview

A MorphoManager system consists of four components:

• A MorphoManager Server
• At least one MorphoManager Client
• A fingerprint/finger vein/hand/3D Face enrollment device.
• At least one Biometric Device.
What is a client?
A client is a computer that has the MorphoManager Client software installed. There can be more than one client in a MorphoManager system.

The client application provides the management of access points, enrolling of personnel, and reporting. A PC that has the enrollment scanner connected and is used as the user registration PC. A client PC may be used to view data and not have an enrollment device connected.

 

What is a server?

A server is a computer that has the MorphoManager Server software installed. The server manages the communication between the Biometric Device and the PC and interacts with the database. It also handles requests from clients.

 

What is a fingerprint enrollment device?

A fingerprint enrollment device captures an image of a user’s fingerprint, extracts the features and sends it to the MorphoManager software. This information is sent to a Biometric Device for user authentication. There are currently three types of fingerprint enrollment devices:

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The readers are connected to a computer that is running MorphoManager Client software. All enrollment of personnel is performed using MorphoManager software. Device drivers for this hardware are automatically installed when MorphoManager Client software is installed.

What is a Biometric Device?

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A Biometric Device such as the MorphoAccess  units above are used to authenticate users and allow access to doors. They record a log of every presentation. MorphoManager is used to manage user’s access to a Biometric Device.

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Like the Biometric Devices above, a Morpho 3D Face Reader is a Biometric Device used to authenticate users while recording a log of every presentation. While they are also managed by MorphoManager, they follow a different method when authenticating users.

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The MorphoWave is another Biometric Device, but uses the biometrics of an entire hand (three or four fingers by default) that is swipped quickly through the device. 

Setting up MorphoManager

This section outlines the requirements for MorphoManager systems.

Computer hardware requirements:

Processor: Dual Core CPU

RAM: 4 GB

Ports:Three USB ports 

Network: 100Mbs Ethernet port required for client/server connections.

Internet Access: Required for updates. (If no internet access is available, updates can be installed via

USB memory stick or CD Rom)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Installation of MorphoManager software

The installation CD contains both the client and server software. 

There are two configurations for MorphoManager:

  • Client and Server on the same PC

A PC can have both the client and server software installed. The server software needs to be installed first.

  • Server PC and Client PCs

The server software needs to be installed on the server PC and the client software needs to be installed on each client PC that will connect to the server PC over a LAN or VPN connection.  The server software needs to be installed first.

Updates for MorphoManager can be obtained by visiting: http://support.morphomanager.com/

Setting up MorphoManager on a single PC

Both the client and the server applications can be installed on one computer. 

  • Load the MorphoManager CD and select the Server install.
  • After the server is installed, install the client.
  • Connect the MSO 300 enrollment device to the PC.
  • Ensure the Biometric Devices are on the same network as the MorphoManager Server/Client PC and are in the same IP range.
  • Start MorphoManager – double click on the icon on the desktop.
  • When logging in for the first time the following details are used.
  • Username: administrator
  • Password: password
  • It is recommended the Administrator password is changed immediately. This can be done by clicking on the Change Password icon on the status bar.

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For added security, many businesses and departments have chosen to dedicate a PC for MorphoManager and often use a dedicated hub to which only the MorphoManager PC’s and Biometric Devices connected. Alternatively, an existing hub can be used, but it is recommended that the IP range of the MorphoManager PC and Biometric Devices are different from the corporate PC’s. 

Server and Client Installation

This configuration can be used with an existing corporate network that already has a server. The MorphoManager client application can be installed on any PC that is attached to the server.

 

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The MorphoManager server application can be installed on a separate PC which may or may not be a dedicated server.