Zwipe biometric card wins at Detektor International Awards 2014

October 16, 2014 - 

Zwipe announced that they are the winners of the Detektor International Award for Innovative Achievement in Access Control.

The announcement comes just a few months after the Zwipe biometric card won the first annual American Sesames Award at the Cartes Secure Connexions Show Dinner held in Las Vegas.

“We’re pleased that these international juries understand how many end-users would like to use biometrics on several special openings, such as data rooms, to assure only those authorized to enter can enter,” said Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad. “However, having to switch out their present card readers to biometric readers is too costly or cumbersome. By providing authorized users with biometric cards that work with their already installed card readers, these organizations can provide the benefits of biometric authorization by simply incorporating the card into their systems in the same way they incorporate proximity or smart cards.”

As a more secure and effective alternative to PINs and standard cards, the contactless Zwipe biometric card reads the user’s fingerprint in less than a second.

The contactless smart card has an embedded fingerprint scanner with 3D capacitive technology which is compatible with all popular 14443 readers since it is DESFIRE EV1 and MIFARE Classic compatible.

Users will not have to change out the existing readers, which makes the Zwipe biometric card an easy and affordable biometric upgrade for organizations to access control systems using proximity card, smart card or multi-technology card readers.

The Detektor International Award is designed to reward and encourage research and development within the security technology field.

Company products must be nominated by a third-party. The winners were announced October 15 at the Stockholm International Fair by a Jury of eight members from Europe, Asia and North America.

Previously reported, Zwipe recently joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance in May.

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