Zwipe joins Allegion’s aptiQ biometric card alliance program

March 25, 2015 - 

Zwipe announced it has joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, an organization comprised of many global companies that support Allegion’s aptiQ smart card technology to develop an ecosystem of open, highly secure solutions.

The partnership provides aptiQ customers with biometric authorization using their aptiQ card readers.

AptiQ users can now authenticate themselves directly on the Zwipe biometric card without having to add a biometric reader to their current aptiQ multi-technology card reader systems.

“Using the Zwipe Access biometric card is yet another way that Allegion is bringing multi-factor verification and authorization to its large customer base,” said Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad. “Having been invited to join the great team of Alliance Program organizations shows how both Allegion and Zwipe are helping customers extend the life of their existing infrastructure while simultaneously increasing their level of security.”

Zwipe’s patented on-card biometric authentication ensures that only the authorized cardholder is able to communicate with the reader.

As a result, employees will no longer be required to lend or borrow ID badges to access buildings, university labs, hospital pharmacies, data centers or networks.

The on-card fingerprint scanner with 3D capacitive technology resides on the contactless smart card which works with aptiQ and XceedID card readers.

The Zwipe Access biometric card provides an affordable option for organizations to provide a biometric upgrade to access control systems.

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