Zwipe adds to its biometric credential platform

February 17, 2016 - 

Biometric authentication company Zwipe has introduced Zwipe ID(c), a commercial credential offering full fingerprint identification in an ISO 7810 ID-1 and CR 80 compatible card body made for the global access control market.

The Zwipe ID(c) card will be on display in April at ISC West in Las Vegas.

Zwipe ID(c) is designed to work within regular Mifare DESFire and Mifare Classic access control systems that are provided by integrators around the world. On-card enrollment allows for immediate implementation of two-factor authentication for Mifare and DESFire based access systems, both physical and logical.

Zwipe ID(c) includes an integrated fingerprint sensor and uses Zwipe’s patent pending biometric authentication technology to capture the users fingerprint and to securely maintain the cardholder’s data on the device. Zwipe ID(c) capability to pull energy from already installed access control readers eliminates the need for a battery and prevents card reader replacement.

“We are very excited to be releasing Zwipe ID(c) as it is a highly sought after addition to our award winning biometric credential platform,” said Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe. “Zwipe ID(c) reflects the ultimate convergence of technologies providing convenient and secure two factor authentication on one personal device.”

Bob Fee, N.A Director of Sales, added; “Between our two access control product lines, Zwipe Access and Zwipe ID(c), we expand our ability to support a much wider market reaching even deeper into corporate environments, educational markets and governmental identification applications.”

Zwipe ID(c) will be available through Zwipe’s network of resellers starting April 6th 2016.

Last October, Zwipe announced that it has raised $5 million in equity from Photon Future Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kuang-Chi Group, making the high-tech Chinese holding group Zwipe’s largest shareholder with a 20% stake in the company.

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