Zwipe has made the first shipment of its contactless biometric payment card technology for use in commercial pilots by card manufacturers and banks. Zwipe’s contactless payment card is capable of operating without the need for a battery or fixed power supply. Standard point of sale terminals provide the power to operate the biometric payment card. According to a company statement, Zwipe’s card manufacturing partners represent over 40% of the global smart card market, per volume shipped per the Nilson Report.
Zwipe is well represented this week at ASIS 2017, taking place in Dallas, Texas. With more than 22,000 attendees, ASIS is regarded as one of the world’s premier security events, and a key showcase for Zwipe’s partner network in North America. Zwipe partners at ASIS 2017 include Identisys, Identiv, Inc., Allegion, E-line by Dirak and TZ. “ASIS 2017 is an excellent venue for us to work alongside our partners who will be taking the lead in promoting Zwipe Access
Identiv, Inc. has partnered with Zwipe to deliver access control card formatting services. Under the agreement terms, Identiv’s U.S.-based card service bureau is programming the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in Zwipe’s line of biometric credential solutions. The line of solutions will provide all physical access control system (PACS) formats from Identiv’s portfolio. Identiv will exhibit samples of Zwipe’s biometric cards at ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), held on September 26 – 28 in Dallas, Texas.
Nexus Group and Zwipe have signed a distribution agreement whereby Nexus is now selling Zwipe’s biometric access smartcards via the online portal Nexus GO Cards as a Service. “We already offer a very wide range of card technologies, and we are excited to announce that you now also can get biometric cards with an integrated fingerprint sensor on your access cards,” said Jon Land, managing director for Norway at Nexus. Using Zwipe’s biometric access card, the user completes the identity verification
Zwipe announced that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has selected Zwipe Access to meet the school’s security needs for students and staff. The deployment of the company’s biometric access control solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s distribution partner and systems integrator in the United Kingdom. “The reason we chose Zwipe Access for our educational institution is that it is such a cost effective migration to biometric access control which fits in perfectly with
Zwipe has secured two new orders for its biometric payment solution, the first from an undisclosed customer in Asia and the second from a global tier-1 card manufacturer. These customers are expected to deploy cards with Zwipe’s biometric payment solution in Q3 and Q4 in Europe and Asia. The solution consists of an electronic inlay embedded into existing payment cards. The inlay integrates an off-the-shelf fingerprint sensor with Zwipe’s biometric engine and power harvesting technology to allow the authorized user
Zwipe attended the Identification Systems Group (ISG) Annual Spring Meeting this past weekend and presented its physical access and logical ID solutions to the attendees. The conference is an opportunity for ISG members from across North America to interact directly with vendors, industry specialists and each other by seeing what is new in the market both in terms of products and trends and also participating in the organization’s on-going education and product training programs. The Spring Conference is ISG’s largest
Iris Corporation is partnering with Zwipe to look into the potential for biometric smartcard applications and ways the two companies can work together to promote the technology in Malaysia, according to a report in The Edge Markets. “Iris has been in trusted ID for over 20 years and our facilities are all geared towards trusted ID,” explained Iris Corporation co-founder and technical adviser Chas Yap. “Zwipe, on the other hand, is pure payments and they’re an IP company as well.
Zwipe is introducing its dual-interface payment card at Seamless Asia, currently being held in Singapore. The biometrics-based payments solution is the first of its kind to fully integrate EMV compatible contact and contactless transactions. The ISO and EMV compliant card operates without the need for a battery, allowing end-users to make limitless contactless transactions. All biometric information is securely encrypted only on the card meaning that the solution works without the need for a database. “We have been working diligently
Zwipe was invited to present and participate in a panel as part of the New Technology Spotlight at this year’s International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Expo held alongside the Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit. With the theme of this year’s show being “Adapting to the Wave of Change and Technology”, the event drew a diverse crowd of industry experts and major players in the payments industry focused on innovation. “We were invited by Barry Mosteller, Vice President of ICMA and