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CPI, Zwipe partner on easy biometric upgrade for data center cabinets

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) has partnered with Zwipe on a highly secure, easy-to-deploy, dual-factor biometric access control system for data center cabinets using Zwipe Access Cards and CPI Electronic Access Control (EAC) Solutions.

Zwipe Access offers contactless, biometric authentication in a fingerprint-activated card. By touching the sensor on the card, the card owner verifies their identity, and the positive fingerprint authentication allows the card to communicate with the reader. The fingerprint data is registered and securely encrypted and stored on the card.

“Our unique technology, which directly addresses industry mandates to upgrade user authentication while maintaining their privacy, has been adopted and integrated in a wide range of high security environments, with many data centers around the world already using Zwipe Access as their primary method to enter secure areas,” explained Einar Boije, Zwipe senior vice president of access control. “Working with Chatsworth Products, we are confident that our offering will now be available to an even larger market.”

Zwipe Access is fully compatible with the vast majority of existing employee ID systems and CPI’s Electronic Access Control (EAC) solutions. And there is no need to change existing infrastructure to support biometric reading as Zwipe Access is deployed over existing readers, eliminating the high cost of converting readers for biometric scans.

“We … believe two-factor, biometrics-based authentication is the most secure system available,” added Ashish Moondra, CPI senior product manager of power, electronics and software. “Our solution offers several options and with our new partnership with Zwipe, we are providing a better solution to the data center community that is easy to use and maintain, as well as reduces the overall cost and complexity of deploying high security to the cabinet level.”

A couple of months ago, Nexus Group and Zwipe signed a distribution agreement that has Nexus selling Zwipe’s biometric access smartcards via the online portal Nexus GO Cards as a Service.

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