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FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

“For Zwipe, the orders represent that next major step in the launch of its biometric smart cards after it first unveiled them at the recent Seamless Asia payments expo in Singapore.” Zwipe has announced that it has received its first two orders for its new biometric payment card solution, and Fingerprint Cards has revealed that…

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

Zwipe is offering more details on its new partnership with Malaysia-based Iris Corporation Berhad. The companies’ collaboration was reported immediately in the wake of the Seamless Asia expo, where Zwipe demonstrated its new biometric payment card solution. Details at the time were scant, but it has now come to light that the partnership comes in…

Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Malaysia-based Iris Corp. and Norway-based Zwipe are looking to partner up, according to a report from The Edge Markets. Iris Corp. specializes in iris-based biometric authentication, particularly in the area of access control; while Zwipe focuses on fingerprint recognition and payment cards. The two companies are going to explore the possibility of biometric smart card applications in Malaysia.…

Mastercard Completes Successful Trials of Biometric Payment Card

Mastercard Completes Successful Trials of Biometric Payment Card

“The technology was trialed in South Africa in collaboration with Barclays Africa subsidiary Absa Bank, and supermarket chain Pick n Pay.” Mastercard has completed successful trials of its new biometric, contactless payment card and has more planned as it seeks to bring it to market. The announcement comes in the wake of Zwipe’s first public…

Zwipe Unveils Biometric Smart Card at Seamless Asia Expo

Zwipe Unveils Biometric Smart Card at Seamless Asia Expo

“Zwipe’s new smart card can operate via EMV or on a swipe basis, and the company says it meets ISO standards. It features a built-in fingerprint sensor and encrypts and stores that biometric information on the card itself, and it does not require a battery to operate.” Zwipe is finally unveiling its biometric payment card…

Zwipe Reports Growing Excitement Over Biometrics Among Smart Card Makers

Zwipe Reports Growing Excitement Over Biometrics Among Smart Card Makers

“It’s further encouragement after the company’s previously reported deals with multinational card makers toward the end of 2016.” Zwipe is reporting building excitement over biometric smart cards. The company recently participated in the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Expo, which ran under the theme of “Adapting to the Wave of Change and Technology”. For its…

Zwipe Raises $4.3 Million with Private Placement

Zwipe Raises $4.3 Million with Private Placement

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has raised NOK 36.5 million, or roughly $4.3 million USD, from a new private placement. The company says the new shares went to both existing and new investors, including former Fingerprint Cards CEO Jörgen Lantto, who joined Zwipe’s Board of Directors last November. In a statement announcing the new capital, Zwipe…

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network. The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel…

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has announced two major new additions to its executive team. Orlando Martinez has signed on as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and John Laws is now Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Martinez comes to the company from a previous position as SVP of Business Development for Snarf Networks,…

Zwipe SVP to Speak Against Passwords at Trustech 2016

Zwipe SVP to Speak Against Passwords at Trustech 2016

Zwipe Sales and Marketing SVP Einar Boije will speak at next week’s Trustech 2016 expo. Scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, his presentation is entitled, “Biometrics for Authentication: Death of the Password”. It’s a self-explanatory title, and a good reflection of the Norwegian company’s interests. Zwipe has focused mostly on fingerprint biometric technology for smart card…

Former FPC CEO Joins Zwipe Board

Former FPC CEO Joins Zwipe Board

“Lantto joins the company’s board at an apparently propitious time: At the end of last month, Zwipe announced that it had started a joint venture with tech investment consortium Kuang-Chi Group.” Fresh off his run as Fingerprint Cards’ CEO, Jörgen Lantto has joined the board of directors of fingerprint biometrics company Zwipe. It’s a promising addition to…

Zwipe Establishes Joint Venture With Hi-Tech Investment Group

Zwipe Establishes Joint Venture With Hi-Tech Investment Group

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics company Zwipe has announced a new joint venture with China’s Kuang-Chi Group. Kuang-Chi is a Shenzhen-based consortium that invests in high-tech startups and small companies on the cusp of commercialization. It has just announced its second Global Community of Innovation (GCI), which is aimed at investing up to $250 million in such companies…

Aiming for Growth, Zwipe Continues to Build Talent Pool

Aiming for Growth, Zwipe Continues to Build Talent Pool

Biometric smart card developer Zwipe is aiming to enter a new phase of growth with some strategic additions to its talent pool. The company has just announced the appointment of Lisbeth Breum, formerly of the Herkules Capital equity firm, as its new CFO; she replaces Steffen Larsen, who is now the company’s SVP of Products.…

Zwipe and FPC Enter into Strategic Partnership

Zwipe and FPC Enter into Strategic Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Zwipe have entered into a strategic partnership, the companies have announced. It’s all about smart cards. Zwipe has developed a system integrating fingerprint scanning into a smart card form factor, and moreover one that has the capability to harvest energy from card reader terminals as it swipes via NFC. Originally designed to…

Introducing Zwipe ID Biometric Access Control

Introducing Zwipe ID Biometric Access Control

Biometric smart card developer Zwipe has announced a new access control solution called Zwipe ID. It’s essentially a smart card with a built-in fingerprint authentication system, and it’s compatible with MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Classic Access Control systems. Zwipe ID employs on-card enrollment and keeps the user’s biometric data on the card; and the company…

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Biometric card developer Zwipe has raised $5 million in equity funding from Photon Future Ltd., the company has announced. Photon Future is a subsidiary of Kuang-Chi Group, an investor in innovative technologies. In a statement acknowledging the investment, Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad explained that it would help the company in “preparing to expand our…

SIA Awards Zwipe

SIA Awards Zwipe

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical access control represents a diverse range of solutions to a very simple, age old problem: how do I lock my door? As we examined last week, now that biometrics have landed on the scene and taken off as the best way to control access to limited areas, the answer to that question depends greatly…

Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance

Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance

Zwipe, a biometrics company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, has joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, a global coalition of companies that has embraced aptiQ smart card security. As part of the group, Zwipe is now in a position to provide biometric authorization for users of aptiQ card readers, which are made by Allegion. In a…

MasterCard Invests $20 Million in Cyber Security

MasterCard Invests $20 Million in Cyber Security

MasterCard has announced that it’s going to be investing over $20 million to improve its cyber security. Speaking in a press release, the company’s President of North American Markets, Chris McWilton, noted that “progress is being made with the move to EMV and mobile payments,” but emphasized that the company’s “continued investments reinforce the efforts…