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Former FPC CEO Now Zwipe’s Chairman

Former FPC CEO Now Zwipe’s Chairman

“Jörgen Lantto, meanwhile, served as Fingerprint Cards’ CEO during a period of remarkable growth for that company as it reaped the benefits of the growing mobile fingerprint sensor market.” Former CEO of Fingerprint Cards Jörgen Lantto is now the head of Zwipe‘s Board of Directors, with Zwipe’s former CEO, Kim Humborstad, serving as Deputy Chairman.…

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new Visa-led pilot of biometric payment card technology. In a statement, the company announced that it’s the provider of a touch sensor for “the recently announced battery-less dual interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) biometric payment card pilot with Visa,” adding that the card technology being used in…

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

“…using fingerprint technology to authenticate a person for payments will provide cardholders a faster, easier and more secure payment process compared to the traditional use of PINs.” – Maher Mikati, CEO, Areeba, Areeba, a Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider, will offer Gemalto‘s biometric Visa card to its client in the Middle East. It’s the latest sign of…

Zwipe Raises Millions on Back of Private Placement

Zwipe Raises Millions on Back of Private Placement

“The funding may be seen as an indication of investors’ excitement over biometric payment cards, which are poised to have a breakout year in 2018 as major financial services firms like Mastercard and Visa prepare large-scale launches.” Zwipe‘s private placement last month paid off, with the company now announcing that it has brought in a…

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

“The company also emphasized that the Bank of Cyprus project is just one of “multiple upcoming pilots in 2018″ for Gemalto’s solution – which is of course good news for Zwipe.” Zwipe technology is going to lend a helping hand in Gemalto‘s biometric payment card pilot project with the Bank of Cyprus and other such…

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Zwipe is banking on a big new private placement to help fund its push into the emerging biometric payment cards market. Valued at NOK 35 million, or about $4.3 million, the new shares were sold to both current and new investors. In a statement announcing the move, Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad called it an acknowledgement…

G4S Canada Incorporates Zwipe Access Into Solutions Portfolio

G4S Canada Incorporates Zwipe Access Into Solutions Portfolio

G4S Canada has partnered with Zwipe to offer its customers Zwipe Access, the latter’s biometric card reader solution for access control. In a statement announcing the integration of Zwipe Access into the G4S portfolio, G4S Chief Business Development Officer Tim Saunders emphasized the ease of integration with Zwipe Access, since the solution operates independent of…

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products Integrates Zwipe Access Into Data Center Security Portfolio

Chatsworth Products (‘CPI’), a provider of security solutions for IT infrastructure, is integrating Zwipe‘s biometric access control card into its portfolio. The development means that CPI customers will be able to leverage biometric authentication via Zwipe Access cards, enabling authorized individuals to access secure areas with a simple fingerprint scan at a card reader. The…

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

The biometric smart cards that have just been shipped by Zwipe feature Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensors, the latter has announced. It’s Zwipe’s first shipment of its biometric smart card solution, and represents the first in what could be a long line, with Zwipe having just announced that it has established seven new agreements with payments…

Zwipe Ships Order of Biometric Tech For Payment Cards

Zwipe Ships Order of Biometric Tech For Payment Cards

Zwipe’s biometric smart card business is racing down the runway toward liftoff, it seems. The company has announced that it has just shipped its first order of biometric technology destined for biometric payment cards, and that it has established seven new agreements with “card manufacturers and payments ecosystem partners”, according to a statement. Elaborating further,…

Zwipe’s Biometric Access Cards Proliferate ASIS 2017

Zwipe’s Biometric Access Cards Proliferate ASIS 2017

Norway-based Zwipe is on hand at this week’s ASIS 2017 expo in Texas, and so are a few of its partners, the company has announced. One of them is a newly-announced partner – US-based RFID chip encoder Identiv, which will demo Zwipe Access biometric access control cards at its booth. In a statement announcing their…

Zwipe Partners With Identiv

Zwipe Partners With Identiv

“The development comes soon after Zwipe acquired new distribution partners for its biometric access control cards last month, with Nexus Group offering Zwipe Access to clients in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe…” Zwipe has partnered with US-based Identiv to encode the RFID chips in its line of biometric smart cards. In a statement announcing…

Zwipe Access Gets Another New Distributor

Zwipe Access Gets Another New Distributor

Sweden-based Nexus Group has agreed to distribute Zwipe Access biometric smart cards as part of its portfolio of identity verification solutions. More specifically, the company will offer Zwipe Access through its Nexus GO Cards as a Service online portal, making it available to clients across 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. In…

South Africa-Based Priority Group Holdings To Market And Sell Zwipe Access Biometric Cards

South Africa-Based Priority Group Holdings To Market And Sell Zwipe Access Biometric Cards

Zwipe has found a new distributor in the southern African market. The company has announced that South Africa-based Priority Group Holdings will market and sell its Zwipe Access biometric card through the Southern African Development Community, a decades-old economic community encompassing 15 member states. In a statement announcing the agreement, Zwipe said Priority Group Holdings’…

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

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…

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