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Zwipe ID fingerprint authentication for access control security systems ISC West 2016 launch

Published on 22 February, 2016
Zwipe ID© offers superior balance between convenience and security and can be integrated without replacing a single Access Control reader
Zwipe ID utilises Zwipe’s patent pending biometric authentication technology

Zwipe recently announced the release of Zwipe ID©, a card with fingerprint authentication capabilities targeted for the global Access Control market. With the same format as a standard card, Zwipe ID© is targeted towards mainstream Access Control security systems. The Zwipe ID© card will be launched at the ISC West tradeshow April 6-8 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Self-contained fingerprint system

Designed to work within regular MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Classic Access Control systems provided by integrators around the world, the fully self-contained fingerprint system is used to identify the legitimate card owner.

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

Zwipe ID© includes an integrated biometric sensor and utilizes Zwipe’s patent pending biometric authentication technology to allow capture of the users fingerprint and to securely maintain the cardholder’s data on the device. The ability to harvest energy from already installed Access Control readers not only eliminates the need for a battery, but also avoids costly reader replacement.

Convenient two-factor authentication

Zwipe ID© cards can be issued in any situation where verification of the card holders identity is essential, from pharmacies to data centres and front doors to vending machines. Zwipe ID© offers superior balance between convenience and security and can be integrated without replacing a single Access Control reader. Simple on-card enrolment allows for immediate implementation of two-factor authentication for Mifare and DESFire based access systems, both physical and logical.

“The demand for convenient and secure on-card biometric credentials has grown exponentially and I am delighted to bring this product to the market,” said Bob Fee, N.A Director of Sales. “Between our two access control product lines, Zwipe Access and Zwipe ID©, we expand our ability to support a much wider market reaching even deeper into corporate environments, educational markets and governmental identification applications.”

Zwipe is the industry leader in biometrics credentials for the Access Control industry with it’s Zwipe Access product installed at several high security facilities in North and South America and Europe. The Zwipe ID© will be available through Zwipe’s network of resellers starting April 6th 2016.

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