POSTED : 14,09,17 - 3:02 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – 14 SEPTEMBER 2017, – Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE) today announced that the company has partnered with biometric technology company Zwipe for access control card formatting services. Identiv’s U.S.-based card service bureau is programming the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in Zwipe’s biometric credential line, providing all physical access control system (PACS) formats from Identiv’s portfolio. Identiv will present samples of Zwipe’s biometric cards during ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) on September 26 – 28, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.


In order to encode its biometric cards in a wide variety of formats, Zwipe connected with Identiv. Identiv’s encoding solutions are fast, flexible, and far less expensive than competing providers. Through this collaboration, Zwipe customers can now order Zwipe access control products pre-formatted with the most popular 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz smart card formatting schemes, enabling seamless integration with end-customer systems without the need for additional card formatting services by the integrator.


“Identiv is seeing strong growth in the interest for biometric-enabled access control solutions,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director Product Management. “The Zwipe credential products are very user friendly and offer a fast and efficient way for customers to upgrade to a biometric security level in their access control installations, without the need to change their readers and back-end system. We see a good market opportunity for Identiv by supplying formatting services for Zwipe cards, which we believe meets a strong and growing need in the marketplace.”


Zwipe’s biometric credential is delivered as credit card-sized card with a powerful, embedded biometric sensor for user enrollment and identity verification. After successful authentication via fingerprint, the radio frequency identification (RFID) interface of the card is enabled, allowing the card to behave like a typical access control credential.


“We are very excited to work with Identiv, as it allows us to address a large segment of customers for the first time — not just in the U.S. but across the world — thanks to the company’s expansive customer network,” said Einar Boije, Zwipe’s SVP of Access Control. “With Identiv’s capacity, we can now provide formatting services alongside our access control product lines, making it that much easier to integrate and deploy the world’s smallest biometric reader.”


Visit Identiv at booth 3617 during ASIS 2017 to see samples of Zwipe’s biometric credentials. To schedule a meeting during the event, please fill out this form. If your company has complex card encoding needs, contact Identiv at +1 888-809-8880 or sales@identiv.com.


 

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About Identiv
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Identiv, Inc. is a global provider of physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. Customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors rely on Identiv’s access and identification solutions. Identiv's mission is to secure the connected physical world: from perimeter to desktop access, and from the world of physical things to the Internet of Everything. Identiv is a publicly traded company and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market in the U.S. under the symbol “INVE.” For more information, visit identiv.com


Media Inquiries can be directed to press@identiv.com 
POSTED : 30,08,17 - 2:23 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – 30 AUGUST 2017, – Identity and security company Nexus Group and biometric technology company Zwipe have signed a distribution agreement and launched the sale of Zwipe’s biometric access cards 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,” says Nexus’s Jon Land, Managing Director for Norway.

Compromised security and illegitimate access to buildings and systems is a constantly increasing concern with government and private organisations alike. With Zwipe’s biometric access card, the user completes the identity verification process by simply placing their finger on the fingerprint sensor on the access card before presenting it to the card reader. Only the rightful owner of the card can use it, hence a lost or stolen card, or employees exchanging cards is no longer a security threat.


Einar Boije, SVP of Access Control at Zwipe, is pleased that Nexus will manage the stock keeping, personalization and distribution of Zwipe Access throughout 15 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Nexus is an established and rapidly growing company with an impressive customer base and a great partner network. Nexus’ online ordering portal enables end users and Systems Integrators to acquire ready programmed and personalized Zwipe Access cards rapidly and efficient. Our new partnership is making the Zwipe Access supply process just as straight-forward as its technology,” says Boije.


“Zwipe has developed a truly unique solution that suits companies and organizations that have a need for increasing their security – without making any costly and complicated changes to their existing access control system or security infrastructure,” says Land.


The user’s fingerprint is registered directly and only on the secure chip on the card, which means there is no need for biometric databases, unlike what is required with any other biometric access system.

“Zwipe’s fingerprint cards make biometrics easy and cost-efficient. Since we are all about innovative technology, Zwipe Access fits perfectly in our product portfolio,” says Land.


 

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About Nexus Group


Swedish-owned Nexus Group is an innovative and rapidly growing product company, developing identity and security solutions. Its technology helps organizations digitize their operations in a secure way by enabling e-commerce and online banking, managing physical and digital access, securing access control, issuing access cards, enabling e-services in the public sector and protecting communication between things. Nexus has 300 employees across 15 offices in Europe, India, and the US, as well as a global partner network. Nexus’s mission is to contribute to the formation of a secure society, and everything the company and its employees do is guided by three core values: we care, we innovate, we are committed. For more information, please visit www.nexusgroup.com.


 

Press Contacts


Carolen Ytander, CMO at Nexus, carolen.ytander@nexusgroup.com, +46 729 74 34 61
Jon Land, Managing Director for Norway at Nexus, jon.land@nexusgroup.com, +47 977 30 269
Ado Fazlic, Director of PR and Marketing at Zwipe, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040
POSTED : 21,08,17 - 6:00 am

OSLO, NORWAY – 21 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has chosen Zwipe Access as the preferred solution for the prestigious school’s security needs both for students and staff. The deployment of the Zwipe biometric solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s distribution partner and systems integrator in the United Kingdom.


Speaking on the selection of Zwipe Access, David White, Facilities Manager at Rose Bruford said ”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 our existing system hardware and software platform.”


Kodit Security specializes in electronic and physical security systems and has an extensive client network in the UK.


Commenting on the deployment, Jack Reyner, Managing Director at Kodit Security said “Kodit Security UK has always maintained a very strong relationship with Rose Bruford College spanning over 15 years. Zwipe was the most obvious and easiest way to upgrade the institution’s current systems without the cost of upgrading existing infrastructure. The issue we had come across with other biometric solutions was the high cost involved with upgrading readers and software, if not the entire system. When we realised how simple and cost effective it would be with the Zwipe biometric access card, we grasped the opportunity. The support we receive from Zwipe is unparalleled and having worked with other solutions providers in the past, nothing else even comes close to what Zwipe can offer.”


Commenting on the order John Laws, Zwipe’s Director of Sales EMEA said “We are very pleased that Rose Bruford College has selected our solution and are very happy to be working with such a great partner in the UK, Kodit Security. We see the education sector as an ideal use case for Zwipe Access, as it allows institutions to integrate biometric access control in a quick and cost effective manner with existing infrastructure, either for the entire premises or for secure areas such as labs and data centers. We have seen great interest throughout Europe, and are currently making progress to secure deployments with several other universities.”


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About Kodit Security UK LTD
Established by a team of experienced professionals with over sixty years’ industry experience, Kodit are specialist providers of electronic and physical security systems, featuring closed circuit TV, IP systems, access control and door entry systems, intruder and fire detection, gate automation and physical barriers, bollards, shutters and grilles. With a customer-centric focus Kodit will design tailor-made solutions for the prevention of losses due to theft, fraud and vandalism using innovative, leading edge technologies at competitive prices. For more information about Kodit please visit, www.kodit-security.com


About Zwipe
Zwipe is a leading biometric technology company developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy to use biometric authentication solutions that function without the need for batteries or fixed power supply and external databases. Zwipe’s award-winning solutions can be implemented in a wide range of high volume applications adapted to three key areas; payment, access control and ID. Together with industry leading partners and suppliers Zwipe offers unparalleled technical performance and peace of mind for both the organization and the end-user. For more information please visit www.zwipe.com

Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040
POSTED : 16,08,17 - 3:12 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – 16 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Priority Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a leading digital security provider and installer based in South Africa has chosen Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution. The two companies have signed a Distribution Agreement that includes the marketing, sale and distribution of Zwipe Access cards for the Southern African Development Community (SADC), representing a territory composed of 15 countries across the southern part of the continent.


Priority Group Holdings client network features end users representing some of the region's largest and most well-respected companies and organizations within the financial, healthcare and education segments.


Commenting on the new agreement, Kgaudi Mahlangu, Chief Executive Officer of Priority Group Holdings said “ We have been providing turn-key security solutions for our customers for some time and have seen a serious demand from our far reaching customer network for biometrics, after getting to know Zwipe, we felt that Zwipe’s portfolio of solutions provided the best combination of security and convenience that we could find,” adding “ we have already placed our first order, with the first deployment taking place in Q3 this year. We are confident that our customers will see the benefit of adopting Zwipe’s solution, because it is the easiest way to upgrade to a biometrics solution without needing to change their existing access control readers.”


Speaking on the new partnership, John Laws, Zwipe’s Director of Sales EMEA said “biometric authentication, and fingerprint scanning in particular, is rapidly being adopted in Africa, both for payment and for secure identification. With Priority Group Holdings experience in high security system integration, and with Zwipe’s unique on-card authentication solutions, the timing is now ideal to introduce Zwipe Access to the region,” adding “we are pleased that Priority Group Holdings has selected our solution, and we are excited that their customers are already testing Zwipe Access. We have seen great interest from governmental, institutional and enterprise customers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and we see the African market as key to our global growth strategy, this would not be possible without dedicated local partners like Priority Group Holdings who truly understand the local cultures, demands and the value of upgrading to biometrics at a fraction of the cost, all without needing to change or upgrade existing systems and infrastructure.”


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About Priority Group Holdings (PTY) Ltd.
Formed in Pretoria, South Africa, Priority Group Holdings is a team of dedicated ICT professionals focused on providing, installing and servicing new technology platforms for a diverse network of clients operating in the healthcare, education and financial industries. Their motto is security simplified and as the company has grown over the last few years their security offerings have been tailored for Data Centre services, IT outsourcing and integration, network support and telecommunications services to high security integration projects. To find out more about Priority Group Holdings (PTY) Ltd. please visit www.prioritygroupholdings.com


About Zwipe
Zwipe is a leading biometric technology company developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy to use biometric authentication solutions that function without the need for batteries or fixed power supply and external databases. Zwipe’s award-winning solutions can be implemented in a wide range of high volume applications adapted to three key areas; payment, access control and ID. Together with industry leading partners and suppliers Zwipe offers unparalleled technical performance and peace of mind for both the organization and the end-user. For more information please visit www.zwipe.com

Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040
Priority Group PR Contact: Cynthia Morulane, cynthia@prioritygroupholdings.co.za, +27(0)12 686 9011
POSTED : 06,06,17 - 12:41 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – 06 JUNE 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that it has secured two new orders for its biometric payment solution, the first coming from an undisclosed customer in Asia and the second coming from a global tier-1 card manufacturer. These customers will deploy cards with Zwipe’s biometric payment solution in Q3 and Q4. Zwipe expects to see its technology in payment cards deployed in Europe and Asia with these two customers and others this year.


The uniquely designed solution consists of an electronic inlay so thin and flexible that it can be embedded into existing payment cards, which must adhere to strict thickness, bend and torsion guidelines. Combining existing EMV infrastructure with an added layer of security, the inlay integrates an off the shelf fingerprint sensor with Zwipe’s biometric engine and power harvesting technology to allow only the authorized user to complete both contactless and contact transactions with the card, without the need for a battery. It is compatible with standard contact or contactless point of sale terminals, which provide the power necessary to operate the biometric payment card.


Zwipe’s biometric payment solution directly addresses multiple types of fraudulent activity. According to a recent report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), contactless fraud in the UK has seen a dramatic spike since its introduction, doubling from 2015 to 2016. Due to this enhanced security, enabled by biometrics, users would also be able to make contactless payments without transaction limits. As the entire payment ecosystem, from bank to merchant to customer is more secure.


Speaking on the order, Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said, “integrating biometrics into payment cards is a logical thing to do, however, to work in scale it needs to be practical, user friendly and function without the need for a biometric database. Our technology addresses this directly.” Adding “these orders reflect the progress Zwipe has made as a company, both with regards to our strong commercial partnerships and how our technology has matured.”


Zwipe will be hosting an event in Oslo today, where the company plans to share more details on its recent progress and strategic direction.


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About Zwipe


Zwipe is a leading biometric technology company developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy to use biometric authentication solutions that function without the need for batteries or fixed power supply and external databases. Zwipe’s award-winning solutions can be implemented in a wide range of high volume applications adapted to three key areas; payment, access control and ID. Together with industry leading partners and suppliers Zwipe offers unparalleled technical performance and peace of mind for both the organization and the end-user. For more information please visit www.zwipe.com


 NOTE TO EDITORS: A downloadable press kit can be found at zwipe.com or by clicking here.


Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040

POSTED : 08,05,17 - 10:47 am

ORLANDO, USA – 08 May 2017, – Biometric tech company Zwipe attended the Identification Systems Group (ISG) Annual Spring Conference this past weekend. 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 and most important private event. At this year's conference, Zwipe had the privlege of presenting both it's  Phyiscal Access and Logical ID solutions to the attendees.


Representing Zwipe at the event, Bob Fee, Zwipe's Director of Access Control Sales North America said "  Being able to show first-hand how simple it is to upgrade to two-factor authentication without having to change your existing infrastructure is a real eye opener for many. Seeing our biometric access control credentials up close and seeing how easy they are to use is key to securing the support of ISG members in selling and promoting our products."


In addition Zwipe also presented biometric enhanced logical access with Open Domain Sphinx Solutions, a technology company offering a wide range of logical access software applications.


About Identification Systems Group


The Identification Systems Group (ISG) was started in 1982 as an association for photo identification system dealers across North America to provide the best products, services, supplies, and information to their customers at the best possible price, and we are still committed to that very same mission.



ISG Members are an elite group of established professionals that understand the ever-changing markets that our clients represent and the products and solutions they need. With an established presence throughout the US and Canada, certified ISG Members are identification industry veterans that can work with you on any identification or identity management systems project large or small, local or nationwide. They also collaborate to provide consistent and cohesive services and technical support for clients with locations across state or country borders.

For more information about ISG please visit


www.identificationsystemsgroup.com 

POSTED : 24,04,17 - 9:39 am

OSLO, NORWAY – 24 April 2017, – Biometric tech company Zwipe last week signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Malaysian digital identity solutions provider IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS) and MCS Microsystems Sdn Bhd (MCS) to develop, manufacture and distribute Government ID and payment solutions based on Zwipe's biometric technology in Southeast Asia and other suitable markets worldwide.


Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, IRIS Corporation Berhad (ACE Market: IRIS) is an established industry leader in providing trusted identification and payment solutions and the inventor of the world's first multi-application eID smart card. IRIS has over 20 years of experience working in trusted ID and customers in over 30 different countries worldwide, spread across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. IRIS was also the first company in Asia to set up a fully integrated manufacturing facilities for contact and contactless smart cards.


Commenting on the new venture, Chas Yap, IRIS co-founder and technical adviser said " We are looking to work with Zwipe to merge finance and ID together. This synergistic partnership aims to integrate Zwipe's core technology with IRIS's expertise in smart card manufacturing to create competitive and innovative payment cards and government ID solutions not just here in Southeast Asia but globally."


Speaking on the value of this partnership Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said "IRIS is a global player for ID solutions and has deployed millions of cards for government and institutional projects worldwide. We are excited about the partnership with IRIS and the opportunity they represent both within Payments and Government ID."


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About IRIS Corporation Berhad 


Founded in 1994, IRIS Corporation Berhad (ACE Market:IRIS) is a MSC-status technology innovator and leading provider of solutions and advancements for trusted identification and payment. Since pioneering the world's first electronic passport in 1998, IRIS has set itself apart as a dedicated end-to-end systems integrator for eID, ePassport, border control, multiple credential identity management ecosystems, and payment systems for financial and transportation industries where authenticity, improved security, speed, accuracy and effectiveness are of paramount importance. IRIS' innovative solutions, applications and devices have been deployed in over 30 countries across the globe, reaching far into Asia, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about IRIS, please visit the company's website at http://www.iris.com.my


NOTE TO EDITORS: A downloadable press kit can be found at zwipe.com or by clicking here.


Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040

POSTED : 19,04,17 - 10:00 am

SINGAPORE – 19 April 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe will for the first time publicly demonstrate its dual-interface payment card in Singapore, April 19th and 20th, at Seamless Asia. The innovative payments solution is the first of its kind to fully integrate EMV compatible contact and contactless transactions.  Working with existing infrastructure the ISO and EMV compliant card operates without the need for a battery, allowing end-users to make limitless contactless transactions thanks to the advanced security enabled by biometrics. All biometric information is securely encrypted only on the card and nowhere else meaning that the solution works without the need for a database.


Commenting on the progress of its payment solution, Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said “we have been working diligently to bring our biometric payment technology to market and the payment card, which we will be showcasing at Seamless Asia, will give attendees in Singapore a glimpse at what we have been demonstrating successfully behind closed doors in pilot programs over the last few months.”


Zwipe’s core technology is a payments system that is secured by biometrics and powered by near field technology. “We are not just integrating a fingerprint sensor into a traditional payment card. There are many unique components that are working seamlessly together to enable a more secure and user friendly experience with applications that go beyond cards.” commented Kim Humborstad, adding, “you do not need to sacrifice security for speed or a friendlier user experience, you can have it all.”


It is widely believed that adoption of biometric smart card applications and systems will happen this year with significant interest in Asia, Europe and North America. “From our discussions concerning the Asian marketplace with our partners in the region, we see our technology being deployed in Asia as early as this year.” commented Pascal Dufour, SVP of Payment at Zwipe, adding, “the technology is ready and our network of suppliers in the region has confirmed interest from multiple end customers.”


Seamless Asia 2017 will take place at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. To see live demonstrations and meet Zwipe’s Payments team please visit Zwipe at booth F03.


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About Zwipe


Zwipe is a leading biometric technology company developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy to use biometric authentication solutions that function without the need for batteries or fixed power supply and external databases. Zwipe’s award-winning solutions can be implemented in a wide range of high volume applications adapted to three key areas; payment, access control and ID. Together with industry leading partners and suppliers Zwipe offers unparalleled technical performance and peace of mind for both the organization and the end-user. For more information please visit www.zwipe.com


 


About Seamless Asia


Seamless Asia is the key meeting place for the brave new world of commerce. It is a new event built on 20 years of experience, a seamless continuity from Asia’s largest and longest running conference focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of ecommerce, retail and payments. For more information about Seamless please visit the link here.


NOTE TO EDITORS: A downloadable press kit can be found at zwipe.com or by clicking here.


Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, ado@zwipe.com, +47 930 44 040

POSTED : 31,03,17 - 6:08 pm

ORLANDO, USA– 31 March 2017, –The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) hosted their 10th annual ICMA Expo alongside the Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit with the focus being "Adapting to the Wave of Change and Technology". Zwipe was invited to present and participate in a panel as part of the New Technology Spotlight.


Representing Zwipe, Joachim Tofthagen, Partnerships Manager said, " We were invited by Barry Mosteller, Vice President of ICMA and a leading figure at CPI Card Group, one of our closest partners. It was an opportunity for us to share with the Smart Card Alliance, progress that we have made on our technological development while also emphasizing where we see our technology going into the future."


ICMA represents nearly 250 companies in the card industry from around the globe. The global card industry generated 26.5 billion USD in 2016 and produced 35.4 billion new cards worldwide, according to statistics compiled by the ICMA. With an even greater focus this year on innovation, the event drew a diverse crowd of industry experts and major players in the payments industry.


Summing up the event Joachim added "We have known for some time now that the market is ready and looking to integrate our innovative biometric solution into the manufacturing chain. Meeting with stakeholders in the alliance we see this shift happening quickly and we believe Zwipe is well positioned to serve this market in 2017."


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Zwipe PR Contact: Ado Fazlic, Director of PR & Marketing +47 93 04 40 40, ado@zwipe.com 
POSTED : 28,02,17 - 12:49 pm

OSLO, NORWAY– 28 February 2017, –Zwipe shared 2016 fourth quarter business highlights this week as part of its investor presentation hosted by Carnegie Norway, a prominent Nordic investment bank.


Zwipe has continued to make progress on testing, product expansion and market development in all three product verticals, Payment, Access Control and ID solutions. With a focus on preparing for large scale commercialization, the company has invested in organizational development, internal infrastructure and customer-centric R&D.


On the payment side, the company confirmed that it is on track for an expected launch in 2017 of dual interface biometric payment cards while also sharing that it has entered new statement of work agreements with two multinational card manufacturers in the quarter.


Regarding Access Control and ID solutions, Zwipe was pleased to communicate a large follow-up order from an existing customer in the United States. The critical infrastructure company, with an extensive network of facilities across the West Coast made the order following a successful initial deployment. This comes on the heels of Zwipe confirming a new partnership with ISG, a network of 33 solutions resellers covering the whole of North America, providing entry to an extensive sales channel for both Access and ID solutions. In Asia, Zwipe signed a letter of intent with a prominent Chinese public transportation company, paving the way for increased global product deployment.


Further, the company raised NOK 36 million of new equity in February expanding the support shown towards the economic potential of Zwipe’s unique technology and offerings.


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NOTE TO EDITORS: A downloadable press kit can be found at zwipe.com or by clicking here.

Zwipe IR Contact: Lisbeth Breum, CFO +47 93 22 81 26, lisbeth@zwipe.com