POSTED : 16,04,19 - 1:00 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – 16 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe announces a proprietary JavaCard operating system (OS) solution compatible with multiple global payment network applets. The solution is integrated with Zwipe’s biometric engine and is relevant for biometric payment cards, wearables and other ultra-low power payment and biometric applications.


In the biometric payment card marketplace, the primary operating systems in use are Multos and Java. Speaking on the JavaCard OS solutions development, André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said “With this announcement, Zwipe is uniquely positioned to be able to offer products that address both Multos and Java, further broadening the company’s scope in meeting various customer preferences and needs in the biometric payment card marketplace” adding “several of our already announced partners will use our JavaCard enabled biometric payment solution and we have received interest from multiple other card manufacturers to integrate it into their payment card offerings”.


Zwipe’s biometric payment platform features the company’s biometric engine and power management systems located on a flexible inlay which is integrated inside a traditional payment card by card manufacturing partners. This platform is seamlessly integrated with JavaCard OS and multiple payment applets found on the card’s secure element.


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POSTED : 09,04,19 - 1:00 pm

SAO BERNANDO DO CAMPO, BRAZIL – 9 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil (TGS), reference in Technology Solutions, Services of Identification and Printing of Security Documents in Brazil and in the world, one of the largest card manufacturers in Latin America with 55 million cards produced in 2018, have agreed to co-develop and launch biometric payment cards.


Commenting on this strategically important development President of Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil, Hernani Finazzi said “We are excited to partner with Zwipe and leverage their industry leading expertise and intellectual property to be a first mover in Brasil with a product we believe has a strong value proposition to our customers, some of the region’s most established and fasted growing issuers.”


TGS intends to utilize Zwipe’s technology platform in bringing their biometric payment cards and other associated solutions to market. Development has begun with integration of the TGS payment card platform with Zwipe’s proprietary biometric technology with the first joint products planned for release in 2019.  The two companies also confirmed that there are multiple banks in Brazil who have already engaged in serious dialogues to trial the solution.


Speaking on this important partnership André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said “ We are proud to partner with a leading and innovative first mover like TGS and looking forward to collaborating on new opportunities in Latin America and beyond.”


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About Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil


The group Thomas Greg & Sons established in Brazil in 2000 to serve the Brazilian security printing market. In its almost 20 years of operation, the company has consolidated as one of the largest companies in the segments of Security Prints, Solutions, Smart Cards, Identification Systems and Traceability. Currently, the group is present in thirteen countries, with more than 10,000 employees. In Brazil, it has a branch in eleven states providing the national driver's license, identity card with automated biometric identification system, vehicle ownership document, traceability stamps, diplomas, electoral system, smart cards, among others.


To learn more, visit www.thomasgreg.com.br


Media Contact for Thomas Greg & Sons do Brasil: Hernani Finazzi, CEO, +55 11 2666.8821, vendas@thomasgreg.com.br


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POSTED : 05,04,19 - 1:19 pm

OSLO, NORWAY - APRIL 5, 2019 - Zwipe CEO, André Løvestam, presented at the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit yesterday at Rise New York. He shared Zwipe's views on how biometric payment cards and biometric enabled wearable devices will help further expand the prevalence of contactless payments.  There was strong emphasis on customer and user experience by many of the different participants, representing a wide range of biometric modalities from iris to fingerprint recognition. What was clear at the summit is that the marketplace is open and there is definitely an appetite for biometric solutions, across verticals, because they are becoming ubiquitous in people's daily lives.


The common message is the importance of simplicity and security, confirming the value of Zwipe's mission; "making convenience secure".


See the presentation here Zwipe Goode Intelligence Summit Presentation


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POSTED : 04,04,19 - 4:00 pm

OSLO, NORWAY - 4 April 2019: Reference is made to the notice sent on 12 March 2019 for extraordinary general meeting on 11 April 2019 at 13:00 CET.


After issuance of the notice, the board have received a request from two shareholders for additional items to be included in the agenda for the extraordinary general meeting.


Enclosed you will find an addendum to the notice of the extraordinary general meeting relating to the shareholders request as applicable to their shareholder rights, which relates to:




  • - Alternative proposal related to the proposal to establish a nomination committee

  • - Alternative proposal related to the proposal to amend the articles concerning notice period

  • - Election of two new board members in addition to the existing board members

  • - Proposal related to an instruction to the board concerning the strike price on issued options


As stated on the notice sent 12. March; notice of attendance, in person or by proxy, shall be given no later than 10 April 2019 at 16:00 CET. Shareholders are encouraged to register this electronically through the company’s website www.zwipe.com or through VPS Investor Services (where pin code and reference number is not needed). Alternatively, the attached form may be sent by e-mail to genf@dnb.no, or regular post to DNB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, NO-0021 Oslo.


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Lisbeth Breum, CFO


+47 932 28 126


lisbeth@zwipe.com


 

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POSTED : 02,04,19 - 8:00 am

OSLO, NORWAY – 02 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe and TAG Systems Group, a leading European card manufacturer announced a partnership to launch a commercial biometric payment card offering that will include a secure at-home enrolment solution.


TAG Systems is the primary card manufacturing partner for a large number of financial institutions based in Northern Europe and is a leading provider of a multitude of products for the major European based challenger banks that have seen rapid growth in the last 18 months.


Commenting on this major development in the growing biometric payment card marketplace Jon Neeraas, CEO of TAG Systems, said “we are excited to launch this partnership with Zwipe leveraging their expertise and intellectual property in this emerging product vertical” adding “we work with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing challenger banks and see their capability to launch new products in high volume, we believe financial institutions can embrace this biometric payment card technology and successfully scale up.”


TAG Systems’ subsidiaries throughout Europe including TagNitecrest in the UK, will support the commercialization of the solution by integrating Zwipe’s proprietary biometric technology platform by utilizing their expertise in card manufacturing, personalization and fulfillment services.


Speaking on this partnership André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said “TAG Systems is one of most prominent card manufacturers in the Nordics and a first mover and leading supplier to European challenger banks. I am confident that this collaboration will further strengthen Zwipe’s position in the growing biometric payment marketplace.”


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About TAG Systems
TAG Systems is evolving the way the payment industry moves, by seamless supply of ready-ade payment cards throughout all European countries. Our fast-growing company with more than 300 employees in Andorra, Spain, Poland, UK and Norway make sure we deliver high quality products and services to financial institutions.


Media Contact: Olga Baro, +376 358 321 obaro@tagsystems.net 

POSTED : 01,04,19 - 8:00 am

OSLO, NORWAY – 01 APRIL 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Mueller as its Chief Technology Officer, effective today.


Dr. Mueller joins Zwipe with an impressive track record of over 20 years in senior technical development positions focusing on biometrics and smart card technology at leading companies such as Siemens, Giesecke+Devrient and BMW. His most recent role was serving as Chief Technology Officer at Next Biometrics.


At Zwipe, Dr. Mueller will lead Zwipe’s technical vision and development to ensure the company’s commercialization and long-term success. With this appointment, Zwipe will establish a European tech hub, which will complement the company’s existing research and development center in Colorado Springs, USA. Based out of Munich, Germany, the new hub will add further expertise to Zwipe on biometrics, algorithms, payment card integration, enrolment solutions and product management.


Commenting on this strong addition to the Zwipe team, CEO of Zwipe André Løvestam said “Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.”


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POSTED : 12,03,19 - 4:31 pm

OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 12, 2019 -  The board of directors of Zwipe AS calls for an extraordinary general meeting to be held at the premises of Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, Filipstad Brygge 1, 0252 Oslo, Norway on 11 April 2019 at 13:00 CET. Enclosed you will find the notice of the extraordinary general meeting.


The purpose of the extraordinary general meeting is to vote on:




  • -Establishment of a nomination committee

  • -Proposal on authorizations to the board on capital increase

  • -New provision in the articles of association on three-week notice period to a general meeting

  • -Remuneration to the members of the board


Notice of attendance, in person or by proxy, shall be given no later than 10 April 2019 at 16:00 CET. Shareholders are encouraged to register this electronically through the company’s website www.zwipe.com or through VPS Investor Services (where pin code and reference number is not needed). Alternatively, the attached form may be sent by e-mail to genf@dnb.no, or regular post to DNB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, NO-0021 Oslo.


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Lisbeth Breum, CFO


+47 932 28 126


lisbeth@zwipe.com


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OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 12, 2019 - Zwipe AS today publishes its annual report 2018. To view or download the report please visit the link here.  


The general meeting of Zwipe AS will be held Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 13:00 CET.


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POSTED : 11,03,19 - 4:47 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – MARCH 11, 2019 – Zwipe's CEO André Løvestam sat down to share some updates at Zwipe and to talk about the company's role in the growing biometric payment marketplace.






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POSTED : 27,02,19 - 1:00 pm

OSLO, NORWAY – FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – Biometric technology company Zwipe has selected Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape sensor for use in the company’s latest generation offering to be submitted for certification as part of Zwipe’s commercialization efforts for biometric payment cards. The selection is based on the sensor’s performance and scalability in mass volume production.


The selection also highlights Zwipe’s first patent* describing a method of manufacturing a smartcard with an on-board biometric sensor, where first a card body is formed having a circuit embedded within it, and then a cavity is formed in the card body to expose contacts on the circuit to connect to the biometric sensor. In the card manufacturing industry this production method is commonly referred to as post-placement, enabling industrialized manufacturing techniques such as hot lamination of plastic cards without damaging the sensor.





The T-Shape sensor is specifically designed to utilize this post-placement production method as it is the most efficient means of mass producing biometric smart cards. It is expected that, over time, a significant portion of biometric smart cards will be manufactured in this method. As previously communicated, fingerprint sensor suppliers are expected to sell sensors made for post-placement directly to the card producers as they will not be fixed to the card inlay before lamination.


The patent has been granted by the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as in the United States, China, South Korea and Australia. The patent was challenged in the EPO by multiple industrial groups. As a result, the patent is currently in an appeal process which is expected to take a minimum of two years if not longer to complete and finalize. During this period the rights granted under the EPO patent are upheld for the patent holder until a final decision is rendered.


Speaking on the selection André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said “we have a long-standing partnership with Fingerprint Cards and have chosen the T-Shape sensor because it gives our solution the quickest route to market, helping Zwipe offer a mass-market ready solution while leveraging our strong position in the value chain as evidenced by our patent portfolio.”


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*Patent Numbers US9471825B2 / EP2842079B1 / KR 101758444B1 /CN 104380313B /AU2013252025/EP2842079B1

Further information:

André Løvestam, CEO
+47 930 44 040
info@zwipe.com

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