DUBAI, UAE and OSLO, NORWAY; 17 October 2016 – Zwipe and Mawarid Technology today agreed a technical and commercial partnership that will see Zwipe’s full product portfolio of biometric authentication solutions being made available in the Middle East.
Mawarid Technology is one of the UAE’s first homegrown technology platforms. The group offers high-value, customized systems with integrated IT solutions and services, security and technology systems integration and payment systems solutions and services capabilities to governmental organizations as well as private and public sector companies in the Middle East. It consists of three established and innovative enterprises: Falcon Eye Technology, TACME and QuickNet. Combined, the group enterprises have detailed understanding of business and technology infrastructure in the Middle East region.
“We are very excited to offer Zwipe’s innovative biometric solutions to the rapidly evolving Middle East technology market. Zwipe has easy to use and secure products, which will appeal strongly to our stakeholders. Having extensive experience and knowledge of the Middle East card market, we see Zwipe’s unique biometric solutions being quickly adopted and embraced by our customers,” said Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Mawarid Technology. “We are ready to deploy Zwipe’s technology and provide a more diverse set of solutions to our prestigious clients within the government, oil and gas and private markets across the Middle East. Through our partnership with Zwipe, we believe we can deliver more value to our clients and equip them to succeed in today’s ever-shifting technology environment.”
Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe, said:
“The Middle East, especially the GCC, is of high strategic importance to us, due to the size of the market, the growing demand for secure and convenient biometric solutions, as well as the sharp focus on new technologies within the region. We are pleased to have entered into partnership with Mawarid Technology. They will add value through their impressive network and deep understanding of the market dynamics.”
As part of this major announcement Mawarid Technology will be exhibiting Zwipe products at this week's Gitex Technology Week.
Las Vegas, USA
Zwipe will be exhibiting it's latest technology and innovations at Money 20/20 for the second year in a row. " We see Money 20/20 as an excellent platform for us to exhibit and connect with the payments industry." said, Einar Boije, Zwipe's SVP of Sales and Marketing. The event being held at the Venetian in Las Vegas from October 23rd to the 26th is considered one of the premier payments industry events of year.
OSLO, NORWAY and TOKYO, JAPAN- 20 June 2016- Zwipe, a global leader in biometric identification technologies, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hitachi Group’s trading company (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) – today announced a partnership agreement. The framework agreement is outlining commitments for commercial and technical cooperation including sales and distribution rights for the full product portfolio of Zwipe’s solutions to the Japanese market. With this new alliance comes also the potential for high-volume manufacturing of the Zwipe product line through Hitachi High-Tech’s systems, as well as an extension for Hitachi High-Tech to selling into other geographic markets.
“Working with Hitachi High-Tech is a significant milestone for Zwipe,” said Kim Humborstad, CEO and Founder of Zwipe. “We are proud to be recognized as a valued partner for Hitachi High-Tech, and are confident that our products can be seamlessly integrated into Hitachi High-Tech’s value chain. We have already worked closely with Hitachi High-Tech for some time and this formal agreement is an acceleration of our close cooperation. Hitachi High-Tech have a strong presence in both the electronics and card industry, as well as a deep understanding of the end user market, so in many ways they are an ideal partner for us.”
Hitachi High-Tech, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has about 10,000 employees working globally. As a leading trading company in advanced materials, electronic components and semiconductor, Hitachi High-Tech is known for commercializing superior technology and products in a wide range of industries, amongst them smart cards and secure access control cards.
“We are very excited to offer Zwipe’s innovative and attractive biometric solutions to the rapidly evolving Japanese market,” said Ichiro Matsuba, General Manager, Electronic Components & Materials Dept., of Hitachi High-Tech. “We strongly believe that now is the ideal time to familiarize our stakeholders with Zwipe products and believe this partnership will open up new business opportunities for both parties. Having extensive experience and know-how of the Japanese card market, we see Zwipe’s biometric solutions as a great innovation that our customers will embrace and quickly adopt.”
Through products such as Zwipe Access©, Zwipe ID© and Zwipe Payment©, Zwipe continues to be the industry leader in innovative biometric identification solutions. Zwipe will be present at the upcoming IFSEC International trade show in London from 21-23 June, demonstrating its latest products.
About Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is engaged in activities in a broad range of fields, including Science & Medical Systems, Electronic Device Systems, Industrial Systems, and Advanced Industrial Products. The company's consolidated sales for FY 2015 were approx. 629 billion [USD5.8 billion].
To learn more about Hitachi High-Tech, please visit http://www.hitachi-hightech.com/global/
LONDON, UK - 19 April 2016 - Zwipe today announced it was awarded the Innovation in Payments award at the FinTech Innovation Awards in London. A competitive category with over 60 entrants, Zwipe’s payment solution was recognized for its ability to disrupt the payments sector through innovation and state-of-the-art technology.
“We are thrilled to have received this recognition in such a competitive category,” said Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe. “Every day sees more entrants into the fintech space, and as the competition heats up, we continue our commitment of creating and launching innovative and disruptive products. This award reflects the dedication and passion of our team to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.”
Zwipe Payment© 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 point-of-sale (POS) terminals eliminates the need for a battery, thereby allowing for a thin form factor.
Zwipe Payment© cards are issued by regular banks and can be used in any EMV compatible POS infrastructure. Zwipe Payment© offers the ideal balance between convenience and security through its unique enroll-and-capture-on-card technology, the security and safety of the users biometric data is never compromised. Through products such as Zwipe Access©, Zwipe ID© and Zwipe Payment©, Zwipe continues to be the industry leader in innovative biometric identification solutions. Zwipe will be present at the upcoming IFSEC International trade show in London on 21-23 June and will be
demonstrating its latest products.
OSLO, NORWAY - MAY 5 2015 - We would like to formally introduce Zwipe's newest team member: Einar Boije! In his role as Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Einar bring with him a wealth of experience from high tech sectors including broadcast, media and television. Approximately 10 years ago, Einar joined a start up (T-VIPS), which grew to become a global leader in providing solutions to the telecommunications industry.
Experiencing first hand how technologies can blossom from ideas to tangible results has inspired Einar to continue working in the fast-paced start-up arena. At Zwipe, Einar sees the same potential with the technology becoming increasingly commercialized and ultimately providing a real benefit to the end user.
"When I was introduced to Zwipe, I recognized similarities between the industry I was in and the biometrics industry," said Einar. "We are at the beginning of a significant upward trend in biometrics integration; from financial institutions to government identification. This is the perfect time to be a part of the confluence of entrepreneurship, innovation and limitless opportunity."
Within his new role at Zwipe, Einar is tasked with leading the sales and marketing efforts on a global level, as well as supporting the CEO and management team in their go-to-market strategies.
Please help us welcome Einar to the team!