Re-posted with permission from Zwipe and Identiv
The Future of Biometric Access Control is Already Here
Identiv, Inc. recently 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 presented samples of Zwipe’s biometric cards during ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 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.”
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