Zwipe Banks $5M To Get Its Biometric Payment Cards To Market In Early 2016

By | October 14, 2015

Norwegian startup Zwipe, which is taking aim at payment card PIN codes and passwords with an embedded fingerprint reader technology to authenticate card payments, has closed a $5 million Series B funding round. The investment comes from Photon Future, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenzhen-based high-tech holding group Kuang-Chi Group. The group is now Zwipe’s largest shareholder, with a 20… Read More »

SecureID Launches Smart Card Manufacturing Plant In Lagos

By | January 19, 2015

The commissioning of the SecureID smart card manufacturing plant happened today. The plant is the first EMV-certified smartcard manufacturing plant in Sub- Sahara Africa. So, you may be worrying what this means. This means that we now have a local manufacturing plant that will be responsible for the production of 200 million smartcards on an annual basis. The… Read More »

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

By | October 18, 2014

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months. For security purposes, the fingerprints of the user are stored in the Zwipe MasterCard instead of an external database. The biometric authentication technology built into the… Read More »

UK – Smart Card Unveiled For Norfolk Public Transport

By | March 28, 2014

A smart travel card for use on bus journeys and the park-and-ride scheme has been unveiled in Norfolk. Similar to London’s Oyster Card system, the Holdall card can be used on the park-and-ride in Norwich from 14 April when the system goes live. The council says it hopes to extend the card’s use to school and college transport… Read More »

3M Introduces Overt, Personalized Security Feature for ID Documents

By | November 19, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M Identity Management introduces its newest innovation in overt security features for polycarbonate credentials—3M™ Laser Engraved Floating Image. With this proprietary technology, document issuers can incorporate strong and easily verifiable security features that are individual to the document holder, such as a “ghost” portrait, signature and birthdate. Personalized Security Feature Laser engraved floating images can… Read More »