Zwipe launched its new Channel Partner Program with more than 10 initial partners already established, covering the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Mexico.

The Zwipe Access card, which provides an on-card fingerprint scanner with 3D capacitive technology directly on a proximity or smartcard — recently named best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management at the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase (NPS) ceremony — is being used by organizations wanting to add biometric authorization to their verification process without having to swap out or add a single biometric reader. The Zwipe Access biometric card is compatible with all popular proximity and smart card readers, including those from HID, Allegion and Farpointe.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnerships with these established, globally dispersed resellers and integrators,” said Robert Fee, director of sales (access control) at Zwipe. “We are also very appreciative of our partners’ patience as we continue to ramp up production to meet existing orders of the much anticipated Zwipe Access card.”

Zwipe Access biometric cards can be issued to key staff and personnel providing the enhanced security benefits of two-factor biometric authentication without any changes to their existing access control system software or readers. They simply add the card into their EAC system in the same way they incorporate their present 125kHz proximity, iCLASS or Mifare cards.  

The new Zwipe Access features include an advanced, cutting-edge thin-line fingerprint sensor improving image capture while new, patent-pending, low power algorithm further reduces the already low false rejection rate, the company described. In addition, a replaceable standard coin cell battery provides years of card life.

The enhanced Zwipe Access biometric card features a clamshell design with a slot for a lanyard. The biometric card also accepts pressure-sensitive labels that let organizations personalize the credential by adding employee photographs, company logos, department codes and other information.

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