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Zwipe Wins American SESAMES Innovation in Identification Award

Press release date: May 14, 2014

Contest honors most innovative technological applications developed for American market in smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology

OSLO, NORWAY – Zwipe today announced that its new biometric card was named the winner of the first annual American SESAMES Award at the CARTES Secure Connexions Show Dinner held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas last evening. The American SESAMES Awards competition rewards the best technological innovations that span the entire identification sector of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technology. The members of the jury were all international experts in their categories, chosen for their involvement in associations and organizations for the promotion and development of smart technologies.

"This is another verification of how important it is to have biometrics directly on the card itself," emphasizes Kim Humborstad. "When the industry's leading authorities acknowledge the need for a solution that provides a biometric solution so quickly and efficiently, it gives our prospects the confidence that this is the type of product that their customers want and need."

Moving the biometric technology from the reader to the card, Zwipe’s innovative on-card authentication gives organizations the ability to upgrade their access control systems to biometrics practically overnight. Eliminating the need to swap out traditional card readers for biometric readers, Zwipe provides a simple and cost-effective solution for biometric access control. The contactless Zwipe biometric card reads the user’s fingerprint in less than one second and, once verified, sends a signal to the reader to unlock the door. This eliminates the risk of lost or stolen cards being used for unauthorized access as well as strengthening the audit trail of accountability.

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About Zwipe

Founded in 2009, Zwipe is a fast growing company in the center of a quickly evolving industry. Zwipe has a strong portfolio of Patent Applications and is continually developing more. The Zwipe product is a contactless card with which users authenticate themselves not through something they know (pin/code) or solely carry (a standard card) but through something they are (their fingerprint). The card is based on an NFC (Near Field Communication) platform with no external database containing sensitive information as the fingerprint data is only stored inside the Zwipe card. To learn more about Zwipe, please visit or follow Zwipe on Twitter @zwipe.


The CARTES Network encompasses the leading international and regional exhibitions and conferences devoted to smart technologies. From its beginnings in Paris in 1985, CARTES has grown to become the world’s number one security and payment event, gathering 450 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 142 countries. CARTES exhibitions and conferences also take place in Asia and North America. CARTES events are organized by COMEXPOSIUM, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs.


Kim Humborstad, Zwipe, +47 922 52 006,