Fraport AG Selects Zwipe Biometric Access Card Solution to Enhance Airport Security

Norway-based Zwipe’s biometric access control solution is one of two selected by Fraport AG for the airport operator’s “Biometrics@Controllane” project, according to a company press release.

The Zwipe Access biometric access control card solution, the statement said, adds two-factor authentication to existing contactless access control systems without the need to upgrade existing infrastructure, which means that no new readers, PIN pads or cameras should be installed at airport doors, gates or turnstiles.

Fraport AG is one of the largest airport operators in the world, with a presence in 31 airports around the world, including JFK in New York in the United States, Frankfurt Airport in Germany and Delhi in India.

Eand deal with Zwipe and the anonymous is the result of a project recently launched by Fraport AG to select suppliers of biometric solutions for the identification and authentication of people holding airport IDs. It begins on a pilot basis at select airport security checkpoints, according to the release notes.

Zwipe CEO André Løvestam says the company is delighted to have been selected by Fraport AG for the airport security project. “We are delighted to be selected as finalists in this MVP process for Fraport AG, a leading beacon and innovator in the global airport industry. We look forward to demonstrating the security and excellent user experience of Zwipe Access in this MVP during this summer. By authenticating legitimate access card holders, Zwipe Access offers a step change in security and control without modifying existing backend infrastructures and thus saves time and money.

Also this week, top CFO insider Lars Kristian Solheim exercised options for 150,000 Zwipe shares at an exercise price of NOK 6.54 ($0.75) each, giving him a total of 240,000 shares of the company.

Zwipe recently received an approval letter from Visa for its biometric payment card product based on the Zwipe Pay platform.

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access control | airports | biometric cards | biometrics | Biometrics@Controllane | Fraport SA | pilot project | two-factor authentication | Zwipe | Zwipe access

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