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Multicard Provides Secure Identity Management Platform to The University of Arizona

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Subtitle: New open architecture platform reduces costs and facilitates addition
of new applications to campus-wide ID card

DENVER, Colorado, June 16, 2011 (euro adhoc) - Multicard, a leading supplier of
credential solutions, identity management and system integration services and a
business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE: Frankfurt: INV), announced
today it is implementing a new identity management platform for The University
of Arizona. The platform leverages contactless smart card technology and
utilizes an open, standards-based architecture to manage and administer the
institution´s "CatCard" identity management program, which includes 51,000
students, faculty and staff on the university´s campus in Tucson as well as
other campus sites in Arizona. Multicard is providing ongoing consulting,
integration and project management services for the program.

The new solution replaces the university´s previous identity and access cards
based on traditional proprietary technology with highly secure contactless smart
cards that will enable multiple applications on one ID credential.  The new card
will allow holders to enter dormitories and other campus buildings, securely log
on to PCs or campus IT networks, check out materials from the library, validate
meal plan participation, and pay for on-campus print and copy services,
bookstore purchases, vending items and parking, as well as serving as an ID
card. Multicard´s open architecture approach provides The University of Arizona
with the flexibility to add or change applications on the "CatCard" at a far
lower cost than its previous proprietary keycard. In addition, optional
biometric authentication will be added for high-value research facilities on
campus, thus ensuring the enhanced security required for research funding.  

"We have had some ambitious goals for our identity management program, and
Multicard helped us not only to achieve, but surpass them," said Diane
Tatterfield, Assistant Director of CatCard Services for The University of
Arizona. "It was critical that we move to an open platform that we could
control, so that we have the ability to make modifications over time to address
changing needs. Multicard has given us this flexibility, which we plan to
exercise in the future by adding a city bus transit application to the CatCard
and offering ticketless purchases for events at our stadium. It was also
important that we bring down the ongoing cost of administering the CatCard
program, and with an open platform we now have many more competitive options
when selecting card and equipment vendors."

"To address the desire of The University of Arizona to stay ahead of the game
with cutting-edge technology, resources and services, we provided a future-ready
migration path while ensuring backwards compatibility with the university´s
existing infrastructure," explained David Callaghan, Director of Professional
Services for Multicard. "Many of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the U.S.
are only beginning to think about implementing one-card, multi-application
contactless ID solutions for their campus environments. We appreciate the
opportunity to work with The University of Arizona, which has long been a trail
blazer in the area of campus cards."

About Multicard
Multicard, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt:
INV), is a worldwide supplier of card solutions for secure identification
programs, with in-house capabilities for credential issuance, personalization
and fulfillment for the consumer, government, education, healthcare, smart
community and corporate markets. Multicard offers a complete open payment
platform, ID systems management and engineering services as well as full
implementation and program management. Multicard also is a provider of
enrollment, emergency management and accreditation solutions using government or
corporate IDs. For additional information, visit www.multicard.com.

Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and solutions
for the security, identification and RFID industries. For more information,
please visit www.identive-group.com. 

Note: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Further inquiry note:
Frau Annika Oelsner
Tel.: +49 89 9595-5220
E-Mail: aoelsner@scmmicro.com

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company:     Identive Group Inc.
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