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DAI NIPPON PRINTING AND IDENTIVE TEAM TO DELIVER NFC READER FOR ID AUTHENTICATION


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Subtitle: Leading Japanese Mobile Phone Retailer First Customer

TOKYO, Japan and SANTA ANA, Calif., March 5, 2012 (euro adhoc) - Dai Nippon
Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV)
today announced they have jointly developed a new ID card reader that allows
Japanese merchants, banks and others to read any of the diverse types of
electronic identity credentials in use in Japan. The NDI711 reader supports the
rapidly growing market for near field communications (NFC) phones and cards, and
also includes a traditional contact smart card interface. The ability to read
both contact and contactless ID credentials, together with a compact form
factor, make the NDI711 reader ideal for use in the space conscious retail
environment in Japan.
The first customer for the new reader is a leading mobile phone retailer that
has purchased more than 20,000 of the devices for installation in its stores
across Japan. In addition to verifying customers´ IDs when they sign up for
their mobile phones, the readers are also being used at the customer service
counter to validate customers for after-sales services such as phone repairs.
The reader makes it easier for the retailers´ employees to collect required
customer data and is faster and more convenient for their customers.
"Japan has taken a leading role globally in the implementation of electronic
identification credentials, but the use of disparate electronic technologies has
made it difficult for many sectors to move away from paper-based systems. Our
cooperation with DNP targets a significant opportunity to provide electronic
identity authentication to the retail, banking and public sectors in Japan,"
said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of
Identive´s ID Infrastructure division. 
"The ability of the NDI711 to read both the contactless NFC chip and the contact
IC chip is particularly exciting, as this broadens the device´s usefulness and
security capabilities. The NDI711 has the opportunity to form the centerpiece of
authentication for many types of applications in the Japanese market," stated
Sakae Hikita, Managing Director of Dai Nippon Printing.

In Japan it is a common requirement that mobile phone stores confirm the
identity of their customers when they sign up for new phone plans or transfer
their mobile phones services. Currently most stores manually copy personal
identity credentials such as a driver´s license and store these as hardcopy
files, which creates a workload issue. Within stores that have implemented
electronic card readers, two separate devices are required to handle the various
types of contact and contactless card technologies used in identification
credentials. The NDI711 enables retail stores to utilize one small device to
read a wide variety of ID credential types, including Japan´s millions of FeliCa
and Osaifu-Keitai Mobile Wallet phones, contactless Type A/Type B smart cards
(used for drivers´ licenses and the Juki resident registry card).

About Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) 
DNP is one of the world's largest comprehensive printing companies, with annual
sales of 1,589 trillion yen and approximately 40,000 employees as of March 2011.
DNP's wide range of businesses include publication printing, commercial
printing, smart cards, business forms, network business and electronic
components. More information about DNP can be found at www.dnp.co.jp/eng/.

About Identive 
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the
world´s signature company in Secure ID. The company´s products, software,
systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and
logical access control, NFC and a host of RFID-enabled applications for
customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare and
transportation sectors. Identive´s mission is to build a lasting business of
scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic
growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. For additional info visit:
www.identive-group.com.


Further inquiry note:
Herr Lennart Streibel
Tel.: +49 89 9595-5195
E-Mail: lstreibel@identive-group.com

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