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Identive Opens the Door to Physical Access with NFC-Enabled Smartphones

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SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, March 26, 2012 (euro adhoc) - Identive
Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE: Frankfurt: INV), a provider of products and services
for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced a
revolutionary way to enable the use of mobile phones to open doors and log on to
computer networks. For the first time, users can enjoy the freedom of an open
standards-based solution with government level security to gain access to
buildings and IT networks using NFC-enabled smartphones. 

In the industry´s first open standards-based solution for NFC-enabled physical
access, the government-grade access authentication protocol known as PLAID is
integrated with the secure processor within an NFC-enabled smartphone. When used
with Identive´s new line of TouchSecure® readers, the NFC smartphone replaces
traditional secure physical access credentials.
"NFC was developed to bring simplicity to everyday mobile interactions," said
David Holmes, Vice President Mobility & NFC Solutions for Identive. "By
introducing an open source industry standard authentication protocol on top of
NFC, we have for the first time provided a way for customers to invest in NFC
technology for physical access, with confidence that the solutions will be
interoperable with other standards-based offerings while providing a high level
of security." 

With nearly 300 million NFC-enabled smartphones forecast to be on the market by
2014, one of the most recurring requests from government and commercial
organizations is the ability to integrate smartphones into existing high
security physical access environments. With this groundbreaking, truly open
standards-based technology from Identive, customers can use their choice of key
fobs, traditional cards and mobile phones interchangeably. 

"One of the main drivers for the use of smartphones as replacements for
traditional access badges is to reduce the expense and management of lost and
forgotten cards; mobile phones are less likely to be misplaced or left at home,
for example," stated Joe Tassone, Identive´s Executive Vice President of
Technology and Product Management. "Security also plays a factor in
organizations´ decisions to utilize smartphones in lieu of key cards, as mobile
phones can be remotely and securely managed employing "over the air" (OTA)
techniques for credential issuance and updates."

By leveraging an existing international standard, this new NFC solution augments
Identive´s commitment to vendor interoperability and a single, secure customer
ecosystem for physical and logical access, as well as additional applications
such as payment and cloud security. 
Identive will be demonstrating its open NFC physical access solutions in booth
#26087 at the International Security Conference and Exhibition - ISC West 2012,
taking place March 28 - 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Identive Group
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.

TouchSecure is a registered trademark of idOnDemand, a business unit of Identive
Group, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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

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company:     Identive Group Inc.
             Carnegie Ave., Bldg. B  1900 
             US-CA 92705  Santa Ana
phone:       +1 949 553 4280
FAX:         +49 89 9595-5555
mail:     investorrelations@identive-group.com
WWW:      http://www.identive-group.com
sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        US45170X1063
indexes:     NASDAQ
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             Nasdaq: New York, Open Market / Entry Standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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