Identive Group Inc.

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Identive Introduces Family of LEGIC® Readers to Address Growing Trend of Multi-function ID Cards

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SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, September 20, 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
the introduction of a new family of multi-protocol LEGIC® card readers that
address the growing trend in corporate, campus and other environments towards
the use of a single smart ID card to perform many functions. 

Based on the latest advant 4000 reader IC technology from LEGIC Identsystems AG,
Identive's new readers work with a variety of smart card formats to support
multiple applications, including secure access to networks and shared office
equipment, ID credential authentication, cashless payment, loyalty and others.
Identive's LEGIC product family includes a desktop reader, reader modules for
easy integration with vending machines, kiosks and production lines, as well as
a small-profile reader module for integration into handheld terminals.

"With more than 25 million readers and chipsets deployed, Identive is one of the
world's leading suppliers of smart card readers for access applications such as
cyber security and secure PC/network logon. As our customers have begun to
incorporate multi-function smart cards into their identity and access programs,
they have naturally turned to us to provide contactless readers for new
applications such as payment and ID checks. LEGIC's chip, card and reader
technology has a strong foundation in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and
the Americas, so providing contactless readers with LEGIC support was a logical
move. We are excited to extend our reader portfolio with LEGIC functionality and
to broaden our capabilities in the multi-function ID card market with these new
product offerings," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, executive vice president and COO
Identification Products for Identive.

Identive's new family of contactless readers benefits from LEGIC's latest advant
4000 chip technology, with backwards compatibility to smart cards using LEGIC
prime technology, full compliance to smart ID and access card standards
including ISO14443 and ISO15693, and interoperability with other chip and card
technology such as NXP Semiconductors' MIFARE™ family and Sony's FeliCa™. This
makes the new reader-writer very flexible in supporting today's dynamic card
environments, where a single ID card based on diverse technologies may be used
for a variety of purposes such as building access, network logon and payment in
the canteen or café. 

"LEGIC and Identive have enjoyed a successful collaboration on several joint
customer projects in Europe, and we are pleased that Identive has now added
LEGIC technology-based products to their market-leading contactless reader
portfolio," said Klaus Klosa, managing director of LEGIC Identsystems AG. "This
expansion of our partnership further strengthens both companies' ability to
address new opportunities as the use of multi-function ID cards grows in
corporate settings, on campuses and throughout organizations of all sorts." 

Identive's new LEGIC readers offer a variety of host interface options including
UART/TTL, RS232 and USB to support a broad array of applications and use cases.
Fixed and mobile device reader modules are available now and a desktop version
allowing chip initialization, card issuance and application management will be
introduced later this month. To further simplify the contactless chip access
process and support application development on the readers, Identive is also
developing an easy to use command set that will be made available later this
year.

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, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of
RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer,
education and healthcare 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. The
company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry
trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational
resource, AskIdentive.com. For additional information, please visit
www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup. 

About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, based in Switzerland, is a leading provider of
contactless people identification technology at 13.56 MHz.  Its products include
highly integrated read/write chip sets, reader modules and transponder chips
which support the LEGIC RF Standard and comply with ISO 15693, ISO 14443 and
NFC/ISO18092. It currently has over 250 official LEGIC licence partners in its
global network of partners. LEGIC partners offer a variety of LEGIC all-in-one
card applications for entrance control, biometrics, e-payment, parking,
ticketing and other multiple applications. Over three million reader modules and
more than 150 million LEGIC identity cards are used in over 100,000 business and
leisure applications worldwide. 

Note: LEGIC is a registered trademark of LEGIC Identsystems AG, MIFARE is a
trademark of NXP Semiconductors and FeliCa is a trademark of Sony Corporation.


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.
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phone:       +1 949 553 4280
FAX:         +49 89 9595-5555
mail:     investorrelations@identive-group.com
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sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        US45170X1063
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