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Multicard's New polyright® V5 Software Delivers Single Card Solutions for Identity Management, Security and Payment

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Subtitle: Latest polyright platform enables multi-function ID card management
for customers including Zurich University of the Arts

ZURICH, Switzerland, October 23, 2012 (euro adhoc) - Multicard, a leading
supplier of identity management and credential solutions, as well as system
integration services, and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE,
Frankfurt: INV), today announced an advanced new version of its polyright
software platform that enables the integration of identity management, access,
payment and related functions onto a single identification credential.
Addressing the growing trend towards all-in-one ID cards, the new polyright V5
platform provides web-based, centralized management of cardholder rights for a
variety of security, financial and productivity applications for campus,
enterprise and healthcare environments.

"Multi-function ID cards are gaining traction in a variety of areas, especially
in campus environments where there are multiple types of users with diverse
identity management and access privilege needs. Nearly two-thirds of
universities and a growing number of colleges and secondary schools in
Switzerland already use the polyright identity management platform to provide
students, faculty and staff with a single ID credential that allows each
cardholder the appropriate level of access to the computer network and to campus
dormitories and facilities, and also enables payment at the cafeteria and for
library, printing and copy services. This latest version of the polyright
platform includes tighter and easier integration of different ID functions as
well as new Internet-based access for both program administrators and
cardholders, including planned apps for mobile devices such as the iPad®. This
brings additional convenience and department-level account management to our
already popular multi-function identity management platform," said Thierry
Gattlen, general manager of Multicard Switzerland.

The advanced polyright V5 platform seamlessly connects to Multicard's polypurse™
e-wallet, which provides the web interface and transaction software that allows
cardholders to buy a coffee at the campus café, rent a bicycle or perform other
payment and loyalty functions using their campus ID cards. The cards are easily
reloaded with cash value over the Internet by linking to bank accounts or credit
cards. Tightly integrated with the new platform is polyright ID Manager, a
comprehensive identity management module capable of setting cardholder rights
for physical access, network access, e-purse functions, net printing and
copying, and other applications. polyright ID Manager works with multiple RFID
card technologies, including LEGIC®, MIFARE™ and others, to support mixed-user
environments. 

One of the first customers to benefit from the new polyright V5 platform is the
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). MC polyright, a division of Multicard, is
implementing the new platform for ZHdK to enable all of the more than 2,500
students and 1,200 faculty and staff to use their university-issued ID cards for
a variety of daily activities around campus. The system will allow
administrators to issue and renew ID cards, personalize them, and most
importantly, manage all the access rights for each cardholder on multiple
applications from one central platform. This means changes to user privileges
only need to be made one time to be effective for all applications on a given
card, rather than updated individually for each application for which that user
has rights. In addition, MC polyright is providing the university with
point-of-sale terminals, readers and implementation services to enable the ID
cards to be used for payment at campus cafeterias, bistros, vending machines and
the library. The ID cards are also accepted for payment by more than 40
multi-functional printers on campus and allow faculty and staff to charge
print/copy service fees back to their respective departments. The comprehensive
identity management solution will also support inter-campus physical access
control. Students of the adjacent Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
may be granted guest access to certain facilities and services on the arts
campus, with ID cards issued and managed using the new polyright platform.

"We are excited to be implementing a single-card identity management solution on
our campus, and happy to have found a strong partner in MC polyright," said
Alessandra Zanotelli, ZHdK facility manager and director of the Toni-Areal ID
management project that includes the ZHdK campus. "In the past, every activity
requiring some sort of ID management was handled by a separate solution, each
with its own philosophy and without coordination. This was cumbersome and
expensive to manage and made it very difficult to add new services such as
cashless payment. Multicard's integrated ID solution provides automated and
efficient coordination between all functions, with centralized management of
access privileges for each of the functions. The strong reputation of the
polypurse e-wallet solution in Switzerland was also a deciding factor for us."
Multicard is now offering its polyright V5 software to new and current
customers, which include the University of Zurich and six other universities in
Switzerland, numerous colleges and secondary schools, large corporations
including Philip Morris, SICPA Holding, Kudelski Group and Securitas, and
several private hospitals.

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 services for the consumer, government, education, healthcare and
corporate markets. Multicard offers 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 data capture equipment for ePassport and other government ID and corporate
ID applications. 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: polyright is a registered trademark and polypurse is a trademark of
Multicard. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. LEGIC is a registered
trademark of LEGIC Identsystems AG. MIFARE is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors.


Further inquiry note:
Multicard:
Thierry Gattlen, +4127 303 50 00, thierry.gattlen@polyright.com
Identive Group:
Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.com 
Lennart Streibel, +49 89 9595-5195, lstreibel@identive-group.com

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