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Identive's Smart Card Reader Technology to Strengthen Digital Security for Hong Kong Police

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SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, March 4, 2013 (euro adhoc) - Identive
Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services
for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced that the
Hong Kong Police Force will deploy smart card readers based on Identive's
technology to comply with new security policies and protect confidential
information. Identive's local partner AMCL HK has been awarded a tender to
supply 12,500 readers utilizing Identive's smart card reader technology, to be
delivered in the first quarter of 2013.

To prevent unauthorized access and abuse of confidential information from its
networks, the Hong Kong Police Force is implementing new IT policies that
include the use of smart card-based identification credentials to authenticate
its employees. This will provide higher security than the use of a password
alone and also make it possible to track what information has been accessed and
by whom. Identive designed and supplied the chipsets for the readers to
accommodate both contact and contactless smart cards as well as secure access
modules (SAM).

"Identive is a trusted supplier of smart card reader technology for government
applications around the world, based on many years' experience providing both
standard and customized solutions to match each customer's needs. The Hong Kong
Police Force selected our reader technology because it addresses their
requirements for high security and performance, flexibility to work with various
operating systems, and rapid availability. The ability to upgrade the firmware
after deployment also ensures the readers' long-term viability even as
technology and IT policies evolve. By using Identive's reader technology to
authenticate their smart ID cards, Hong Kong's police force now can protect the
information on their networks more effectively without compromising
convenience," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, COO of Identification Products for
Identive Group.

Identive offers a wide range of standards-based smart card readers and chipsets
for a variety of government and consumer applications, including electronic ID,
social security and eGovernment as well as loyalty programs, e-Couponing,
e-Banking, online shopping and gaming activities.

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. 

Note: Identive and the Identive logo are trademarks of Identive Group, Inc,
registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other company, product or
service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of others and are the
property of their respective owners.
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Further inquiry note:
US: Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.com 
Europe: Lennart Streibel, +49 89 9595-5195, lstreibel@identive-group.com
Identive Hong Kong: Michael Wai, +852 3796 7010, mwai@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
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             Nasdaq: New York, Open Market / Entry Standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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