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30.06.2010 12:22

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Readers central component of government-sponsored Secure IT Kits to promote
the use of citizen eID cards

ISMANING, Germany, June 30, 2010 - SCM Microsystems, a business unit of
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE, FSE: INV) and a leading provider of
solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange, announced
that more than 700,000 of its contactless smart card readers will be
deployed to German citizens under the new electronic identification program
managed by Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior ('Bundesministerium
des Innern').

Dietmar Wendling, Vice President for eGovernment of SCM Microsystems said
'The German electronic ID program breaks new ground in offering users a
secure and easy way to protect their online identities, handle government
transactions at both the local and federal level, and access a range of
consumer-oriented applications such as ePayments. The free IT Security Kits
remove the financial barrier to using the new eID cards and establish a
wide reader infrastructure from the very beginning'. 'SCM's readers are an
important contribution to the success of the program, as they combine ease
of use with security. We are very pleased to participate in this program
and to be able to deliver, along with our partners, innovative new concepts
and ideas for secure and efficient authentication,' concluded Wendling.

Dr. Manfred Mueller, Executive Vice President of Identive Group and CEO of
SCM Microsystems commented 'During the last several months, SCM has worked
with its partners to develop innovative concepts combining its reader

technology with innovative partner applications for the eID program. As a
result, several SCM partners have been named official suppliers of the
reader infrastructure for the federal project'. Mueller added 'SCM's
RFID-based contactless card readers form the core of Secure IT Kits that
the German government will make available without charge to citizens,
through its suppliers, to encourage the use of the electronic ID cards. We
also expect that a wide user-base of cards will promote the development of
new applications and methods to standardize the use of the eID cards in
eGovernment, eBusiness and online legal transactions. SCM's partners in the
eID program include Multicard GmbH, which is also a business unit of
Identive Group.'

About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE;
Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV), is a leading provider of solutions for
secure access, secure identity and secure exchange. The company offers the
world's broadest range of contact, contactless and mobile smart card reader
and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms, as
well as systems that integrate physical and logical access control. SCM's
smart card-based products and solutions are utilized around the world to
enable security and identification applications, transaction systems,
eHealth- and eGovernment programs and physical access systems.
Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and
solutions forthe security, identification and RFID industries. For
additional information, visit and

Fabien B. Nestmann
+41 44 783 8043

30.06.2010 12:22 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Medienarchiv

Language: English
Company: Identive Group Inc.
1900 Carnegie Ave. Bldg. B
CA 92705 Santa Ana
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Phone: +49 89 9595-5000
Fax: +49 89 9595-5555
E-mail: ir(at)
ISIN: US45170X1063
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Hamburg, Stuttgart

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