SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced that it has received an order for more than 300,000 SCR3310v2 smart card readers to support a national electronic ID card program in the Middle East. The order is expected to be shipped during the first quarter of 2013. Identive's smart card readers will be used by citizens to enable secure access to eGovernment and eAdministration applications, as well as to digitally sign documents. "Around the world many countries are in the process of implementing electronic identity card programs in order to decrease identity fraud, manage access to public services online and at the same time reduce administrative costs. We are pleased that Identive smart card readers have been selected to support this customer's national eID program and to help both the government and its citizens to experience the full benefits of electronic IDs. In addition to providing secure online authentication, eID programs enable delivery of government services in less time and with more convenience, as online forms can be filed from home and processed more quickly. Identive's years of experience supporting secure identification projects together with our understanding of the unique needs of government customers makes us a preferred partner for such projects," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, executive vice president and COO Identification Products for Identive. 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. The Identive Group, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8072 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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