SANTA ANA, Calif. and HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) and Aventura Technologies, Inc. are partnering to implement a comprehensive, centralized security system for the Wichita Public Schools system. The $3 million project is designed to make campuses more secure and provide local first responders with better information to protect more than 100 schools as well as district offices and other sites in Wichita, Kansas. The new system closely integrates Identive's HIRSCH access control and security management solutions into Aventura's digital video surveillance platform to provide the Wichita school district with modernized security capabilities encompassing state of the art video surveillance, access control and visitor management. Working with local law enforcement as well as school board and school administration personnel, the two companies will pilot the new system over the summer at an area elementary, middle and high school. The pilots will help all participants to learn how to use the system effectively and to develop rollout models for each of the school types prior to the beginning of the next school year. "Partnering with Identive allows us to incorporate market-leading HIRSCH access control and visitor-management solutions into our persistent surveillance architecture in order to offer a comprehensive security platform that is intuitive and easy-to-use," said Jack Cabasso, Managing Director of Aventura. "Like school districts across the country, Wichita Public Schools is working to anticipate evolving challenges to ensure the safety of students, staff and parents. The solution that we and Identive have developed for the district is designed to deter criminal activity, increase reliability and performance, enable a coordinated response to security events and give security staff remote visibility and access to all systems." Scott Elliott, Director of Government Sales for Identive stated, "The global security industry is undergoing a major shift from proprietary to open platform technologies, making it possible to combine best in class systems to create seamless, interoperable solutions. Identive seeks to partner with companies that excel in their areas of expertise. Our expanded partnership with Aventura is a good example of this trend, which has yielded the Wichita school district centralized surveillance and access control solution. This is the first significant result of our growing collaboration, and we look forward to continuing the successful relationship with Aventura on a number of additional projects in the future."
About Aventura Technologies, Inc.Headquartered in New York, Aventura Technologies, Inc. is an innovative designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced security and safety management hardware and software products and peripheral solutions for government, military and enterprise. Aventura works closely with its integration partners and end-users from the design-consulting phase through implementation, integration, training and lifecycle support. For additional information, please visit us at www.Aventuracctv.com. 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.
CONTACT: Identive Darby Dye +1 949 553-4251 email@example.com Annika Walther +49 89 9595-5220 firstname.lastname@example.org Aventura Jack Cabasso +1 631 300-4000 ext. 7106 email@example.com