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Identive and WPG Americas Team to Deliver NFC Pairing Solution for Transferring Medical X-Rays

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  • 1. Identive and WPG Americas Team to Deliver NFC Pairing Solution for Transferring Medical X-RaysSAN JOSE and SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, March 12, 2012 – WPGAmericas, Inc. and Identive Group Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE, Frankfurt: INV) today announcedthat they have teamed to deliver a near field communications (NFC) solution that allowsdata from high-end medical imaging devices to be transferred to multiple exam roommonitors throughout a provider’s office, without cables, wires or additional networkinvestment.Digital radiography cameras are rapidly replacing traditional x-ray systems in medicaloffices of all sizes, because they expose patients to less radiation, provide higher qualityimages and greatly simplify record keeping.“By making it easier to transfer x-ray images from digital sensors to computer viewingmonitors in multiple exam rooms, we can help doctors, dentists and other healthcareproviders extend the value of this expensive equipment while ensuring the images areassociated with the correct patient,” explained Dave Bowers, VP Supplier Marketing forWPG Americas. “With their growing portfolio of NFC readers and tags, Identive isbecoming known as the go-to company for NFC solutions. We are excited to continue oursuccessful collaboration as we work together to extend this NFC pairing solution to otherapplications.”The innovative new solution utilizes NFC tags and readers from Identive with softwarefrom WPG Americas that associates the images from a digital x-ray camera with thepatient records. An NFC tag is affixed to the digital radiography camera. The tag is simplytapped on one of Identive’s SCL3711 NFC readers that are attached to the computer ineach exam room. The associated software then reconfigures the wireless communicationbetween the camera and local computer to transmit the x-ray images from the camera andassociate them with the appropriate patient record.“NFC technology makes it possible to move much of what we do in the physical world tothe virtual world, in a way that is easier and more convenient. In the healthcare market /More
  • 2. there are dozens of areas that will benefit from the use of NFC, from making treatmentinformation available to managing patient records. Partnering with WPG Americas on thisNFC transfer solution allowed us to benefit from their extensive understanding of themedical office environment and their strong engineering expertise,” said Dr. ManfredMueller, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Identive’s ID Infrastructuredivision.About WPG Americas, Inc.Headquartered in San Jose, California, WPG Americas Inc. is a member of WPG Holdings,a $13B worldwide distributor of semiconductors, passive, electro-mechanical and displayproducts. Founded in November 2007, WPGA is a franchised partner for leadingtechnology suppliers. As a member of WPG Holdings, WPGA is uniquely positioned tooffer total solutions to its diverse customer base. WPGA continues to introduce newleading edge technologies, quality service and design-in focus through its superiorengineering programs. For additional info visit: IdentiveIdentive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the world’ssignature company in Secure ID. The company’s products, software, systems and servicesaddress the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, NFCand a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise,consumer, education, healthcare and transportation sectors. Identive’s mission is to builda lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. For additional info All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Contacts:WPG Americas Inc.Anna LeggettMarketing Communications Manager813.792.4265anna.leggett@wpgamericas.comIdentiveDarby Dye Lennart Streibel949.553.4251 +49 89 95 95 Page 2 of 2