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Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced two new near field communication (NFC) ...

Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced two new near field communication (NFC) solution development kits (SDKs) that allow faster creation and implementation of new NFC applications. The NFC Plug & Play Starter Kit enables NFC developers to create and test new NFC applications quickly using a variety of NFC chips. The NFC-NDEF Tag Editor Kit, accelerates tag personalization, demonstration and testing to enable a wider exploration of use cases for NFC technology.

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  • 1. Identive Launches New NFC Developer Kits Growing demand for Machine to Machine NFC applications Q4 NFC transponder shipments approach 15 million unitsSANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, January 17, 2013 – Identive Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification,security and RFID industries, today announced two new near field communication (NFC)solution development kits (SDKs) that allow faster creation and implementation of new NFCapplications. The NFC Plug & Play Starter Kit enables NFC developers to create and testnew NFC applications quickly using a variety of NFC chips. The NFC-NDEF Tag Editor Kit,accelerates tag personalization, demonstration and testing to enable a wider exploration ofuse cases for NFC technology.“Our two new NFC SDK’s provide application developers with easy-to-use tools to helpleverage and promote the growing interest in NFC technology across a wide array ofmarkets. These development tools augment our comprehensive line of NFC offerings thatinclude a variety of logoed and customizable NFC tags, high-performance NFC readers andmodules and our Tagtrail™ NFC tag content management platform,” said David Holmes, vicepresident Mobility & NFC Solutions for Identive, "We see the market for NFC-enabledMachine to Machine (M2M) applications growing alongside, but independent of the mobilephone-based NFC market, and focused on applications such as electronic gaming, musicsharing, and Bluetooth and WiFi pairing.”Ayman S. Ashour, chairman and CEO of Identive added, “In our fourth quarter we shipped,as planned, record numbers of NFC transponders to fulfill previously announced orders forMachine to Machine and other consumer applications, totaling just under 15 million pieces.We have since received follow-on orders for eight million additional transponders for M2Mapplications to be delivered during the current quarter. Within the overall positive momentumof the NFC market we are seeing strong interest in the use of NFC for M2M applications anduse cases that promote the Internet of Things, where objects are assigned their own cyberpresence and connectivity features. NFC is an ideal technology to help bring about the visionof a world where physical and virtual objects are linked through the exploitation of automatic
  • 2. and easy-to-apply data capture. Identive is helping the market to develop and implement newNFC M2M solutions.”Identive’s NFC Plug & Play Starter Kit and NFC-NDEF Tag Editor Kit will both be available inFebruary. For more information about these products and Identive’s extensive portfolio ofNFC offerings for consumers, businesses and developers, please visit Identive’s online NFCmarketplace at www.IdentiveNFC.com.About 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, cashlesspayment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in thegovernment, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive’s mission is tobuild a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strongtechnology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The companydelivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through itsindustry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, AskIdentive.com. Foradditional 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 inmany jurisdictions worldwide. All other company, product or service names may betrademarks or registered trademarks of others and are the property of their respectiveowners.Contacts:Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.comLennart Streibel, +49 89 9595-5195, lstreibel@identive-group.com Page 2 of 2