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Multicard's New polyright V5 Software Delivers Single Card Solutions for Identity Management, Security and Payment
GlobeNewswire
2012-10-23

     Latest polyright platform enables multi-function ID card
    management for customers including Zurich University of the
                               Arts

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Multicard, a
leading supplier of identity management and credential solutions, as
well as system integration services, and a business unit of Identive
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), today announced an advanced
new version of its polyright software platform that enables the
integration of identity management, access, payment and related
functions onto a single identification credential. Addressing the
growing trend towards all-in-one ID cards, the new polyright V5
platform provides web-based, centralized management of cardholder
rights for a variety of security, financial and productivity
applications for campus, enterprise and healthcare environments.

"Multi-function ID cards are gaining traction in a variety of areas,
especially in campus environments where there are multiple types of
users with diverse identity management and access privilege needs.
Nearly two-thirds of universities and a growing number of colleges and
secondary schools in Switzerland already use the polyright identity
management platform to provide students, faculty and staff with a
single ID credential that allows each cardholder the appropriate level
of access to the computer network and to campus dormitories and
facilities, and also enables payment at the cafeteria and for library,
printing and copy services. This latest version of the polyright
platform includes tighter and easier integration of different ID
functions as well as new Internet-based access for both program
administrators and cardholders, including planned apps for mobile
devices such as the iPad(R). This brings additional convenience and
department-level account management to our already popular
multi-function identity management platform," said Thierry Gattlen,
general manager of Multicard Switzerland.

The advanced polyright V5 platform seamlessly connects to Multicard's
polypurse(TM) e-wallet, which provides the web interface and
transaction software that allows cardholders to buy a coffee at the
campus cafe, rent a bicycle or perform other payment and loyalty
functions using their campus ID cards. The cards are easily reloaded
with cash value over the Internet by linking to bank accounts or credit
cards. Tightly integrated with the new platform is polyright ID
Manager, a comprehensive identity management module capable of setting
cardholder rights for physical access, network access, e-purse
functions, net printing and copying, and other applications. polyright
ID Manager works with multiple RFID card technologies, including
LEGIC(R), MIFARE(TM) and others, to support mixed-user environments.

One of the first customers to benefit from the new polyright V5
platform is the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). MC polyright, a
division of Multicard, is implementing the new platform for ZHdK to
enable all of the more than 2,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff
to use their university-issued ID cards for a variety of daily
activities around campus. The system will allow administrators to issue
and renew ID cards, personalize them, and most importantly, manage all
the access rights for each cardholder on multiple applications from one
central platform. This means changes to user privileges only need to be
made one time to be effective for all applications on a given card,
rather than updated individually for each application for which that
user has rights. In addition, MC polyright is providing the university
with point-of-sale terminals, readers and implementation services to
enable the ID cards to be used for payment at campus cafeterias,
bistros, vending machines and the library. The ID cards are also
accepted for payment by more than 40 multi-functional printers on
campus and allow faculty and staff to charge print/copy service fees
back to their respective departments. The comprehensive identity
management solution will also support inter-campus physical access
control. Students of the adjacent Zurich University of Applied Sciences
(ZHAW) may be granted guest access to certain facilities and services
on the arts campus, with ID cards issued and managed using the new
polyright platform.

"We are excited to be implementing a single-card identity management
solution on our campus, and happy to have found a strong partner in MC
polyright," said Alessandra Zanotelli, ZHdK facility manager and
director of the Toni-Areal ID management project that includes the ZHdK
campus. "In the past, every activity requiring some sort of ID
management was handled by a separate solution, each with its own
philosophy and without coordination. This was cumbersome and expensive
to manage and made it very difficult to add new services such as
cashless payment. Multicard's integrated ID solution provides automated
and efficient coordination between all functions, with centralized
management of access privileges for each of the functions. The strong
reputation of the polypurse e-wallet solution in Switzerland was also a
deciding factor for us."

Multicard is now offering its polyright V5 software to new and current
customers, which include the University of Zurich and six other
universities in Switzerland, numerous colleges and secondary schools,
large corporations including Philip Morris, SICPA Holding, Kudelski
Group and Securitas, and several private hospitals.

About Multicard:

Multicard, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE)
(Frankfurt:INV), is a worldwide supplier of card solutions for secure
identification programs, with in‐house capabilities for
credential issuance, personalization and fulfillment services for the
consumer, government, education, healthcare and corporate markets.
Multicard offers ID systems management and engineering services as well
as full implementation and program management. Multicard also is a
provider of enrollment, emergency management and accreditation
solutions using data capture equipment for ePassport and other
government ID and corporate ID applications. For additional
information, visit www.multicard.com.

The Multicard logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9855

Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and
solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries. For
more information, please visit www.identive‐group.com.

The Identive Group, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8072

Note: polyright is a registered trademark and polypurse is a trademark
of Multicard. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. LEGIC is a
registered trademark of LEGIC Identsystems AG. MIFARE is a trademark of
NXP Semiconductors.


CONTACT: Multicard:
         Thierry Gattlen, +4127 303 50 00
         thierry.gattlen@polyright.com
         Identive Group:
         Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251
         ddye@identive-group.com
         Lennart Streibel, +49 89 9595-5195
         lstreibel@identive-group.com






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