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Hirsch Identive Showcases NFC “Mobile Touch to Open” at ISC West

Demonstrations feature interactive NFC displays and use cases

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 27, 2012 – Hirsch Identive, a leading provider of integrated high security access solutions and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), will demonstrate at ICS West this week a new access solution that enables customers to use NFC-enabled mobile phones as secure credentials to access their facilities. The “Mobile Touch to Open” demonstration leverages Hirsch Identive’s powerful new DIGI*Net access control platform, Velocity 3.5 management software and multiple near field communication (NFC) door readers to provide an end-to-end NFC physical access solution.

“Many of our customers have been assessing the use of mobile phones as an alternative to traditional access cards as a more convenient ID device,” says Stephen Healy, President and General Manager of Hirsch Identive. “Our NFC ‘Mobile Touch to Open’ solution demonstrates how customers can augment or over time replace their traditional access credentials with NFC-enabled smartphones, lowering the cost of credential issuance and improving security by reducing forgotten access cards.”

Adoption of NFC is accelerating, with nearly 300 million NFC-enabled mobile phones expected to be on the market by 2014. Both government and enterprise organizations are looking to leverage the benefits of NFC in their access control systems. Hirsch Identive’s “Mobile Touch to Open” demonstration brings together the mobility and convenience of NFC with the proven reliability and security of Hirsch Identive solutions, now redesigned to provide powerful growth capability as new business challenges evolve, while still supporting traditional and legacy systems.

The integrated “Mobile Touch to Open” demonstration is being showcased at the Hirsch Identive booth #26087 at the International Security Conference and Exhibition – ISC West 2012, taking place March 28 – 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the Hirsch Identive booth will feature NFC-enabled displays and NFC experts will be available to discuss the NFC functionality and use of mobile devices as both readers as well as credentials.

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