updated 5/12/2011 5:46:07 AM ET 2011-05-12T09:46:07

ISMANING, Germany, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SCM Microsystems, a leading provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange, today announced that its SCL011 contactless smart card reader is now compliant with the CCID (Circuits Cards Interface Devices) standard, making it easy to plug in and use the device without the need to install specific drivers.

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"CCID has been an industry standard for contact readers for some time and now is also becoming a standard for the growing number of contactless and RFID smart card readers," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, chief executive officer of SCM Microsystems. "With 500,000 devices deployed to date for Germany's electronic ID program, the SCL011 has already demonstrated high quality and compliance to industry standards. CCID compliance and the ability to use the reader without installing special drivers furthers its appeal."

SCL011 contactless reader

The SCL011 is especially designed for 13.56MHZ contactless smart card applications and supports electronic ID, payment and public transportation schemes, as well as interaction with NFC-enabled devices. The reader offers best-in-class interoperability with various smart card chips and applications and is fully capable of reading and writing NFC Forum compliant tags, based on MIFARE, FeliCa and Topaz. Field-upgradeable firmware makes the SCL011 a secure and future-proof investment, providing both flexibility and fast time-to-market for new applications while minimizing risks associated with evolving technology standards.

About SCM Microsystems

SCM Microsystems, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), is a leading provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange. The company offers the world's broadest range of contact, contactless and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms, as well as systems that integrate physical and logical access control. SCM's smart card-based products and solutions are utilized around the world to enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, eHealth- and eGovernment programs and physical access systems. More information at www.scmmicro.com.

Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries. Additional information at www.identive-group.com.

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CONTACT: Annika Oelsner, SCM Microsystems
         aoelsner@scmmicro.com, +49 89 9595-5220
         Darby Dye, Identive Group
         ddye@identive-group.com, +1 949 553-4251

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