updated 6/6/2011 1:17:03 AM ET 2011-06-06T05:17:03

ISMANING, Germany, June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SCM Microsystems, a leading provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), today announced its SCM3712 commercial NFC reader module, a compact add-on that enables NFC (Near Field Communication) peer-to-peer functionality for a wide range of devices and equipment, from handheld card readers to POS terminals to vending machines. The reader can be plugged into an existing commercial device to make it NFC ready and enable contactless, secure data exchange for applications such as cashless payments, ticketing, electronic ID and loyalty couponing. The SCM3712 NFC reader module is available now to OEMs and systems integrators.

"NFC technology is becoming increasingly important across a range of markets because it delivers the convenience of a "tap and go" user experience in a way that is highly secure," said Michael Ganzera, Vice President Business Development and Marketing for SCM Microsystems. "System integrators are requesting NFC-enabling technology that is flexible and can be easily integrated into their equipment designs to accelerate time to market for new contactless products. The SCM3712 reader module from SCM Microsystems addresses this need with industry leading contactless technology that helps equipment suppliers participate fully in the emerging NFC eco-system."

The SCM3712 NFC module has a small footprint, connects via a USB interface and is available with either an integrated antenna or an optional external antenna. It offers ISO 14443, FeliCa, NFC peer-to-peer functionality and is fully capable of handling NFC Forum-compliant tags based on MIFARE, FeliCa and Topaz technology as well as NFC-enabled mobile phones or other devices.

Upcoming NFC Software Development Kit

The SCM3712 NFC module will be included within SCM's soon to be released NFC Software Development Kit (SDK) for application developers. The SDK will also include NFC Forum Tags as software, drivers and tools. SCM's NFC Software Development Kit will be available in mid 2011.

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 .

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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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