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Medical NFC Pairing Solution

WPG Americas, Inc. and Identive Group Inc. INVE 0.00%(frankfurt:INV) today announced that they have teamed to deliver a near field communications (NFC) solution that allows data from high-end medical imaging devices to be transferred to multiple exam room monitors throughout a provider’s office, without cables, wires or additional network investment.

Digital radiography cameras are rapidly replacing traditional x-ray systems in medical offices of all sizes, because they expose patients to less radiation, provide higher quality images and greatly simplify record keeping.

“By making it easier to transfer x-ray images from digital sensors to computer viewing monitors in multiple exam rooms, we can help doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers extend the value of this expensive equipment while ensuring the images are associated with the correct patient,” explained Dave Bowers, VP Supplier Marketing for WPG Americas. “With their growing portfolio of NFC readers and tags, Identive is becoming known as the go-to company for NFC solutions. We are excited to continue our successful collaboration as we work together to extend this NFC pairing solution to other applications.”

The innovative new solution utilizes NFC tags and readers from Identive with software from WPG Americas that associates the images from a digital x-ray camera with the patient records. An NFC tag is affixed to the digital radiography camera. The tag is simply tapped on one of Identive’s SCL3711 NFC readers that are attached to the computer in each exam room. The associated software then reconfigures the wireless communication between the camera and local computer to transmit the x-ray images from the camera and associate them with the appropriate patient record.

“NFC technology makes it possible to move much of what we do in the physical world to the virtual world, in a way that is easier and more convenient. In the healthcare market there are dozens of areas that will benefit from the use of NFC, from making treatment information available to managing patient records. Partnering with WPG Americas on this NFC transfer solution allowed us to benefit from their extensive understanding of the medical office environment and their strong engineering expertise,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Identive’s ID Infrastructure division.

About WPG Americas, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, WPG Americas Inc. is a member of WPG Holdings, a $13B worldwide distributor of semiconductors, passive, electro-mechanical and display products. Founded in November 2007, WPGA is a franchised partner for leading technology suppliers. As a member of WPG Holdings, WPGA is uniquely positioned to offer total solutions to its diverse customer base. WPGA continues to introduce new leading edge technologies, quality service and design-in focus through its superior engineering programs. For additional info visit: .

About Identive

Identive Group, Inc. INVE 0.00% (frankfurt:INV) is focused on building the world’s signature company in Secure ID. The company’s products, software, systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, NFC and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare and transportation sectors. Identive’s mission is to build a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. For additional info visit: .

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SOURCE: Identive Group, Inc.; WPG Americas, Inc.

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