Identive Receives U.S. Patent for Tag on Metal (tom™) RFID Technology
SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, December 3, 2012–Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced that it has been awarded patent 8,269,688 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an application of its ‘tag on metal’ (tom™) technology, which utilizes specialized magnetic shielding to allow radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to be used on metal devices or equipment, which normally interfere with RFID signal performance.
“Identive’s tom technology allows RFID tags to be used to add mobile payment or near field communication (NFC) functionality to smartphones that are already in the market today. This latest patent builds on other patented and patent-pending inventions within our RFID tag on metal product family and reinforces Identive’s position as a leading developer of solutions for emerging markets such as NFC, payment and mobility,” said Joe Tassone, executive vice president of technology and product management for Identive.
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; 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, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare 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. The company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, AskIdentive.com. For additional information, please visit http://www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.
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