Evolis Unveils New Dual Encoder Supports All Card Printers in the Evolis Range

Supports all card printers in the Evolis range

Angers, France, - Evolis, a leading supplier of solutions for plastic card
personalization, announces the launch of the new Evolis Dual Encoder based on a
technology from SCM Microsystems, a leading provider of solutions for secure access,
secure identity and secure exchange.

Evolis has capitalized on a technology from SCM Microsystems (in collaboration with Elyctis, an expert in advanced card readers) to design an encoder that supports both smart contact and contactless RFID cards. This dual encoder is fully compliant with the Evolis range of card personalization systems.

"We realized that companies, governments and financial institutions were increasingly looking for sophisticated solutions to personalize their payment cards, transport passes or ID cards, to name just a few of the multifarious card-based applications. These solutions must integrate technologies that provide sound answers to issues such as flow optimization and data integrity.

To fill this void experienced by our resellers and end-users, we have decided to introduce a dual encoder that would support all Evolis printers as well as multifeature cards", said Eric Bouvard, Product Marketing Manager, Evolis.

This new encoder can easily be integrated in the Pebble, Dualys, Quantum and Securion
printers and offers powerful technical and technological features. It guarantees superior performances with fast-reading throughput and foolproof security for data. This scalable addon supports up to three SAM slots, which makes it a flexible encoder to serve any type of secured applications.

Thanks to its PC/SC printer drivers for Windows XP & 7, the new Evolis Dual Encoder is a key enabler for instant issuance projects or large-scale card production environments.

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

About Elyctis:

ELYCTIS is an expert in designing and marketing readers for contact smart card and contactless cards specific to customers' environments and requirements. These systems offer a multislot core technology as well as RFID-grade performances. Elyctis enforces compliance with all major standards (ISO 7816, ISO 14443, PC/SC, ICAO, IAS ...), and
provides efficient technical support to its customers in both traditional and mobile environments. More information at www.elyctis.fr

About Evolis:

EVOLIS (Alternext: ALTVO) designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of solutions for plastic cards personalization. These printers seamlessly integrate all the options necessary for bringing graphic, magnetic and electronic personalization (smart cards, with contact and contactless RFID technology) to any type of cards (payment card, transit passes, loyalty cards, etc.). Based in France, with subsidiaries in Miami (USA) and Singapore, Evolis has reported revenues of 42.5 million Euros in 2010. Evolis is represented in 110+ countries in the world via a network of importers, distributors and technology integrators. More information at www.evolis.com

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