Profile: Identive Group Inc (SCMM.DE)
Identive Group, Inc. (Identive), formerly SCM MicrosystemsIdentive Group. Inc., incorporated in 1996, provides secure identification (Secure ID) solutions that combine radio frequency identification (RFID) with the security of smart card technology. The Company's offerings include hardware products, software, integrated systems and services to address the global markets for credential management, physical and logical/cyber access control, integrated identification (ID) solutions and a host of near field communications (NFC) and RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare and transportation sectors. The Company operates in two segments: Identity Management Solutions & Services (Identity Management) and Identification Products & Components (ID Products). On July 18, 2011, Identive acquired polyright SA. In January 2012, it acquired the remaining shares of idOnDemand, Inc. On January 30, 2012, it acquired approximately 58.8% of the outstanding shares of payment solution AG. In April 2012, it launched SmartCore in United States, a RFID (radio frequency identification) card core manufacturing technology.
In the Company's Identity Management segment, it designs, supplies and manages solutions, systems and services that enables the secure management of credentials in diverse markets. The Company's Identity Management offerings include integrated physical and logical (which consists of personal computer (PC), network or cyber) access systems, integrated ID solutions, cashless payment solutions and cloud-based credential management systems. It sells its Identity Management solutions under its Hirsch Identive, idOnDemand and Multicard brands. The Company's Identity Management end customers operate in the government, education, enterprise and commercial markets and can be found in multiple vertical market segments, including healthcare, banking, industrial, retail and critical infrastructure. Sales from the Company's Identity Management segment accounted for approximately 55% of its total revenue, during the year ended December 31, 2011.
In Identive's ID Products segment, the Company designs and manufactures specialized RFID and smart cards technology-based products and components, including NFC products and components, that are used in the government, enterprise and consumer markets for a number of identity-based and related applications, including logical access, physical access, eHealth, eGovernment, citizen ID, mobile payments, loyalty schemes, and transportation and event ticketing. The ID Products segment includes the results of the Company's ID Infrastructure and Transponder business units. Through its ID Infrastructure business unit, the Company designs and manufactures readers and terminals based on both contact and contactless smart card technology, as well as related software components. Through Identive’s Transponder business unit, the Company designs and manufactures RFID inlays, as well as inlay-based RFID tags, labels, stickers and cards. The Company's ID Infrastructure and Transponder products are primarily sold under the Identive brand. Sales from the Company's ID Products segment accounted for approximately 45% of its total revenue, during 2011.
The Company maintains facilities in Chennai, India for researches and development and in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States for individual business unit operations and sales. Identive is a provider of logical access readers and of physical accesses control and integrated, identity-based security systems, and its Velocity software is a security and access management platform.
The Company's Transponder products include RFID inlays and inlay-based cards, labels, tags and stickers, including NFC inlays and tags and other radio frequency (RF) and integrated circuits (IC) components. The Company manufactures its Transponder products at its facilities in Sauerlach, Germany and Singapore, and it markets and sells its Transponder products from these facilities, as well as from operations in the United States and Canada. The Company's inlays and converted inlay products are used in a range of applications, including transport and event ticketing, asset tracking, secure mobile payments and NFC-based applications. The majority of its Transponder products are sold as RFID inlays under the Identive brand. The Company sells its converted inlay products, such as tags and labels, under its Smartag brand and the Company sells specialty inlays for cards manufacturing under its Smartcore brand. (www.identive-transponders.com)
Identification Infrastructure Products
The Company's ID Infrastructure products include a range of contact, contactless and mobile smart card readers and terminals, as well as digital identity and transaction platforms that are utilized worldwide to enable logical and physical access, security and identification applications, transaction systems, and eHealth- and eGovernment programs. Its ID infrastructure products are designed at the Company's research and development center in India and manufacturing is outsourced. Identive serves its global ID Infrastructure customer base from operational headquarters in Germany and sales offices in the United States, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. The majority of the Company's ID Infrastructure products are sold under the Identive brand. Identive also offers a range of smart card-based security, productivity and time recording solutions for small and medium-size businesses under its retail CHIPDRIVE brand. (www.identive-infrastructure.com)
Integrated ID Solutions
Under Identive's Multicard brand, the Company offers customized integration services that enable a range of ID applications, including credential issuance and personalization, smart city and e-Government service provisioning, multi-application campus ID solutions and cashless payments. Through its local operations in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States, the Company works with customers in the government, education, healthcare, corporate, financial and retail markets to design, build, install and support integrated ID solutions. (www.multicard.com)
Identity as a Service
Under the Company's idOnDemand brand, the Company markets and sells cloud-based credential management services that allow organizations to grant access for employees, customers and partners to information and assets, such as information technology (IT) systems, remote access, data encryption, secure e-mail, building access and mobile authentication. The Company delivers its credential management solutions using technology and a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. (www.idondemand.com)
Integrated Physical Access and Identity-Based Security Systems
The Company markets and sells enterprise-class physical accesses control and integrated identity-based security systems under its Hirsch Identive brand. Its Hirsch Identive security systems integrate access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, building management and other network-based systems using a range of credentials, including digital certificates, smart cards, RFID cards and biometrics in order to secure facilities, digital assets and electronic transactions. Identive designs and supports its Hirsch Identive systems from its facility in Santa Ana, California. (http://hirsch-identive.com)
The Company competes with Gemalto NV, ASSA ABLOY AB, SMARTRAC NV, G4S plc, United Technologies Corp., Tyco International Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., HID Global and Intercede Group plc.
Identive Group Inc
1900-B Carnegie Avenue
SANTA ANA CA 92705