BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Multicard, a
leading supplier of credential solutions, identity management and
system integration services and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), announced today that it has been
selected by the youth-oriented Australian travel agency Student Flights
to provide identity management services for the verification and
issuance of International Student Exchange (ISE) student ID cards.
Student Flights is the youth and adventure division of Brisbane-based
Flight Centre Limited and its 50 stores across Australia are authorized
issuing agents for the internationally recognized ISE card. In addition
to serving as an ID credential for student travel and work, ISE cards
also entitle their holders to student discounts worldwide on everything
from flights and rail passes to food, hotels and hostels, as well as
emergency assistance while traveling.
"Multicard's identity management solution allows us to outsource the
backend activities associated with issuing ISE cards while still
maintaining our role as the primary interface with our customers.
Multicard's online portal is very easy to use, students get their ISE
cards quickly and the whole system is secure. This is important to us
because Student Flights is recognized as a leader in the youth travel
market and ISE cards are a must-have for every student traveling at
home or abroad," said Darren Lloyd, Student Flights' Brand Leader.
The customized identity management system that Multicard has
implemented for Student Flights includes a secure online portal for
data collection, verification of applicants' age and status as students
or teachers, and card issuance by Multicard's secure card production
bureau. Once a Student Flights staff member has captured all of the
relevant information about a student and entered it into Multicard's
portal, Multicard verifies the data and produces the card, which can
then be mailed directly to the student or delivered to the Student
Flights sales office for pick-up.
"Multicard's broad experience with identity management systems helped
us to create a custom solution for Student Flights that meets the needs
of their business, which is centered around providing personalized,
experience-based service," said Ross Head, Managing Director for
Multicard Australia. "By helping Student Flights to give their
customers a positive experience, we also benefit with follow on
business as students return each year to have their expired ISE cards
Multicard, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE)
(Frankfurt:INV), is a worldwide supplier of card solutions for secure
identification programs, with in-house capabilities for credential
issuance, personalization and fulfillment for the consumer, government,
education, healthcare, smart community and corporate markets. Multicard
offers a complete open payment platform, ID systems management and
engineering services as well as full implementation and program
management. Multicard also is a provider of enrollment, emergency
management and accreditation solutions using government or corporate
IDs. For additional information, visit www.multicard.com.au
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Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and
solutions for the identification, security, and RFID industries. For
more information, please visit www.identive-group.com.
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CONTACT: Multicard Australia
Phone: +617 3844 4623
Identive Group, Inc.
+49 89 95 95 5220