ABnote and Datacard announce partnership

Fort Lee, New Jersey and Minnetonka, Minnesota - November 3, 2008 –ABnote and Datacard Group are pleased to introduce Redwave Solutions. Redwave Solutions combines the expertise of two world-class companies to create a global trusted service manager for the Near Field Communications (NFC) ecosystem.

Redwave will offer both NFC application and support services to a network of value added resellers and secure processing centers.

"We believe that by combining the industry proven software technology from Datacard Group with the worldwide partner network of secure payment card industry (PCI) compliant data centers that form ABnote, Redwave is creating the ultimate NFC market accelerator," says Steven Singer, CEO of the ABnote Group.

Based on components of Datacard Affina Issuance Platform Software, which has been a driver of financial smart card growth, Redwave technologies will support partner applications associated with NFC devices such as mobile phones, smart posters and other RF enabled devices.

"Redwave provides an industry-wide answer to the global NFC ecosystem challenges of trust, security and interoperability," says Todd Wilkinson, CEO of Datacard Group. "Redwave is completely unique to the industry."

John Ekers, SVP Technology and Product Marketing for the ABnote Group, has been named CEO of Redwave Solutions.

ABnote and Datacard Group have locations that span the globe in order to support the initiatives of Redwave Solutions and the growing need of advanced NFC technologies.

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