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OTI Receives $2 Million in Orders for NFC and Contactless Payment Readers for Use in the U.S.

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ROSH PINA, Israel, Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Track Innovations Ltd. ("OTI") (Nasdaq:OTIV) today announced receipt of orders valued at approximately $2.0 million for its Near Field Communication (NFC) and contactless payment readers. OTI plans to deliver part of the NFC and contactless payment readers to its customer in 2012, and the rest in 2013.

With its SCI OEM integrated solution and the Saturn outdoor and indoor line of readers, OTI's NFC and contactless payment readers provide an easy, cost-effective plug-and-play solution for businesses across the globe. These lines of NFC and contactless payment readers support the increasing adoption of NFC payment technology by retail stores, vending machines and other points of purchase. OTI's NFC and contactless payment readers are certified by major credit card associations – including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover – for their contactless programs.

"We are excited to support the growing use of NFC and contactless payment technology in the U.S. Our line of NFC and contactless payment readers provide a robust and durable solution that assures superior user experience at the point of sale," said Oded Bashan, OTI's Chairman and CEO. "OTI provides an excellent alternative to customers who are looking for a financially solid, high quality supplier. This is in addition to several orders for more than 50,000 readers received from other customers this year for readers which are distributed across the U.S. and Europe."

OTI manufactures the NFC and contactless payment readers in its state of the art manufacturing facility, which received the Terminal Quality Management (TQM) certification from MasterCard. The TQM certification was created by MasterCard to ensure that the functionality of chip terminals, as certified during type approval testing by EMVCo, can be sustained throughout a manufacturing cycle.

About On Track Innovations Ltd. (www.otiglobal.com)

On Track Innovations Ltd. ("OTI") designs, develops and markets ID-credentialing, payment and loyalty applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. OTI combines standards-compliant and state-of-the-art, contactless microprocessor-based technologies and enabling hardware with proprietary software applications to deliver high performance, end-to-end solutions that are secure, robust and scalable. OTI solutions have been deployed around the world to address homeland security, national ID, medical ID, contactless payment and NFC solutions, loyalty applications, petroleum payment, parking and mass transit ticketing. OTI markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances.

OTI is a pioneer in the contactless payment market and has supported MasterCard and Visa, among others, in the creation and implementation of contactless transaction processing and payment solutions. OTI provides NFC enabled devices and reader solutions including its COPNI ("Contactless Payment and NFC Insert") device that adds NFC capability to existing mobile phones.

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CONTACT: OTI Contacts: Galit Mendelson VP, Corporate Relations 732 429 1900 ext. 111 galit@otiglobal.com Media Relations: Joe McGurk/Elizabeth Austin KCSA Strategic Communications 212.896.1231/212.896.1241 jmcgurk@kcsa.com/eaustin@kcsa.com Investor Relations: Todd Fromer / Garth Russell KCSA Strategic Communications 212-896-1215 / 212-896-1250 tfromer@kcsa.com /grussell@kcsa.com

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