BIO-key(R) International, Inc. Exhibiting at 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference

Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  WALL, NJ, Sep 17 (Marketwire) -- 
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint
biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile identification
technology, today reported that the company will be presenting the latest
advances in fingerprint biometric authentication technology for
government, enterprise and consumer markets at the Biometric Consortium
Conference at the Tampa - Florida Convention Center (BOOTH # 523)
September 18th - 20th. 

    The Biometric Consortium serves as a focal point for research,
development, testing, evaluation and application of biometric-based
personal identification/verification technology. The conference presents
a forum for biometric technology companies to showcase their latest

    Since the last BCC event in 2011, BIO-key has achieved several notable
accomplishments. One such example is offered in a case study conducted
with a top U.S. hospital. The study showed that BIO-key technology vastly
improved the efficiency of the log-in and two-factor authentication
process for staff members using EMR / EHR and ePrescriptions. During a
thirty day period staff members logged-in over 252,000 times with a
99.34% initial acceptance rate.

    The company also announced the first deployment of BIO-key's WEB-key(R)
finger identification solution for the B.C. Department of Corrections.
Sierra Systems, the lead technology partner, is implementing BIO-key's
custom authentication scheme for CA Technologies "SiteMinder(R)" to
provide identification and secure access to information for inmates
processed through the British Columbia criminal justice system.

    A critical challenge that virtually every organization faces is
protecting internal and customer data and making access to the systems
and applications that hold that data as convenient as possible. In July
2012, IBM published a Redguide dedicated to BIO-key technology. The
Redguide is the go-to resource for IBM technical support representatives
and IBM resellers. IBM Redbooks and Redguide publications are developed
and published by IBM. This new IBM Redguide publication is available at 

    Mira LaCous, CTO / VP Technology and Development of BIO-key, stated,
"This is my twelfth BCC event and it has been fascinating to witness the
growth within the industry, along with the trend of growing acceptance
for biometric technology. During the past decade plus BIO-key has
developed and delivered highly accurate biometric technology solutions,
as reported by the leading government testing organization NIST. We have
created the benchmark for securing the biometric authentication process
on any device, platform or fingerprint reader offering dynamic
integration and flexibility for BIO-key customers. The BCC allows us to
share our latest innovations in the area of mobile and enterprise systems
as well as large scale civil AFIS solutions."

    About BIO-key
 BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New
Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to
commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom
application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance,
scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger
identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users
of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local
embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest
identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and
help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or
by market leading partners around the world. (

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Scott Mahnken

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