BIO-key(R) International, Inc. Presenting Fingerprint Biometric Technology Solutions at IBM Pulse 2013

Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:00am EST

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  WALL, NJ, Mar 01 (Marketwire) -- 
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint
biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile credentialing and
identity verification technologies, today reported that the company will
present the latest advances for interoperable fingerprint authentication
at Pulse 2013 (Booth T132). BIO-key's fingerprint biometric technology
integrated with ISAM ESSO, offers IBM customers the unique ability to
authenticate on any device or platform based on a single enrollment. 

    BIO-key, an "IBM Ready for Security Intelligence Partner" technology, is
utilized by enterprise customers as well as government agencies on a
global basis. The company's software achieved top scores for speed and
accuracy in the most recent National Institute for Standards of
Technology (NIST) biometric evaluation. 

    "Our partnership with IBM is highly valued because of their vast global
influence," stated Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key. "IBM is focused on
delivering the next level of security solutions to meet the demands of a
technology marketplace that's experiencing measurable growth and
generating high volumes of Big Data."

    IBM customers utilize BIO-key technology in conjunction with ISAM ESSO to
enhance security with the most convenient multi-factor authentication
solution available. To extend the awareness and capabilities amongst the
IBM technical and sales support team along with IBM resellers, IBM
published a Redguide featuring BIO-key technology. Redguides are referred
to by sales and technical support representatives seeking new solutions
for IBM customers. View BIO-key Biometric Service Provider for IBM by
visiting the following link:

    "As desktops and laptop/notebook PC's evolve to tablets and smartphones,
BIO-key's interoperable biometric solutions enable customers to
authenticate seamlessly from any device and from a single enrollment in
the cloud," DePasquale added.

    The Pulse event March 3rd - 6th at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
offers BIO-key an opportunity to network and present to 8,000 IBM
business partners and top industry analysts seeking to learn more about
innovative solutions for security. 

    BIO-key is also participating in the Vivastream online social marketing
forum which offers Pulse attendees the opportunity to connect with
BIO-key executives and ask questions, submit requests and schedule
meetings before and after the event. 

    Connect with BIO-key for Pulse 2013 here:

    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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