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BIO-key(R) International, Inc. to Demonstrate Its New Apple and Android Mobile Security Solutions at the Biometric Consortium Conference & Technology Expo

(September 26, 2011)

WALL, N.J., Sept. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB:BKYI), a global leader in finger biometric identification technology and advanced mobile identification solutions, today announced that the company will be presenting the latest advances in fingerprint biometric solutions, including those for the Apple iPad, iPhone and Android platform as well as the latest innovation in biometric Prox Cards for physical and logical access, at the Biometric Consortium Conference & Technology Expo (Booth #525), to be held at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida on September 27th – 29th 2011. BIO-key will be co-sponsor of the IBIA (International Biometric Industry Association) Reception held at the expo on Monday evening.

iFMID (Fingerprint Mobile Identification Device) is state of the art identity management technology developed by SIC Biometrics which offers strong authentication, in mobile environments, using the iOS platform and Apple advanced mobile devices. One of the drivers in developing the iFMID was to provide advanced mobile identification solutions for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce. iFMID technology is designed to help increase the performance and security of any commercial or government project seeking strong authentication in a mobile environment. The iFMID product suite is also available with 2D Barcode capability as well as Smart Card Reader and Prox card emulator.

Along with introducing the new mobile solutions, BIO-key will be demonstrating its software finger print biometric identification solution that is interoperable with virtually any fingerprint reader on the market today. BIO-key's award winning finger matching algorithm boasts the scalability and accuracy required for any size identity management implementation. BIO-key's technology is a top choice for many application owners, system integrators and government agencies around the world for their needs to achieve a high level of confidence when proving the identities of individuals and for accessing their systems. BIO-key's NIST tested algorithm is compatible with PIV, CAC and TWIC template requirements.

Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key International, Inc., said, "Through a single enrollment, solutions leveraging BIO-key's secure thin client framework can authenticate users on any Windows and Linux based systems including smart portable platforms running Apple iOS, Android and Windows mobile."

The Biometric Consortium Conference & Technology Expo is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA). The conference is focused on biometric technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce. The conference offers two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers.

About S.I.C. Biometrics

S.I.C. Biometrics Inc., located in Montreal Canada, develops, manufactures and sells biometric plug-in mobile fingerprint scanners, biometric proximity cards and access control solutions globally. S.I.C. Biometrics through direct collaboration with Apple in 2009 is credited with developing the first fingerprint reader for the Apple iPad and iPhone. The S.I.C. platform of identification solutions is interoperable and can be utilized with most existing infrastructures providing an optimum return on your investment. The company model of manufacturing simple and convenient turn-key solutions enables secure access to any IT application using state of the art finger biometric technology and is championed by S.I.C.'s FMID mobile solution product line. (

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. (

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, the impact on our business of the recent financial crisis in the global capital markets and negative global economic trends, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: BIO-key International, Inc.
Scott Mahnken

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