updated 2/25/2011 8:16:14 AM ET 2011-02-25T13:16:14

WALL, N.J., Feb. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB:BKYI), a global leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions today announced that it will be participating in the IBM Pulse Conference 2011, The Premier Service Managers Event at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada, February 27 – March 2, 2011. BIO-key will be featured at BOOTH # E111.

BIO-key is proud to be one of the valued IBM technology partners demonstrating new products and solutions at this year's Pulse conference. The Company will be presenting the newest, most innovative technology for finger based biometric identification, most specifically the implementation of BIO-key's software capabilities and enhancements integrated into IBM TAM ESSO.

With two days of general session keynotes and over 300 client sessions, Pulse 2011 will demonstrate how Integrated Service Management can help organizations design, deliver, and manage innovative services across business and IT boundaries. Offering a wide range of business and technical sessions, Pulse 2011 provides unlimited opportunities to hear from industry experts and network with attendees to gain the techniques and insights needed to optimize service management strategy.

"The Pulse conference allows us to further relationships with channel partners along with IBM product managers and sales representatives, while we share our vision of the future," stated Ben Hammel, Director of Identity Management Solutions. "These dynamic exchanges allow us to empower our partners with the latest biometric identity solutions for their clients."

Hammel continued, "We're extremely excited about our ability to implement finger based biometric solutions with the IBM TAM ESSO global user and partner community. TAM ESSO users can now take advantage of the reader independence capabilities with unlimited scalability using BIO-key software."

Pulse presents an opportunity to "Meet the Experts."  Meet the Experts provides a unique opportunity for Pulse attendees to engage in informal discussions with the technical and business leaders responsible for designing, developing and supporting the IBM products and services highlighted at Pulse. One such expert Mr. E.K. Koh Program Director for Single Sign-on, Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group, will be offering his insights on TAM ESSO and BIO-key technology on Tuesday March 1st at 10:45am.

"IBM took a leadership role by integrating BIO-key's biometric technology into their  TAM ESSO platform and this event will allow us to disseminate the message that TAM ESSO now has state of the art finger biometric capabilities. Our goal is to support our channel partners and IBM sales and marketing group so they can share the news to their clients," said Scott Mahnken, Vice President Marketing.

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. ( http://www.bio-key.com )

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: Jay Morakis
         JMR Worldwide (for BIO-key)
         212-786-6037
         jmorakis@jmrworldwide.com

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