updated 3/7/2011 8:16:08 AM ET 2011-03-07T13:16:08

WALL, N.J., March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB:BKYI), a global leader in finger biometric identification solutions, today announced that Lexis/Nexis, ITxM and Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group will each be presenting case studies that feature BIO-key's biometric identity management platform at the Biometric Summit in Miami March 7 - 10, 2011.

Among those presenting are BIO-key users and OEMs, Prometric, the global leader in test and assessment services; LexisNexis, a leading information management company; ITxM, the third largest independent blood center in the US, and Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group, an innovative group practice healthcare provider.

"We are proud to have several BIO-key customers selected to present their case studies at the prestigious Biometric Summit this year," stated Jim Sullivan, Director of Sales for BIO-key International Inc.

Presenters will discuss the real world business impacts of several unique BIO-key advantages, including real-time one to many identification search against large scale databases, reader interoperable enrollments, and the flexible deployment options of BIO-key web-based solutions. These valued customers represent dramatically different businesses, all sharing a common theme - the need to be able to search for and positively ID and authenticate customers, patients, and staff in an easy and secure manner.

Presentations and related abstracts:

Prometric/LexisNexis:

Securing and streamlining high volume identification transactions - both high stakes and routine - with the same technology

Attend this presentation and learn how Prometric, the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, has implemented fingerprint identity management solutions to automate and secure both routine and high stakes transactions. Learn how they address high volume biometric enrollments, including real-time duplicate search, maintain flexibility in the face of privacy and regulation changes, and deploy solutions that reduce errors, enhance convenience, and prevent fraud.   

Presenters:

Nancy Gibson, Manager of Biometric Authentication Solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Tara McCleary, Product Marketing Manager for Biometrics, Prometric 

ITxM (The Institute for Transfusion Medicine): 

Leveraging Fingerprint ID to Eliminate Duplicate Blood Donor Records and Streamline Positive ID

Attend this presentation and learn how the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM), the third-largest U.S. independent blood center, has implemented a fingerprint identification system to automate and reduce the time needed for donor and patient registration for their nearly half million annual donor and patient visits.  ITxM has also experienced decreased data entry and duplicate donor errors and enhanced blood donor convenience and security by reducing check-in to seconds.  

Presenters:

Eric Schulties, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Jim Sullivan, Director of Sales, BIO-key International, Inc.

CLARK AND DAUGHTREY MEDICAL GROUP:

Implementation of Biometrics and Single Sign-On For Access to Electronic Health Records

Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group, P.A., known for its technology leadership, is a multi-specialty medical practice with over 50 physicians and other medical providers working in 25 specialized areas including primary care, cardiology and cancer. In 2006, Clark and Daughtrey implemented fingerprint biometrics and enterprise single sign-on to establish secure provider access to its system for electronic medical records. It also aimed to provide secure extranet connections to affiliated hospitals and medical providers.

Benchmark best practices with this progressive organization as you review the benefits and lessons learned of their biometric implementation, including:

  • Easy self-enrollment process
  • Use of different fingerprint readers from different vendors with one stored fingerprint 
  • Improved security with automated login to access all internal and external systems 
  • Drastically reduced quantity of password-related requests for IT assistance 
  • Improved speed of user login/logout 
  • Meets HIPAA regulatory requirements with fewer steps   

Presenter:

Nick Ivon, Director of Information Systems, Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group, P.A.  

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 and OEMs 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, 2009 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
         732-359-1100

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