updated 4/25/2011 9:16:40 AM ET 2011-04-25T13:16:40

WALL, N.J., April 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB:BKYI), a global leader in finger biometric identification technology solutions, today announced that the company will be presenting its Tru-Donor ID Solution at the annual meeting of South Central Association Blood Banks at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada April 26-28, 2011 (BOOTH #111).

BIO-key will be demonstrating Tru-Donor ID and finger biometrics for identifying donors in any venue including remote blood drives, using mobile devices such as SmartPhones, equipped with finger biometric capability.

"The security and convenience we provide is measurable. We're attending the meeting to share our success stories providing biometric solutions to other blood banks and healthcare partners," stated Jim Sullivan, Director of Sales and Services, BIO-key International. The SCABB meeting will provide a forum for BIO-key to demonstrate the latest developments in biometrics, integrated with mobile devices," added Sullivan.

BIO-key is currently providing support for The Indiana Blood Center, The Oklahoma Blood Institute and ITxM which is the third largest blood transfusion facility in the United States. BIO-key is helping each facility achieve their goals for instant search and positive ID for donors using just a touch of their finger.  Additionally, duplicate donor enrollments are detected in real time, before they get into the Blood Donor Records System as a duplicate record.

"BIO-key protects donor privacy and lowers operating costs by reducing duplicate donors," stated Pete Lux, Director of Blood Services, Indiana Blood Center.

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, 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
         732-359-1113

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