Two Florida County Election Boards Select BIO-key Fingerprint Authentication to Protect Integrity of Voting Process

 

WALL, N.J., Oct. 10, 2018 — BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced that two County Election Boards’ in Florida have selected BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows software and its EcoID fingerprint biometric readers to enhance security of its identification and authentication process for staff members and volunteers involved in managing the voting process.

Concerns about vote tampering, fraud and possible security breaches have caused the results of recent elections across the country to be questioned. As a result of these concerns, Board of Elections managers have become focused on ways to securely identify and authenticate those granted access to voting machine data, systems and networks. Earlier this year, such concerns resulted in proposed legislation in the United States Congress which sought to fund grant programs to enhance state election security in upcoming elections.

Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO, BIO-key commented, “We are proud to protect the integrity of the election process for these counties. We believe BIO-key’s unique, cost effective blend of software and hardware biometric solutions represents a very attractive option for all jurisdictions seeking to enhance the security of their electoral process.

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“This initial deployment in voting systems, builds off BIO-key’s more than a decade of experience providing biometric authentication solutions for high-level government applications. This voting systems application, focused on poll workers and volunteers, is similar to much larger deployments of our solutions in enterprises and government agencies across the US where it is essential to securely authenticate each individual prior to their being granted access to high value data.”

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.bio-key.com) BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric solutions that enable convenient and secure access to information and high-stakes transactions. We offer alternatives to passwords, PINs, tokens, and cards to make it easy for enterprises and consumers to secure their devices as well as information in the cloud. Our premium finger scanning devices offer market-leading quality, performance and price. BIO-key also brings the power and ease of use of biometric technology to its TouchLock line of biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks – providing even more ways to BIO-key your world!

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts are “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 not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, customer and market acceptance of biometric solutions generally and our specific offerings, our ability to expand sales within existing customer relationships, our ability to raise additional capital, 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, 2017 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 undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made.

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Investor & Media Contacts William Jones, Tanya Kamatu Catalyst Global 212-924-9800 [email protected]

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