BIO-key Innovates Accelerated Biometric Indexing Search

New Fingerprint Matcher Design Yields Higher Accuracy at Higher Speeds per Dollar Invested

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WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity assurance technologies, today announced it has achieved a technology breakthrough that provides large-scale fingerprint matching speeds that are orders of magnitude faster than previous fingerprint matching platforms, while increasing accuracy rates and dramatically reducing the cost to deploy.

"Using Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, BIO-key is expanding the way a biometric search can be performed which dramatically improves speed over conventional approaches. This revolution comes from the use of a highly parallel search architecture, allowing our solutions to perform faster and look deeper while improving speed and accuracy," stated Renat Zhdanov, PhD, Vice President, Chief Scientist, BIO-key International.

Initial tests of the new accelerated architecture show speed results of several millions matches per second, on a typical PC. This provides biometric search acceleration of several orders of magnitude on that PC alone. "These performance gains mean the required hardware and support costs for larger systems, or those heavily used in the Cloud from mobile devices or other sources, can now be greatly reduced, providing for thousands of times more throughput per dollar spent," stated Mira LaCous, Senior VP of Technology and Development, BIO-key International.

"Stakeholders must consider many factors when deploying large-scale fingerprint identification systems. The system must be secure, extremely accurate, fast and reasonably priced to deploy and support. This is especially true in the emerging Cloud-based enterprise and consumer Mobile Authentication markets," stated Michael DePasquale, BIO-key CEO. "BIO-key's COTS-based, interoperable platforms already provide high accuracy rates, at high speeds, per unit of capital investment. Yet, with this new acceleration technology, BIO-key has taken 'matches per second per dollar' to an entirely new level, expanding the possibilities for the entire Industry."

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)

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BIO-key International, Inc.
Jay Meier
Jay.meier@bio-key.com
651-789-6116
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