BIO-key(R) to Showcase Biometric Identity Solution at 2008 AABB Annual Meeting & TXPO

WALL, N.J. , Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced today that it will participate in the 2008 AABB Annual Meeting & TXPO 2008 to be held at the Montreal Convention Center in Quebec, Canada from October 5-7 . The company will showcase its fingerprint biometric solution at the conference. Additionally, Jim Sullivan , BIO-key's Director of Sales, will speak in the Learning Lab Education Session on Sunday, October 5th , at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time . Mr. Sullivan's presentation is titled "Leave your ID at home: Achieving positive donor or patient ID with just a touch of a finger". The AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Meeting is recognized as the leading global event for establishing the highest standards of medical, technical and administrative performance; scientific investigation; and clinical application through standard setting, accreditation, education, advocacy and other activities.

BIO-key will hold demonstrations of its patented, NIST-certified identification technology that has been implemented in blood donor, patient and medical staff identification applications in booth 2639. The Company's demonstrations will feature its award winning, cost effective, fingerprint based identity authentication software solution that can be easily integrated into any application or platform. With more than 400 million BIO-key ISO fingerprint templates in use today, BIO-key is a proven leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions.

"BIO-key identity solutions can be easily implemented by healthcare providers looking to satisfy HIPAA regulations and to protect patient and donor information. Our solutions have been deployed not only to identify blood donors and patients, but also to identify medical staff for access to facilities and medication cabinets, without the need for personnel to remember passwords or produce ID cards which can be easily lost, forgotten or compromised," commented Mr. DePasquale. "BIO-key identity solutions reduce the risk of mis-identifying individuals while improving user convenience and lowering operational costs."

About BIO-key

BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey , develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 750 police departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for law enforcement. (

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