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ACT Ensures Integrity of Testing Process Through Deployment of BIO-key's(R) Biometric ID Technology

Testing Organization Deploying Fingerprint Biometrics To Validate

Identities, Eliminate ID Theft

WALL, N.J., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI) a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions today announced that the ACT Center network is implementing BIO-key's fingerprint biometrics technology to ensure testing integrity and prevent identity misrepresentation.

The ACT Center network is the professional testing network created by ACT, the educational and professional assessment company known for its college admissions exam. The ACT Center network delivers computer-based professional certification and licensure exams at nearly 240 sites nationwide.

Consistent with ACT's mission to help people achieve success in education and at the workplace, BIO-key's biometric identity software will be used to protect the integrity of the testing process by positively identifying individuals entering to take a test, and ensuring that identity misrepresentation will not thwart the credentialing process.

"BIO-key's fingerprint identity software enables us to improve the services we offer, protecting the integrity of the test by ensuring that the candidates who attain credentials have truly earned them," said Susan Valentine, Vice President of ACT's Professional Development Services. "The ACT Center network delivers high-stakes professional development exams using state-of-the-art technology. BIO-key's identification software keeps the network ahead of the curve, providing a more convenient and secure method for testing candidates to establish their identity."

BIO-key's fingerprint biometric identification technology will benefit ACT's customers by delivering a more convenient and secure method to establish their identity and providing them with protection against identity misrepresentation.

"Our accuracy and large-scale indexing gives ACT the ability to automate the process of detecting duplicate enrollments across large populations," stated Mike DePasquale, BIO-key's CEO. "By choosing our WEB-key(R) solution, ACT has the tools to expand their application to include an external-facing web-based identification. For example, they can easily expand the system to allow applicants to use integrated fingerprint scanners in laptops to confirm their identity when accessing their test results online."

About ACT, Inc.

ACT is a not-for-profit organization that serves millions of people in schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies with programs and services that have one guiding purpose -- to help people achieve education and workplace success. For more information about ACT, visit

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. (

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "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 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB 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.

Company Contact: BIO-key International, Inc.

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