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BIO-key(R) Granted Image Identification System Patent for Award Winning Biometric Technology

Patented BIO-key software delivers consistent quality images, resulting in

higher accuracy and better user experience

WALL, N.J., April 28 /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 on April 15, 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued US patent No. 7,359,553 covering BIO-key's image enhancement and data extraction core algorithm components.

The first feature of the newly patented algorithm covers BIO-key's unique capability to quickly and accurately transform a fingerprint image into a computer image that can be analyzed to determine the critical data elements. Another component of the Image Identification System covered by this patent is the ability to quickly match an image among thousands or more of image models (fingerprints). The ability to quickly provide feedback without compromising accuracy is a key ingredient for any biometric identification solution.

"Superior image analysis and parsing is a critical element of any highly accurate fingerprint matching algorithm," stated Mira LaCous, BIO-key's Vice President of Technology and Development. "This patent is a testament to our company's strength in creating new approaches to improve the speed and accuracy of our core technology. We continue to focus our efforts towards building upon each achievement and uncovering new ways to improve the accuracy, speed, convenience and security of our biometric solutions."

"This most recent patent is another step in protecting our rich portfolio of intellectual property, which enhances the overall value of our company," added Mike DePasquale, President and CEO of BIO-key. "Combined with our superior performance as validated by the recent NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) test results, and our many successful deployments in both government and commercial applications, BIO-key is well positioned to capitalize on the growing need for fast, accurate and convenient identification solutions."

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.

Bud Yanak


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