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BIO-key(R) Receives $335,000 Contract Award From Baltimore Police

Officers on the Street Have Access to Critical Data with MobileCop(R)


WALL, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a $335,000 contract award from the Baltimore (MD) Police Department ("BPD") for additional licenses of BIO-key's MobileCop software for its fleet of patrol vehicles. BPD has been a BIO-key customer since 2000.

With this award, more officers on the street will be able to directly query multiple federal and state databases for outstanding arrest warrants, stolen vehicle reports, sex offender status and other data critical to officer safety as well as law enforcement. The MobileCop mobile data solution also delivers driver photographs from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and mug shots from Baltimore's arrest warrant database to aid officers in positively identifying a person of interest.

Without the MobileCop software in the patrol vehicle, an officer at a traffic stop would be required to radio a request to the BPD Communications Center for a dispatcher check on a license plate or driver's license and report the results back to the requesting officer. "Extending MobileCop to more officers significantly reduces the workload on our busy dispatchers," said Frank Zapushek, BPD's mobile data System Administrator. "At the same time, it allows officers on the street to get critical information they need more quickly, which greatly increases officer safety."

This mobile data system expansion was made possible through the assistance of the Montgomery County, (MD) Police Department, another MobileCop user agency, which made available excess laptops at no cost to BPD. In addition to outfitting additional patrol cars, BPD is now able to assign MobileCop-enabled laptops to detectives who need to be able to access mobile data from unmarked cars and other locations as well as at the police station.

BPD has also deployed PocketCop(R) software, BIO-key's complementary mobile data solution for smartphones and handheld devices, for use by foot patrol and other officers outside of a vehicle. PocketCop and MobileCop users can communicate with each other, and all users are notified when any officer gets a high-priority hit, such as an outstanding arrest warrant, in order to provide back-up, if necessary.

Ken Souza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key's Law Enforcement Division, noted that, "Baltimore is one of our many large, urban law enforcement customers that rely on MobileCop and PocketCop as a mobile office for their officers in the field. BIO-key solutions become a force multiplier by making their officers more effective and productive, while they remain a visible deterrent to crime. We expect to deliver this contract in the current quarter."

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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